Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween, Pardner!

Just to clarify . . . I am a girl cowBOY. Not a cowgirl. Got it?
Here is my candy bag!
Boots, chaps and cowboy hats…. nothing else matters.Well,except maybe a pink flower glow-stick and a red wagon too (Mommy and Nana pulled me this year).

I visited several houses in my neighborhood. Before saying trick-or-treat, my question to the person with the candy bowl was . . . "Do you have a puppy or a kitty?" Followed by . . . "What is his name?" And then the question that really made Mommy cringe . . . "Can I come in your house and see him/her?" I only asked to go in a couple of times, because Mommy explained to me that asking yourself in someone else's house is not nice manners. I just could not refrain from asking if the person with the candy bowl had a pet, and the name of the pet though! I met lots of puppies and kitties in my neighborhood this Halloween . . . oh, and I got lots of candy too! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mr. Ricky's Sorghum Mill

I got to visit another farm! Mr. Ricky is a bus driver at my other preschool. He has a sorghum mill on his farm. Here we are on the way to the bus!
Riding the bus is very exciting! Please note that I am wearing my seatbelt. Daddy was very happy about this!
When we got to Mr. Ricky's farm, his wife had a picnic lunch ready for us.
Here is my friend Conner telling me how delicious hot dogs taste. This is the one and only bite of hot dog I have ever eaten.
Ummmm . . . yum. . .
Please notice, all of my friends have finished and I am still eating. This happens to me all the time.
I didn't eat the hot dog, but the ketchup and bun were good!

This is a sorghum cane. The top is filled with seeds.
The seeds are planed in a field and the crop grows and looks like this.
Mr. Ricky cut down the stalks and cut off the leaves.
Next, he squeezed the juice out with this contraption.
See the juice going into the bucket?
This is the sorghum juice before it is cooked.
A closer look.
Mr.Ricky let us taste the green juice. It was sweet,
When Mr. Ricky was a boy, he did not have money for a jump rope. He and his brothers used the cane that had been through the press for a jump rope.
Next the juice goes into a vat. Mr. Ricky scoops out all the gunk that doesn't belong with this scoop. Next the juice is heated.
Then it changes to sorghum syrup and he pours it into containers like this.
We got to try the sorghum. I did not like the way it tasted! Mr. Ricky's wife made sorghum cookies and muffins. They were delicious! We also got to try vanilla ice cream with sorghum syrup. By the way, this is my sweet friend, Tyler, who brought me flowers at the beginning of the school year.

After our trip to Mr. Ricky's farm, we stopped at the park to play.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holt Farm

The children of my church got to visit Holt Farm on Fall Break. I got to ride the bus with Caitlyn (Macey's big sister)! There was not room for Mommy on the bus so she followed in the car. Miss Kathy (our children's leader) was so nice to let me ride the bus. I cried and cried when I thought I had to ride in the car with Mommy. I still have my tissue in my hand
Amelia and me
Mr. Andy Holt taught us about plants.

And animals!

We went on a hayride to a pumpkin patch. But first, we stopped at a corn maze.

It was lots of fun!

We could be sisters.
At the pumpkin patch, when you find your pumpkin, you are supposed to raise your hand.
Mr. Andy picked my pumpkin off the vine. It's perfect!
Audrey made a corn angel (instead of a snow angel) in the corn pit.

Before time to go, I rode this train. That's right. . . train. Mommy tried to tell me it was a horse but I think she was a little confused.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Festival

We had Fall Festival at church and I got to wear my Halloween costume!
Please, please, don't call me a cowgirl. I am a cowBOY. I understand how you might be confused.
The costume parade
Me and Amelia
Audrey, a princess; Amelia, a fairy princess; and me, a cowboy!
This is my friend Ava's baby brother. His name is Aiden. His daddy brings him and Ava to preschool every morning. I would rather play with him than my friends! Isn't he cute?
Ava is also a princess!
There were games at the Fall Festival. My friend, Caitlyn, helped me golf.
I decorated a cookie with white icing . . .
. . .and a couple of sprinkles.
I painted a pumpkin.
And I did a cake walk.
Guess what? I won!
Next was bowling. What, Mom? I'm not supposed to kick the ball?
Oh . . . roll it like this.
I got lots of candy at the Fall Festival and I had a great time with my friends!