Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lovecreek Orchard...or BUST...

So I wanted to take the kids to a pumpkin patch this year. The kids had never been and neither had I. I looked up Lovecreek Orchard online and saw all the fun activities they had for their pumpkin patch and thought that would be the perfect family day trip! WRONG!!

I set my alarm really early...8:00 a.m..that's early for me! LOL So that I could get ready before the kids were up and have our bag packed and stuff together. And then make breakfast, eat, clean up and leave. We had lots to do too other than the pumpkin patch. We had to go to Target to return a jacket I had bought Lij there on Friday. He wants to be Michael Jackson for Halloween and I found this awesome jacket there that totally resembled the red and black "Beat It" jacket. But when I got it home and looked at it more closely, I noticed that it had some black marks on the front. So we had to take that back and get another. We also had to pick up a birthday gift for Miguel's friend's daughter because we were invited to her party that afternoon at 5:00. I also had to run by the post office to mail some packages, go by Party City to get Lij his sequined glove, go by the bank to pull out some money from the ATM, do our grocery shopping, go to the pumpkin patch and be back in town for the party! Whew!! That's alot of stuff....NOT gonna happen! Miguel left the house at about 9:00 to get his parents vehicle, didn't get back until 11:30 WITHOUT their truck. We didn't leave our house until about 12:30, did all our running around, gassed up and didn't end up heading out to Medina until 2:40! We got lost, the kids were getting very frustrated and hungry on the long ride...I don't blame them. I had even joked about it to Miguel and said that what if we got there and the place closed at five. Well, I wasn't too off. When we got there, the place closed at FOUR and it was 4:05! The grounds were still "open" so we got to take some pumpkin pics, we built a scarecrow, and the kids painted some pumpkins, but the pony and hay rides were over and it was just too hot and sunny and the kids were already hungry and thirsty and I had a HORRIBLE headache from all the hay. We stayed about 45 minutes and then left to eat at a Sonic we had seen nearby on our way in. The kids were a bit happier after that and Mikey fell asleep on the way back into town. We got to the party about six thirty and most of the guests were gone. We stayed for about an hour...Mikey jumped his little heart out on the Moon Bounce, but I sat the whole time trying not to puke from my horrible allergy headache. We didn't do our grocery shopping after all. We got home, I bathed Mikey with me, took two Benadryls and went to bed! WHAT A DAY! I didn't even get many good pics! Too much sun and squinting and uncooperative kids!Remind me NEVER to take a long car trip with the kids again...NEVER!!

Oh, on Friday, me and Mikey met Chon at Crossroads and we went and did a little shopping. I got myself some nice jeans and some cooool lace at Wal Mart. Oh, I also got some nice scrapping goodies in the mail for my birthday from some scrapping friends. It's for this birthday swap thing we've been doing all this year. LOVED it all :) Oh, and I got my birthday gift from Chon...LOTS of nice things!! Thanks, sistah!! :) That's pretty much all that's been going on the last few days. Tomorrow is cleaning day and back on the treadmill because my leg feels ALOT better finally. So, maybe some scrapping later in the week. Now for some pics :)

The last three pics were taken at my sis's house...they go all out on Halloween decorations! Mikey loved it!


shopgirlaudi said...

Awww...bummer on your day. That really BITES!!! Sorry all your planning was in vain:( We were going to head out there yesterday too, but then didn't. We just hit a neighborhood patch, but I'm going back to get better pics.

Glad you liked all your birthday goodies. Where'd you hang the little Halloween plaques???

Ginajam said...

Oh that totally stinks about the pumpkin patch...we were there yesterday, but went right away in the morning. I hope you can try again next year, cause it's really fun and the kids always have a ball!! At least you got a few good shots with the pumpkins!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

wow..what a day eh. i feel tired just reading! LOL :D