Saturday, October 30, 2010

A field trip... literally!

I've been on the hunt for a field like this for a while. One that wasn't blocked by wire fences. My gosh I found one. So I had to take a quick trip there before going to see Grammie and PeePaw tonight. I didn't get the shots that I wanted, but it's my first trip... I may go again tomorrow :)

I discovered Kera loves flowers, picking and smelling them.

I discovered Drake really loves to run through tall grassy fields.


The zoo boo!

Sadly, our zoo membership expires on the 31st. We will renew it the next time we go to the zoo. We didn't use it as much as we thought we would, though we still used it enough to justify the cost of getting a membership.

We decided to go one last time to the zoo boo. Dressed in their halloween costumes for this year. Drake is a puppy dog, and Kera a kitty cat. Their favorite animals I do believe.
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Last year, they were a bit too young to understand the concept of trick or treating. However, this year I think they understood the concept just fine. We took several breaks on various benches. It felt like every time they seen a bench they would want to sit down and dig through their candy baskets.
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What can I say, the kids take after their mommy and daddy... they love sweets. We did limit them however, and I'm sure they are unaware of the baskets laying in the back of our van still with lots of candy in them that will probably be thrown out.
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We didn't visit a lot of animals. It was extremely crowded and extremely hot for a late October day - in the high 80's. ::Sigh:: miserable I say! I'm sure Drake was the most miserable in a fur costume. Poor little guy. We did visit the sea lions, some indoor exhibits which included the snakes that Drake and Kera loved (weird children), and the orangutans. Basically all of my favorites. Oh and the elephants :). Kera loved the orangutans, but she loved the sea lions more. Drake was scared of the orangutans but how can you be scared of this??
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After we came home, we took a nap, and later that night we carved our pumpkins.
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Drake and Kera did really well scraping out their little pumpkins they got at the pumpkin patch. They both really liked the gunky goo! The especially loved when daddy carved "eyes" "nose" and "mouth" on their pumpkins. While we were carving pumpkins Daddy said "Enjoy it, this will be the last time until next year". We both stopped and looked at eachother and said... next year!!! Next year they will be almost 3.5. Which is really close to 4. Which is crazy that they will only be ONE YEAR away from kindergarten! :(

Dear Life- At any time you can slow down. I would like to cherish my children, be just that... children for a LOT longer. I know it may seem like I have a long time to cherish their childhood years, but really... I remember when I was 4, and it doesn't seem like that long ago. Here I am 26 years old.

The little bitty pumpkin patch!

For the last three years now we have taken Drake and Kera to this little pumpkin patch on Schilling Ave. We will continue to go as long as they have it. I may even try to drag Drake and Kera there when they are in their teens. Who knows :). By the way, can you believe it has been THREE YEARS?! Crazy! I can't believe it!!!
Here are pictures of Drake and Kera from 2008 and 2009.

We met little cousin "A" at the patch as well. It was fun mostly. Except my daughter is in this stage where she likes to cry about every little thing, and I do mean every little thing! If her socks aren't pink, well gosh darn it, she's going to cry about it. If the TV isn't on the right channel, well guess what, she'll cry about it. If she wants her shoes on, you better put them on her quick. You better not mention the word "bath" if you don't plan on giving her one right that second, and I do mean that second! Like I said... she cries about everything :).
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When she thinks your funny... then all is good with the world, and she'll crack a smile!
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Drake is Mr. Serious. He loves examining things, and he loves to see how things work. He has been into his daddy a lot lately! He cries from bed "Daddddyyyyyy". Well if mommy goes in there to try to calm him down he'll kick and scream and cry for Daddy until he comes in there. How does that make me feel do you ask? Like crap, but it's sweet that he loves his daddy so much. Drake is loveable, look he even loved on his little cousin "A".
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About Me

My name is Melissa Schilling. I am married to my wonderful husband Dane who I have been with for 10 years. We have toddler twin babies Drake and Kera. I started this blog in hopes to one day be a photographer. As for right now my husband and I are using photography as a hobby we can do together. We are starting the 365 day project August 1, 2009. I can't wait to start to learn more and more about my camera. I look forward to any feedback. I will be mostly focusing on people subjects, because that is what I am interested in. However there may be a few other types of photography in the mix.

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