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Monday, December 23, 2013

We did NOT fall off the planet!

We are still here. Really.

I'm in a blogging funk lately. There is so much going on and I don't even know where to start. So tonight, how about I post some pictures that should have been posted months ago?

Lets to back to early October, shall we? Our trip to the pumpkin patch! The Apple Junction in Hastings. We love this place! It was our third year and we've been happy every time. It's not super crowded and there are several different things to do. It isn't huge, which is just fine for us. What's more important for our crew is getting them out and experiencing life!

The water pumps. Anyone who knows Asher knows he was totally obsessed with this! I loved that there were enough pumps for all our kids to participate at the same time. Notice Abel is watching closely how this is done. 

This is the look he gives when you tell him to do something he really doesn't think he wants to do. 


Enjoying the ride out to the pumpkins.

This is an observation tower that is about 30 ft in the air. Two years ago we  had to DRAG Axel up the steps because he is not very fond of heights. This year he went up pretty easily, but no, he was NOT going to look at at the beautiful view. Notice Abel is wearing a backpack? It has the water bottles in it and he really liked carrying the weight around. And yet, he hates wearing a weighted vest. 

Asher loved the inside of this wooden train!

Don't tell Angela, but this is the closest she's going to get to driving. 

Driver negotiations

Asher absolutely loved the wagon ride. All that vibration to soak up with his body. Heaven!!! He put his face on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. to test the vibration levels. 

The kids were all so proud of their pumpkins! Except for Abel. He was a bit puzzled by this whole experience. Thankfully it wasn't super crowded so he didn't have to deal with tons of people. 

I love this one. Classic Abel. "I am NOT putting my face in that thing!"


Kim said...

It looks like you all had a great time! Thanks for sharing. :)

starr said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for a long time but don't know if I have ever commented! I just got done reading this all from the beginning. Seriously! I just wanted to see your kids grow up and change from the start and its amazing! All the boys needed was some time, attention, and love to truly show their spirit. You, Dean and Angela have given them an amazing life and future!
You asked a few times in old posts if anyone had to make any rules for "no invisible people upstairs" well our rule is "no imaginary people outside of the house!" and this includes the hordes of imaginary audiences that have followed my 11 year old around since she could talk!
Just wanted to say I love your blog. The way you write is awesome and the things you do for the orphans is incredible!

Leah Spring said...

Wow Starr, that is A LOT of reading! LOL Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We must be fascinating. HA!