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October 24, 2005

Pumpkin Patch & Beyond

Last Sunday we took the the kids and some friends (Jd, Kris, Tiffany, Mac, Pam, and little Megan) to the pumpkin patch. We went to Bauman Farms, the same place as last year--only last year we did not go on a weekend. With Harrison in school full time this year, a week day trip didn't work well with our schedule. The weekend crowds were large and the lines were long. The kids didn't seem bothered, they had a great time. The other adults had fun watching the mayhem. Only Jeremy and I were stressed trying to keep track of Emma and Harrison and complete all of the fun activities, including getting pumpkins, before our scheduled departure time.

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The real fun came later at home. We warmed up with drinks and hot cider. Part of the group played Tri•Ominos while the other part hung out in the kitchen and helped prepare the meal. We feasted on fabulous lamb shanks in a cooked down mushroom sauce mopped up with crusty sourdough bread. The weather was so mild that Jeremy made a fire outside for us to sit around. The kids and Jd ran around in the wet cold grass with bare feet. What a wonderful evening with wonderful friends.

Posted by jennifer at October 24, 2005 11:42 AM