Thursday, October 28, 2010


We've been very busy this October. Here's what we've been up to:

A few weekends ago, we went to a car show in Placentia because Papa's truck was entered.

Laid back, enjoying the beautiful October sun.

Here's Papa's truck, a '64 Ford Ranger. She's a beaut, isn't she?

Oldies music was playing, and Delaney was our entertainment for the day. She really likes to shake her booty.

The following weekend Delaney, Nana, and I attended a historic harvest celebration of sorts at Hurst Ranch in West Covina. One of my sweet students is in 4-H (can you believe that there are 4-H clubs in SoCal?), and her club was in charge of the petting zoo. Hurst Ranch was a hidden gem--a historic ranch located in the middle of a Covina neighborhood.

Delaney found a pumpkin just her size. It's not as special as her custom-monogrammed pumpkin from Gramps and Grams, but exciting nonetheless.

The ranch also hosted a Magical Fairy Garden, which was probably our favorite activity.

Tabatha, my student, was a wonderful tour guide and toddler wrangler.

We met a beekeeper and got to create our own beeswax candles.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


We've been so busy around here that we haven't had much time to update the blog. So here's a little something to tide you over:

We'll try to update sometime this week on all of the events that have kept us so rootin' tootin' busy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

October Oregon Visit

Once again, I'm behind in my blogging. A few weeks ago, Delaney and I flew up to Oregon to visit family and friends, and to enjoy some real fall weather. It was a short but action-packed few days. We started off the trip by spending time with my BFF Alison and her kiddos, but we AGAIN failed to take any pictures. There's just something about being outnumbered by children that doesn't lend itself well to picture taking. We also had an all-too-quick visit with other dear friends, Christina and Candi, and another all-too-quick lunch with BFF Beka and a good portion of the Kiker clan. Delaney and I were also able to spend time at my Grandparent's farm, Rasmussen Farms. If you know me, you know that this place is very special to me. Delaney visited last year, but I doubt she remembers much. This time around she ruled the joint.

Mama & Delaney at the entrance of Pumpkin Funland

4 generations- My Grams, Mom, Delaney, Me, & Great Aunt Francie

Delaney with her Great Grams & Gramps

Delaney looks in wonder at her domain...

This is the Halloween Hut. I didn't care to go in, mostly because it's about 4 ft. tall. But Aunt Francie braved it with Delaney--who wasn't afraid to explore in the least.

See, I told you she ruled the joint.

Isn't this corn maze awesome? The theme was "Where's Waldo? "

Delaney with her Mama & Great Grams

Pretty cute, no?

Delaney loved Great Gramps' tractor...that is, until she got close to it.

Gramps was trying his darndest to get her to smile.

My Gramps & Grams, once again, made special pumpkins for Delaney and the new baby. At the time, we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, so my Grandparents etched "TBA" on this pumpkin for the new little one. Pretty humorous!

Delaney's special pumpkin

She found her Delaney pumpkin!

Sis & Bro pumpkins, side by side.

After our trip up to Hood River, we got to spend some time with just my immediately family. Delaney was spoiled rotten by her Grandpa, Grammie, and Uncle Jimmy.

With Grandpa & Grammie at a farm by their house.

Sticker fun with Uncle Jimmy

Delaney's going to be a cowgirl for Halloween, so Grandpa and Grammie insisted on getting her REAL cowgirl boots and a hat. Her boots are really something else. I'll post more pictures of the boots later.

There's always a litter of kittens at my parent's house, and we found the most adorable little butterball. Delaney and I wanted so badly to take him home with us.

Making pancakes

Making apple crisp