Monday, October 20, 2014

A little road trip...

Gianna and I took a little road trip last weekend to visit Laurel and her precious girls. We met in Hammond where we visited Ms. Heather's Pumpkin Patch.  You might remember our trip THERE  two years ago.  BIG difference this year!  Last time it was 35 degrees when we went.  This year....over 90 degrees.  CRAZY hot!!!  But the girls were sports, for the most part, when Gianna didn't freak out about the bees buzzing about.

They remembered the Nature Trail from last time and looked forward to that more than anything.  (Not to mention it was less miserable because of the shade.)

 I can't get enough of this little cracker jack....

 Scary little bears....
Look at those rosey red cheeks on those hot potatoes....

 God bless those early pioneers.  These four barely made it on the wagon long enough to take a picture....

"Well, Ah say, Ah say, Ah's mighty hot in these parts." 

Not quite sure how these characters fit in to the pumpkin patch scheme...but the girls were excited (except for Caroline who was very tentative.) 

They big girls couldn't figure out who the middle mouse was.  They decided it was "Mini Mickey."  How's that for irony.

The Pumpkin Patch wore all of us out. We chilled the rest of the weekend, which was perfectly fine with us.   

Gianna cried for a full hour when we got home because she missed Isabel so much.  She kept saying, "I just want to see my sister again."
She did not take kindly my telling her that Isabel was not, in fact, her sister.
She told me, "Well, isn't Isabel your goddaughter?"
Me:  Yes, she is.
G:  And I'm your daughter, right?
Me:  Of course you are.
G:  Well, then if I'm your daughter and she's your goddaughter, than that makes us sisters, right?
Me:  Not exactly.
G:  Well, at least HALF-SISTERS!!!???
* sigh *

I was really bad about taking photos the whole weekend. Here are a few I caught with my phone.

Isabel, Caroline & Gianna
waiting to eat lunch.
 Gianna tasting her first beignets at Cafe du Monde.

Oh, and on our way out of New Orleans, we stopped by to visit the Dawsons!

 We picnicked at City Park. Not sure I managed to leave without any pics of the kids together.

 It may have something to do with our exhaustion at that point.
Case in point.

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