Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What went down at the pumpkin patch this year....

We took the kids to a pumpkin patch last Saturday. Good times, as always. Kinda...sorta

The first area the kids wanted to go to was the petting zoo, of course, because what's a day at the pumpkin patch without risking the chance to be infected with E coli .

Oh, those unfortunate animals. I would imagine if they could talk, this is what they might say....

"Hi there, little boy. You look friendly enough. Wanna pet my soft, fuzzy ears?"



"I asked if you wanted to pet my soft fuzzy ears....not spit on them. Good God, you humans are so disgusting"



"Uh....okay, now I'm feeling somewhat overwhelmed. How many of there ARE you? Where are your parents? Who's freakin idea was it to sell me to the petting zoo in the first place? This really bites..."



"Oh no, oh dear God, there's FOUR Of them....think of a happy place, think of a happy place, think of a happy place...."



"Yo, Ricky Bobby, look...I found a kid who's not being closely supervised. His mom is more interested in taking a picture for her blog than protecting her beloved child. Let's run him down and strip search him for food. Then she can put THAT on her blog."



"Guys, would you look at that? The boy here thinks he's got some kinda super powers or something? He thinks he can scare us off by sticking his hand out while saying "go away, goats". Isn't that cute? Boy, I'll tell ya, that's a good way to lose a finger or two. Oooooooh, I'm soooo scared...bwahhahaha"



"Uh, yeah....do you realize you're trying to feed me a piece of my own poop? No thanks.....why don't you go offer it to your little brother who was trying to ride me like a horse a few minutes ago? Tell him it's an M&M"



"Hey, kid....your face says it all. Oh yeah, fresh from the oven, just the way I like it. If any of the other goats come near you, I got first dibs..."



"Come on, little dude, just tell us how you're able to hide your horns so well and then we'll leave you alone..."



"No worries, baby girl. I eat boogers too....beggars can't be choosers, ya know? Now hand over that fresh, juicy one you just picked"



"Kid, you are taking way too long to open up that nut for me....I'm totally gonna bite your hand off in a minute. And, trust me, you don't want that to happen, it could get ugly around here. Why? Because sharks are attracted to blood, that's why. Okay, THAT made no sense....sheesh, what is IN these nuts?"



Next was the play area, where Bella had to learn the hard way why I told her that wearing a skirt to the pumpkin patch was NOT a good idea. Let's just say that the smile on her face quickly disappeared once she was at the bottom of that haystack. When will she learn....Mommy always knows best.



I got nothing for these next 2 pictures....but they just looked so darn cute, I had to include them. Horse swings made out of rubber tires...very clever. Added bonus: they couldn't get off of them without help so at least I knew where 2 out of 4 of my kids were for a good 10 minutes.



Daddy, get me down and stop laughing at me. I'm all freaked out here. You better hope and pray that I'm not the one in charge of your care when you're old and dicrepid....I'm just sayin



What's that? Do I want to get down from the tree? Oh, now you think you're being funny, right? I got a funny for you....last night, when you left the table to go to the bathroom, I licked your pizza....and then I sneezed all over it. Oh and by the way, did I mention that I've been feeling kinda congested and just plain icky these last couple of days? I sure hope it's not the swine flu, don't you?



Show off...climbed up there all by himself. Aw, too bad he doesn't have a clue how to get down.



Hmmmm, Landon kinda reminds me of someone in this picture but I can't quite place who it is......



Oh yeah, now I remember....here's Johnny.....



Wow, what do ya know....Charlie Brown finally found the Great Pumpkin. Although, personally, I think Garrett resembles Linus more.....minus the blanket and the know-it-all attitude.



Awwwww, so sweet....the big twins helped the little twins climb up the huge hay bale so I could get a picture of the 4 of them together.



Not so sweet...they abandoned one of their little brothers immediately after the picture was taken.

....Uh, guys? Hello? Where did everyone go? How am I supposed to get down?



Cole: I wanna be the donkey butt first...

Garrett: No, I wanna be the donkey butt...

Mommy: Stop arguing....everyone will get a chance to be the donkey's butt.

Daddy: I bet that's not something you ever expected to come out of your mouth when we were trying to have kids.





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62 comments:

KrysTros said...

LOL that was so awesome! Loved the pics, the talking animals and of course, the perfect pumpkin!

MrsM said...

Too funny! Seems like an awesome trip =)

PS-I always find myself saying weird stuff like that! Today it was "Don't wipe your butt on your sister's shirt". Good times.

Dan River Mama said...

Adorable pictures! Looks like they had a great time. Thanks for sharing!

Dawna
www.akissandapeck.com

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Funny goats! BWAAAAH! LOL! What a fun time--loved the tire horses, funny they couldn't get off without help. Kid in tree was funny too--kind of like cats. Much easier to climb up than get down. Always makes me wonder why mothers let their girls wear dresses to places like this--guess you just get tired of arguing with them about it, huh? Maybe she'll learn for next time.

MommiesTimeOutToday said...

Wow that place looks like a blast for kids! The one we go to has a petting zoo but you can even pet the animals. It has one 1 goat, some ducks, and a rooster. My daughter still loves it though. I love taking her there and she LOVES all the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. I can't wait to take her next week.

Buckeroomama said...

OMG, Helene, you are merciless! I was laughing so hard!!

The pics are all very cute, but I especially love the one of the four of them up on the bales of hay. :)

Theta Mom said...

Good times, kinda sorta! LOL Perfectly said! :) Love the pumpkin picture, though. Too cute!

Thena said...

I know I can always come to your blog for a laugh. Great pics! We're suppose to be going to a pumpkin patch Saturday. Can't wait.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm feeling very thankful that I am NOT an animal in a petting zoo! ;-)

eight helping hands said...

That was funny and sweet! Your kids are beautiful. And funny, your husband looks a lot like my best friends hubby, hmmmm......does yours travel a lot?
Just Kidding!
Love your blog site, it's very pretty!

Tami said...

ROFL.every time I come here I giggle and laugh so hand I cry. I LOVE YOUR KIDS.
I freaked when I saw your son in the treeeeeee.. ooooh my goodness... LOL. He's so high up there I wanted to stand with arms around him while he's up there and say OK.. now you can come down.. com'onnnnnnnn down ya go.. DADDY what are you thinking LOL.

I know.. I know I over react LOL. I do it with my boys too.. heh heh

It's such a boy thing and boy do they LOVE to climb.. never quite leaves their system..the climbing thing that is.. LOL

Mrs Garrett: The Facts of a Football Life said...

That was so cute - and so clever - I have really got to work on being clever in my posts - but I just don't think is there for me!! I love pumpkin patches - I have got to find one in our area - we just moved here in May - so this is our first fall - and I'm not sure what all is around here - but they always a hit with me - and what I usually have fun at the girls have fun at - that is usually! :)

Kelly said...

We don't have a place like that around here. It looks fun. We have to buy our pumpkins at Walmart. Our zoo does have something called Boo in the Zoo. The kids dress up in their costumes and get to walk around the zoo and get candy. Cute post!

Brooke said...

Oh no, oh dear God, there's FOUR Of them....think of a happy place, think of a happy place, think of a happy place...."

i almost peed my pants laughing at this post!! :)

Love To Shop Mom said...

So cute! i laughed so hard! we are taking a trip to a pumpkin patch farm this weekend! i can not wait!

kyslp said...

Too funny! Your kids are so cute! I thought I was the only one who felt bad for the animals when my kids come around.

Carly said...

This is such a funny post. You always make me laugh.

Beverly said...

How cute! Your kids are adorable and the story was very clever.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

LOL! Love that!! I did something similar with my kids and the story thing yesterday too. I love the tree picture!! LOL

Alicia said...

LOL, thanks for the entertainment AGAIN!!!

We are due for the pumpkin patch very soon!

Tsquared417 said...

Looks like a fun day!!

Heather said...

Cute, cute, cute! You truly do have the funniest blog I've ever read!

Twins Squared said...

Thanks for the laugh! And I am constantly trying to explain to Mackenzie why she can't wear a skirt everywhere too - sounds like she and Bella would make great friends if they were thousands of miles away. :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

This all sounds frighteningly familiar . . . oh yeah, we just experienced much of the same thing *yesterday* at the pumpkin patch :)

Jan said...

I love this post, so darn funny!

Corrie Howe said...

Very entertaining! I have those moments too. I never imagined I'd say those words...or I never imagined I'd be allowing my kids to do that. :-)

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I love your writing - you could make hilarious short stories - and call all the kids donkey butt.

Kristina P. said...

They look right at home at the animal farm. Hmmmm.

Heather Kephart said...

I love it! My favorite part is, "Go away goats!" LOL!!! You have such a beautiful family. I can't wait to go to the pumpkin patch this year.

Nichay said...

Looks like everyone had fun! The donkey butt is too funny. :)

newlyweds said...

What a fun place, I wish our pumpkin patch would have a petting zoo, the kiddos are as cute as can be, love all the pictures.

Next monday I am having a pumpkin round up and would love for you to link up this and any other pumpkin related posts!

Twincerely,Olga said...

Wow! your kids are so darn good looking!!! Yes i talk my twins! My husband thinks I should do voice overs! I can't beleive you do that too and the pizza wih fork and knife!! I know your cool!! Heehee

Samantha said...

Oh my, you had me laughing this entire post. It reminded me of growing up with my 2 brothers. We would have definitely argued over who go to be the donkey's butt & my Daddy would have definitely said something that resembled with "Daddy" said :) So funny...I want to have more kids just for this experience...lol

The Double Dipped Life said...

Awesome! It's a good thing you have such a great sense of humor! I would have been crying by the end of the day! :)

Christina said...

Goodness gracious, where on earth to you come up with this stuff? Love it!!

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

HOW COOL! Sadly, I never got to do the "hay thing" ... but I dig on pumpkin patches and petting zoos.

I LOVE THE PICS! You are one blessed lady!! :)

Jennifer said...

ROTFLMBO! Is he really kneeling in the middle of the petting area making a doo?! LOL!

MamaHen Em said...

Oh my gosh! I am laughing - you really need to be the "caption lady" for my pictures! You are so, so funny!

Desiree said...

Hahaha! I love that I can always count on your blog to make me laugh! And I LOVE that picture of your little boy sitting on the pumpkin. That one is frame worthy for sure!

Rebecca M. said...

Hysterical!

Stephanie Faris said...

SO cute! We went to the zoo a month or so ago and had to stop off at the little petting zoo. I'd been handed the cotton candy to hold and had forgotten all about it. I was standing there talking to my boyfriend and his daughter when a goat started sniffing around. If not for my boyfriend pointing it out, I probably would have lost that cotton candy!

Creative Junkie said...

omg, this had me laughing! Oh, to be a fly on the goat's back - it would probably be pretty damn close to how you wrote it.

Mighty M said...

Thanks for CRACKING ME UP! :-)

Nezzy said...

I'm cryin' here. This is too funny. God knew you had to have a grand sense of humor to raise two sets of twins! Loved my trip through the pumpkin patch with your family. Looks like one and all had a fantastic time.

Have a wonderful day and God bless!!!

TwinsanityMom said...

You have made my evening! I needed a good laugh and always you came through :)

Amy W said...

Too funny!!! Always an adventure with your four. :)

shortmama said...

The commentary from the petting zoo is hilarious!

blueviolet said...

I can't believe one of your children wasn't eaten alive that day.

Jen said...

this is just too funny!

Kristen said...

oh how adorable!!!

Eva Gallant said...

The pictures are great, but your commentary puts them over the top! lol so funny!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Great photos! Funny captions! Thanks for some fun reading :)

Jenny said...

Hilarious! It looks like it was a nice day at the pumpkin patch!

Mrs Montoya said...

Oh you funny girl. If only we knew what those poor animals were thinking when we traipse through with our own animals. I bet your script is pretty close!!

The Lane Family said...

Oh Helene, after being up all night for the past 5 nights with a teething baby girl. I needed a really good laugh and this was the answer. I laughed my tail off.

I loved the comments you put for the animals...so darn funny and then the whold Donkey Butt thing only kids would think of that.

The comment up in the tree with Daddy looking at him was so hilarioius!!! You rock!!

Lora said...

this looks so much more awesome and adorable than it probably was in real life, I'm so glad you shared!

I love that about being a mom. Just when you think you might crack because the little ones are fighting about being a butt, it all comes together and forms a happy memory

yonca said...

What a fun day! Beautiful pics Helen! Have a great Wednesday!!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

That cow sounds like one of those California cheese cows. And you should have told those other kids to move out of your picture & you'da had your Christmas card pic.
Thanks for the laughs.

Sharlene said...

Loved the pics. I have totally thrown my freaked out kids in trees just to get blog pictures. Bwaaahaha!

Mariboo said...

LMFAO, Helene! How you can come up with that many captions for that many photos is amazing! great job.

Joy said...

Helene, you are hilarious! I was laughing hysterically! and great pics too!

twinmama said...

Hahaha, Donkey Butt! Those are really great pics!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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