Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Great Pumpkin Patch

We finally felt good enough to leave the house!!! We decided to go to the great pumpkin patch. We had such a fun day together. There were animals, face painting, a juggler, a magician, hay rides (Garret decided he did not want to go) and a pie eating contest.

Tyler, Richard and John decided to enter the pie eating contest. You get five minutes to eat as many pieces of pie with no hands that you can. The winner ate 11 slices - it was sick. She would just sort inhale one slice and then go for the next. Tyler ate 9 slices. He ended up in a four way tie for second. The judge said they needed to all eat one more slice and whoever ate it the fastest got second. So they ate another slice (at this point I was laughing hysterically because I was not sure Tyler could get another piece in him). The judge decided there was another tie somehow so they had to eat one more (Tyler ended up spitting this one out). Finally the judge determined they all did great (if you can call eating over 10 slices of pie great). We got a 20$ gift certificate to the store. It only had Halloween stuff and I am not the biggest decorator so we just got a candle (it does smell good), apple cider and a coloring book. I am not sure if Tyler would say it was worth it or not. If he had eaten 19 slices the judge was going to give out a hundred dollars but I am not sure that is possible. The whole contest was pretty entertaining for those of us just watching.

Spencer slept most of the time we were there! He is still getting over the end of his cold. Poor baby. I tried to get a cute picture of him- It didn't work so well!!! Garret had a great day, he was so excited about going to the pumpkin patch that this morning at 8:30 I said we couldn't leave to go until he napped. So he grabbed his blanket and went and laid down in bed. I was shocked that he actually went to sleep and slept til 10:00. He struggled a little with the potty training today. The last few days he has only had trouble with the number 2s but today he had a couple more accidents than that. I think he is figuring things out though. We might even be able to say he is trained by the time his birthday comes next Thursday- or it could get a lot worse before then, i really don't know much about potty training but I am hoping for the best.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are so glad everyone is feeling better & it sounds like yesterday was lots of fun...Pumkin Patches make such good memories!!! Spencer looks a little upset, but still a cutie pie! Garret, your Grandpa Talcott would have loved the picture of you on the tractor!!! He would have definitely had you up on his lap riding with him on all of his tractors, like Grandma did when I was a little girl on the ranch in Montana...
Love to all,
Grandma, Grandpa, & Uncle Trenton