Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

On October 19th, we went to the pumpkin patch.  This year we went to Lloyds Pumpkin Farm and we loved it.  It is much smaller than the Ashland Berry Farm and a hay ride isn't required to get your pumpkins.  The pumpkin patch is right there at Lloyd's, whereas at Ashland Berry Farm you have to take a hay ride to the patch.  The hay rides always kick up so much dirt and dust - things I'd rather not have around my trached kid.  Plus, there's an awesome corn maze at Lloyd's!

The only negative is that Harlie just can't do that much walking.  She gets really tired and slow.  And her back is giving her trouble again. She complains about it every time she does any amount of true walking (other than in the house).  The area that hurts her is the area in her spinal fusion that got infected after surgery.  She is going to have to have more surgery there, but they would rather wait as long as she can stand so she can grow more.  Once they fuse the vertebra, there's no more growing in that area.

Anyway, we went as slow as she needed us to go, until she could go no longer.  Then we carried her.  It's a good thing she's still so tiny!  Although, after several minutes of carrying her piggy back, she feels pretty heavy.  Like when I had to carry her to the potty.  She's so worth it, though!  I mean, just look at this kid!

Cooper insists on wearing his tuxedo shirt as much as possible.

Murphy is starting to act more like a teenager, which does not make for a happy me.  Or anyone that's around him.

Thankfully, this girl is such a happy kid.  It really blows my mind sometimes.

Something about this picture I just love...

Feeding the cows.

It was a great time.  We are loving these moments of typical-ness!!

More soon!
~Christy xo


Susan said...

Looks like a great time! We opted to buy pumpkins at the grocery store this year. :(

Betsy Smith said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Have you ever thought of a mei tai type carrier? I used one for my five year old for years!