Monday, 15 October 2012

Dewberry Farms and Lando

 For playgroup, we went to Dewberry Farms (which according to their website was featured on Pioneer Woman's blog--don't I feel special).  It was nice because we got a field group rate and it's less crowded during the week.
 It was fun.  But I think the ideal age for this place would have been 5-12 yr. olds.  A lot of the activities Sebastian and Isabel couldn't do because they were too small.  Like these pedal carts--they were too heavy for them to ride.  But Elena liked it!
 But we got a free little pumpkin and the kids loved the petting zoo part. Yes, I pulled Elena out of school to go.
 Our tractor ride.
 And now on to cuter matters.  Look at that almost grin!  He was smiling just a second before.  I love his smile, and he's ticklish.  :)
 Most of the time he's serious though.
I just want to squeeze him!

 Ha! Ha!  Cross-eyed!
 Otherwise, I've been busy getting decorations ready for a tri-ward Halloween party, and sewing costumes like mad.  Then on Friday and Saturday I pulled all the weeds and rotor-tilled our backyard flowerbeds, added compost, bonemeal, and fertilizer (yes, I am NOT organic), and I planted my daylilies, zebra mallow, and liriope. (Leo helped A LOT--he's so sweet!)  Soon, all my tulips and Black-eyed Susans should be delivered and then I can plant those.  And in February my two rose bushes.  Happy sigh at the thought.  Not happy was the little baby snake we found, or the fact that our yard is invested with these nasty creatures, Japanese Beetle Grubs.
 Ugh!!!  And they eat roses!!  I might cry.  From what I've read, there's not a good control method either--one website suggested HAND-PICKING them out of your soil.  They are so nasty.  I had a nightmare that night after seeing them for the first time.  Sorry, to end on that.  I should have left off with the pictures of Nicolas.


Kayli said...

THAT WAS SO GROSS!! Don't ever post pictures like that again.

Your pictures were really big on my google reader- so that was cool. Lando is suuuuper cute!

Andrea said...

Lando is getting huge!!!! That farm place looked like fun. Is it cooling off there at all?

Natalie said...

Gross bugs! I love the serious pictures of Orlando. Cuteness. Good luck with your party and costumes. I'm getting excited for the pictures!