Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Pumpkin Patch

Today Violet and I accompanied Hazel on her first ever field trip, to Arata's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay. Hazel has talked of little else for days, and I'm pleased to say that the excursion met her high expectations. We went with Hazel's whole preschool class, including teachers, kids, moms, siblings and one dad (go, Shane!). Here's how it all went down:


Everyone chose their very own pumpkins. Ever the hooligan, Hazel preferred knocking the pumpkins on the bordering hay bales over to actually selecting one for herself.


A real, old fashioned hayride, complete with a rusty, old tractor spewing carbon monoxide directly into my children's faces.


Hey, there, partner. Pull up a pumpkin and paste on a smile: it's class picture time!


Hazel, Molly and Maddy go for a roll in the hay.

8 Comments:

Blogger Carlos P said...

awwww. childhood memories.
makes me wanna stab a pumpkin...

what are you going to be for halloween? i'm going to be a dog-bite victim.

9:38 AM  
Blogger llamaschool said...

Said it before, I'll say it again. Hazel is gorgeous. A total stand-out, really.
We pulled out Sabra's Halloween tights this a.m., our own trip to the pumpkin patch can't be far behind.

5:45 PM  
Blogger llamaschool said...

Alisyn,

You can email me if you'd like at kimchilla@rcn.com, I'd love to meet up after Portland. If I'm not mistaken, you guys are in the South Bay, right?
My nutty MIL is in Palo Alto, I'm usually down there at least once a week.
Have a big time in bar, beer, bare-breast and Burgerville-ville. I'm a former resident myself.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attensa for Outlook RSS Reader Includes New Firefox Toolbar That...
Oct. 10, 2005 -- The newest version of the Attensa RSS reader for Outlook includes a Firefox toolbar that makes it easy to find, preview and subscribe to RSS newsfeeds from any Web page or blog offering RSS ...
I liked your blog and it's going in my favorites file. I have a mp3 download music free site/blog. It pretty much covers mp3 download music free related stuff. See it, if you want free mp3 stuff.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone has days when they are down, worn out, anxiety chest pain and just not feeling all that happy.

That's OK, you need to have days like this, otherwise how would you know when you are happy. You need to have something to contrast your happiness with. What is black without white?

Even though you know that sadness (anxiety chest pain) is a part of life, let's try to make it a small part of life.

With that said, here are a few tips to help you feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps. They are easy to do, easy to practice every day and they work!

1. Stand up straight, sit up straight. When your body is in alignment your energy can flow and when your energy is flowing freely, you can flow.

2. Smile! Yes, just smile. Easy to do and effective.

3. Repeat positive affirmations. Things like "I feel good", "Positive energy flows through my body", "I see the good in all".

4. Listen to some music that you like. It doesn't have to be anything specific, just something you enjoy. Certain types of music work better than others, but experiment and see what works for you. Studies have shown that Classical music and new age music work best.

5. Take some time out for yourself, relax and read a book, do something for yourself.

6. Meditate. Meditation is an excellent habit to develop. It will serve you in all that you do. If you are one who has a hard time sitting still, then try some special meditation CDs that coax your brain into the meditative state. Just search for "Meditation music" on Google or Yahoo and explore.

Our outside work is simply a reflection of our inside world. Remember there is no reality just your perception of it. Use this truth to your advantage. Whenever you are sad, realize that it is all in your mind and you do have the power to change your perception.

These tips will lift you up when you are down, but don't just use them when you are sad or anxiety chest pain . Try and practice them everyday, make them a habit. You will be surprised at how these simple exercises will keep the rainy days away.

On a final note, if you are in a deep depression that you can't seem to shake, please go see a doctor. This is your life and don't take any chances. anxiety chest pain

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! Dental insurance 2c pussy shaved pierced Permanent hair remover permanent hair removal hair removal leathermans jacket Accessory betsey handbag johnson womens Alfa romeo 147 offerta big dog jacket motorcycle acura ls 1990 left front axle legend Best college for accounting Liposuction procedures Models in risque lingerie

2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you find it? Interesting read Hall chrysler saab 9.5 2002 repair record 95 saab 9000 free best phendimetrazine online reset parental control on ps2 www. extreme interracial voice over ip solution Daimler chrysler trucks 2b services 2b easy pay Car covers truck la ca Order tadalafil rx online states with caps on medical malpractice awards Chunky black porn Car cleaner tool uk vacuum Paris hilton video trailer Driveway dodge chrysler jeep Saab vacuum lines Invicta automatic mens watch Mature and nude Odd sized bathtubs

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking for information and found it at this great site... » »

11:15 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home