Wally and Rene'

Wally and Rene'

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A day at the pumpkin patch

I think this says it all.. "The Perfect Peabody Pumpkins" :) So after the soccer game we went to the pumpkin patch. It has really been years since I have been to one and this was special because the boys were there to enjoy it all. I loved the corn fields and the sunflowers. I am still working out the settings on the camera and was experimenting with the sunflowers.

I do like how these turned out.. the boys were liking the flowers and how big they were.. some had a middle as big as a dinner plate..

Here comes grandma Judy..

Judy (Sean's Mom) caught up with us after we got there and was able to help the boys pick pumpkins.

Sometimes I catch them when they are so serious.. I am wondering just what Jimmy is thinking here.

Sam didn't like sitting in the sun,, so he let us know.. (one of those "I have really had enough,, ya know??) He was so funny because he didn't know anyone was watching him.

Where we were is an island and there are at least 4 pumpkin patches that I saw signs for. I had never been there before and it was a tricky ride in.. I got stuck in the intersection when the light turned red.. it was green when I went to make the turn... (really!!) Very busy with traffic.

So when I finally made the turn I was going across the bridge and saw in front of me to the left, Mt. St. Helen's and to the right was Mt. Rainer. When I turned my head to the right was Mt. Hood. They were so beautiful and I was driving and couldn't get the camera out.. and I was on a bridge.. ( like that would have stopped me,, I amaze Wally all the time when I want to try and get a good pic) (I would have figured it out) and by myself. Oh well.. I did get this one of Mt. Hood..

I am thinking they got some nice pumpkins.. green and orange.

I swear some of the pumpkins were as big as the boys!!!

Here Mel is helping Sam and then Jim tries to help and in the end Mel helps bring the perfect pumpkin...

Here I am with Mel, Sean and the boys,, Jimmy and Sam.. and here is Judy with them.

All in all,, after all the pumpkins were picked and we loaded them onto the wagons for a hay ride back to the main part of the pumpkin patch... Sam looked at me and said, "this was a good day" and just grinned at me.
The boys on the wagon trying not to be silly. It wasn't working..

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More family,, and watch for more to come... :)

Here we have Yvonne and her friend Ron.. she was being so smug because she could get her leg over the sissy bar,, she made fun of me because I didn't make it over the sissy bar.. (my butt was sore from being on the back seat and the bumps... OMG!!) Its ok,, she can gloat, I got my leg back when my butt didn't hurt anymore.
I love this picture of Wally. He didn't know I was going to snap this. I just called his name and he turned around and here we are.
This is Sara Jo on her wedding day.. I love this one too.. she was waiting for the rest of the girls and was looking out the window. I was very happy to get this pic because the light was so bright that day and the whole wall was windows.
Jimmy was just so serious here. I don't know what he was thinking about but it had to be intense.

I think this is one of my all time favorite pictures. Sam was laughing so hard and kept pawing at Mel.. he was making her crazy and she finally had to tell him just that. All Sam did was keep laughing. A truly wonderful moment watching him laugh like that.

Yvonne was at the base of Mt. St. Helen's. Mel got this picture and I was so glad she was taking pictures.. I ended up going back into town for work. I didn't make this trip but Mom and Yvonne went with Mel and the boys. They had a wonderful time and Mel got a couple of really wonderful shots of both Mom and Yvonne with Mt. St. Helen's.
Mom her with Helen.. I don't know why, but these pictures are some of my favorites.

Here I am with Dad and Sandy. I didn't have many pics with them and tried to fix that when I was home. I will work on that with Mom next time we are together too.

Carol (Wally's mom) is at the Bonneville Dam. They had a weekend in the Gorge.. I didn't make that trip but Wally got some nice pics..

Kathy and Wally.. I don't think they have many pictures of themselves together. I am working on changing that too..

Wally and Bones. (really named Wishbone) Bones really took a liking to Wally and they had a really good time together. He is a rat terrier and since we have 3 (plus a cocker spaniel) Wally understands the personality. They became real pals.

My grand babies Samuel Joseph Maverick and James Ryan Danger
They are getting so big.