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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Jamboree and Haunted Hayloft

Sunday the 18th, we went with my mom to the Grafton Eckert's. The drive was beautiful. As we were picking apples, Kaitlynn told me to "Stop taking my picture. I love you too much." She also kept saying "I don't know" and "I have a question." She just cracks us up. She is always coming up with something new.


Then we met my niece Hanna and her boyfriend Adam at Purina Farms for the Haunted Hayloft. We didn't get to see much as they were already starting to close things down. I wish they would have told us that before we paid for parking. We got to see the tail end of the dog show, walk through the barn and that was it. It wasn't worth the drive out there or the $5 it cost to park.


We ended up going out to dinner afterwards. Kaitlynn has really started to like Adam. On the way home, she was pretending to talk to him on the phone. She asked him to come over to her house to see her turtle. Then she asked him if he has a brother or a sister.

Here is a video from apple picking at Eckert's.

Bad Night

A few weeks ago, I was at a party and a family member started asking about my mom. He also started questioning me about her finances. I pleaded stupidity basically, because it is none of his damn business. Then he proceeded to basically go off on my father. For those that don't know, my father passed away May 5, 2008. He was a wonderful dad and grandpa. Anyway, this person said that when he passes away, his wife will be taken care of. She won't have to work and that's why he works all the time now. He also told me that my dad didn't make any money and my mom wouldn't get SSS. Basically he is and will always be full of ****. This person is not liked by any family member, not even his own wife or children. He is an ***. I guess it made him feel better to talk bad about my dad, who never did a damn thing to this SOB. We were leaving, but as we were leaving, I got really upset. I guess I handled the situation well with the person, because I just basically ended up walking away from them. I didn't let him know what he was saying bothered me. That would have been giving exactly what he wanted. But as we were leaving, I started getting angrier and angrier. I let this person upset me so bad, I was crying hysterically (after we got back to the car). I called my sister and told her about what happened. She helped me to calm down. I was hurt by this person's words because I just couldn't believe he would have the audacity to say anything to ME about my father, a man who sacrificed so much for his wife and children. I feel my dad gave up so much for us. He doesn't deserve anyone talking bad about him. I guess what I was really upset about, was that I felt I should have defended him. Dave reminded me that my dad doesn't need defending. Even though he is not here to defend himself, his life and family are his defense. He was loved deeply by all of us. He was a man of God.

I feel like I met the devil that night. And I don't want to ever see that ******* again.

Pumpkinland & Boo Bash

Saturday, October 17th, we were supposed to meet one of our playgroups at Pumpkinland at Thies Farm. We didn't see anyone from that playgroup, but did meet up with Bene and Logan from our other playgroup. It was a great day to be at the pumpkin patch.
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After Pumpkinland, we ate lunch, then went to the Boo Bash at Zion Lutheran Church. This was our first activity with this playgroup / mom board. We met a lot of nice people and had a great time. Kaitlynn put on her Happy Feet costume for a few minutes and then decided she didn't want to wear it. So she just wore her Halloween shirt that said "Daddy's under my spell" and a witch's hat. Then had her face painted like a princess. When Kaitlynn won Most Original Halloween Costume, they said because every little girl has their daddy under their spell. There was a professional photographer that took pictures of the kids in the graveyard outside the church and of the rest of the festivities.
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That evening, we went to my cousin Jamie and her boyfriend Matt's housewarming party. They have a nice ranch-style house. It was great seeing them and their little boy, who's not so little anymore!

We ended the evening at my sister's house. Let's just say the night ended with me, who is deathly afraid of snakes, holding my niece's snake around my neck.
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BTW, these are not the greatest pictures of me. My makeup was basically worn off from crying a few hours before.