Friday, October 22, 2010

pumpkin patch

i love fall! seems to be the sentiments of a lot of folks, as i have seen a handful of adorable fall and pumpkin patch pictures from various friends. my fall wouldn't ever be complete without a visit to the pumpkin patch, which is just what we did with friends last week.

jacob, of course, thoroughly enjoyed the tractors. and kate loved the pumpkin part.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


the kids are saying funny things all the time. i don't ever right them down, but i had the urge to note these few, since they happened on the same day...

me: "jacob, do you know your middle name?"
jacob: "pié."
me: "no, that's your last name. what's your middle name? jacob....?"
jacob: "pié don't touch the tv."

he was so confident in his answer, which made it all the funnier. :o)

jesse: "kate, did you poop your pants?"
kate: "not yeeeet!"

she cracked the biggest smile when she said it, like she knew she was being a smarty pants.

me: "jacob, don't touch those papers, those are for mommy's work." (referring to a stack i had set on the floor because i ran out of room on the desk)
jacob: "then what did you put them on the floor for?"

back-talking at age 3! this could get ugly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

oh boy!

it's been way too long since my last post. i guess the end of september and beginning of october were busy times for this family, seeing as how i didn't have time to blog. anyhow...

the most exciting event that has taken place in these past few weeks... the arrival of my sister's baby boy, my nephew, Easton Michael Stecko.

born monday, october 4, 3:05 pm, 7 lbs 9 oz. 20 1/2 in. we are anxiously awaiting our upcoming trip to pittsburgh to meet him in person. but we have been able to see him via skype, which we are so thankful to have these modern methods of communication.

mid-september we enjoyed a visit from pappy and gammie. we spent the weekend playing, picnicking, star-gazing, and eating! gammie cooked us a delicious meal including brisket. it was nice to have a big sunday dinner. we usually fix sandwiches because we are so hungry when we get home from church.

the following weekend we enjoyed a relaxing weekend at home, complete with some kite flying. the weather has been unseasonably warm, and we have been trying to make the most of being able to play outside with flip flops on and no jacket.

we've been to the zoo twice this month, thanks to a nice friend who has kindly shared her passes. the kids loved both trips. 1st trip highlight was the train ride. 2nd trip highlight, the carousel ride.

i've been sick for the past 2 weeks, and am looking forward to feeling better. we've got a birthday party to plan for a very special 2 year old. and a trip to pittsburgh to visit little Easton!