Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cell Phone Picture's from the Pumpkin Patch

This past Saturday was opening day at our local Pumpkin Patch! I usually don't go this early in the season, but my sweet sister Jessica and her husband Daniel were here visiting, so we went together. This was Jessica & Daniel's first time to go with us, I'm glad we had this opportunity! Jessica, we love y'all!! ;)
Isaac was kind of a stinker. He laid out in the wagon and got Savannah to pull him around. She wanted to at first, but after a few minutes concluded that he was just too heavy.

She took the pumpkin picking business very seriously!
Being goofy!

We are so looking forward to visiting again soon! Mimi? Grammy? Are y'all ready?

In other news, I have had a bad cold this week, and haven't felt much like posting. I also cannot find the SD card to my camera, sad day! This is an item that I haven't lost before (amazing), and it has irreplaceable pictures on it. I hope I find it ASAP.

But on the positive side, I am so glad it is Autumn, and I love this cooler weather. I am looking forward to even cooler temperatures! :) :)

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rainy Day Cookies

Well, as the title of this post states, it rained today, and we baked cookies. I should say, because it rained today, we baked cookies. There is nothing like being stuck in the house for a long time with two energetic 4 yr. olds, or kids of any age, shape, and size. Including adults sometimes. So, we made these Brown Sugar Cookies from Joy the Baker (love her!), and read "Night Noises" by Tony Johnston while they were baking. Yum!

Yes, my table was a mess, and I used fake vanilla :(  Still turned out good though!

Doesn't he look sweet?


Monday, September 19, 2011

Last Pictures from Our Vacation (hopefully)

 I thought it was about time for me to finish with vacation posts, even though I have many more pictures! You know me and the crazy picture taking. This is an old Texaco Station in Reliance TN. We stopped in Reliance to have a picnic by the Hiwassee river.
 Always beautiful! Joe swam and we waded. The water was really cold!

 These pictures are from the Pumpkin Patch Playground on Signal Mtn.

You can tell they were on the move the whole time!

I am looking forward to posting some pictures from our local Pumpkin Patch. It opens soon, and we love going there! Right now we are loving the cooler weather. This is my favorite time of the year!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A few more vacation pictures...

Once again, I don't have a lot of time, so I'm just posting a few more pics from our vacation. These were taken at Cades Cove.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cooking Fish...

Well, here it is. I seasoned each fish and wrapped them in foil, individually. Then we cooked them on the grill.

 Savannah & Isaac, waiting for their fish dinner.

 Cooked fish.

This picture is a little deceiving. They didn't like the fish. Really, none of us liked it, not even Joe, who loves fish.  Joe has had trout many times, but only because he didn't want to waste his "catch".  He prefers catfish, and now I know why. No offense to trout lovers, but we are used to catfish, and I didn't expect the trout to have such a "mealy" taste to it. Oh well, we ate it (Joe & I did), and it was all about the experience of catching fish! :) Next time we might just catch and release.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trout Fishing

We don't usually enjoy "tourist" activities, but Joe really wanted the twins to catch a fish. So we went to one of those little trout ponds where they were sure to catch one, and they loved it!


The man that worked there was great! I can't remember his name right now, but he was really good with Savannah and Isaac.
This is after, when they are watching him clean the fish.  Savannah caught one and Isaac caught three. We wanted to have one for each of us for supper. Savannah was really excited about catching her first fish, but after seeing it flop around in the bucket for a minute, she simply stated that she didn't want to catch another one.  She really enjoyed watching Isaac catch the rest though!
You see that little lump of something that Isaac is looking at? That's a fish heart. Still beating. This is Savannah's face after the fish guy suggested that they EAT the fish heart. This was not a happy thought for her!
 But, they spotted a cat and that made everything fun again!
Sweet chillins'!

Sorry, I don't have pics of them with the actual fish! What was I thinking? Next post I will share some pictures of us cooking and eating the fish at the cabin. I know that sounds exciting! Ha!