Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pumpkin Picking with Daddy!

So Patrick has been on call every other night for over a week - and still has almost 2 weeks at this same rate to go. His poor body is taking a toll and his emotional energy is at a low too. He really needs some time to sleep and just relax and have some good quality family time.

He was on call last night, came home and slept a bit, then we headed out for our annual pumpkin picking trip. We have made a tradition of going to this place down the road - which is not the greatest pumpkin patch - but super close and cheap!!! You ride a tractor out to the patch, then they drop you off in a corn maze. Gavin loved having Mommy chase him and also to have Daddy go a different way than us, and meet up and scare us! Poor Daddy had Evelyn on his back though - and she would get so excited when we would come near - so she would squeal with delight and give up his location!!! But Gavin still had fun with it!

Once you are through the maze you end up in the patch. And to our surprise this year they had AWESOME pumpkins to pick from! We would see a HUGE, PERFECTLY SHAPED, GREAT ORANGE pumpkin and want to grab it - then see another right next to it. So we had a lot of good choices!!! Gavin searched around for a bit and then stood next to one a declared it his. He tried to pick it up but no luck. So he drug it to Daddy who helped pick it up for him, then we went back and rode the ponies and went on the jumpy thing. Evelyn just loved being carried around by Daddy and enjoying the scene. It was a balmy 70 degrees with strong winds - but a gorgeous day all-in-all. I hope it was what the doctor ordered for daddy. Now all he has to do is carve all of our new pumpkins!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You know it's bad when...

you wake up in the middle of the night and scream because you think someone else is in your bedroom. Then you realize it's just your husband you never see (who never sleeps at home because he is on-call every other night) and you just woke him up 45 minutes before he needed to.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Beautiful Sunday

Yesterday was a great day. Patrick was post call but only slept for about an hour and a half - so he was around for most of the day. I mowed the lawn while he napped (the kids played in the yard) and then we spent almost the entire rest of the day outside. There was an incident where Patrick went to chase Gavin and bumped into something on the deck and gashed his head...that was a bummer. That was the only time I took Gavin in (and Evie was napping anyway). Then we went to the elementary school so Gavin could practice riding his cool bike. It was 68-70 degrees, sunny skies, light breeze. Just beautiful. And to spend it together felt so good. Patrick bathed and dressed the kids and they were down by 7:30-8:00 so he and I watched a movie too. It really was just a great day...