Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Seeing orange...

Almost a month of no blogging...oops.

There's so much orange around, I love it! It is after all my favorite color. If you ask my mother she may even recall a time during my childhood when I refused to eat anything that wasn't orange. (True story. Though it didn't last longer than a week at most.)

Anyway, with fall in the air Jack and I have been going outdoors a lot. One of our favorite things to do is "crunch" the leaves (they turn a lovely rusty orange shade when they're perfectly crunchable). Whenever we see these leaves on the sidewalks, we walk all over them (ok, it looks more like a little dance) until they don't crunch anymore. Then Jack announces "all done!" And we look for another one :) Seriously fun times with a 1 1/2 year old.

In other orange news, we went to the pumpkin patch tonight! We took the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick our own pumpkins. At this point Jack was more interested in the tractor that towed the hay ride than the pumpkins or the hay ride itself. After we picked out the perfect pumpkins we headed back for homemade cider and donuts (which are beyond delicious.) And then Jack found great happiness in a couple of the kittens roaming the farm...

The hay ride
The tractor...of course.
Beautiful day!
Jack announces enthusiastically "APPLE!" And I shake my head and say "No sweetie, it's a bitter pumpkin!" Too late. But too cute!
One of the cats that caught his attention...he was SO happy to hold it all by himself!And the video...(it's about 2 min. FYI)

For more orange cuteness...take a look at this!! I ordered Jack's winter gear and it arrived today. I can't decide if he looks more like an astronaut or a convict or a little orange Eskimo. The coat however will be going back b/c Jack's noggin is really too big for the opening in the pullover style (we'll get a "regular" zip up coat instead...but still orange!) Anyway, I at least had to snap a couple pictures...even though he wasn't very happy :) (He kept saying "Mommy, no, no, no furry!")

And last bit of orange news...I bought a new pair of shoes for myself :) You guessed it...they are orange! (And while slightly ugly, unbelievably comfortable...)


Amanda said...

Orange, orange, orange!!! Too bad they didn't have an orange kitty! Adorable video, love the "bye bye" to the kitty! And why didn't I think of sitting on the bench with the kitty? I don't think Addie would have held it anyways.

Cute shoes!

AnneMarie, Eric & Katie (Chauncy too!) said...

So cute!

Courtney said...

Absolutely precious!! I love orange too - he looks way too cute in his snow outfit! :)

EJBABY said...

fantastic orange- the shoes are cute! loved seeing them in the video- and the j crew sweater too. if only we all adored orange as much as you! the world would be much more vibrant!

Austin & Melissa said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Karrie said...

So cute! Jack looks so cute in his snow outfit. Too bad it has to go back.

Vanessa said...

Great pics and video!

Cute shoes!