Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More from October

Although Aaron was painting the house over Columbus Day weekend we still managed to squeeze in some time at the Topsfield Fair.

We keep trying to force Meg to love carosels...she played along for 20 seconds the off into Mommy's arms.  Tessa though, is a regular cowgirl!

This is ride Tessa hesitated to do last year (grown-ups aren't allowed to ride) and then when she got up the nerve she missed her chance by 30 seconds because it started raining.  I don't know if she remembers that, but this time she just climbed aboard and had a great time.

This picture embodies one of the sweetest things about Tessa.  I can't even explain it, but look at that shy yet completely thrilled little wave she's doing.  Kill me now it is so cute.

Meg and Momma rode the CRAZY BUS together (it goes up and down...oooooooo) She was very eager to go on a ride to, after watching Tessa  do a few. 

But when it came down to it, she didn't quite get what the thrill was.

Unrelated to the fair is this cake.  The candy corn just make it a Fall cake, instead of a "Mommy wants sugar, what do we have in the house" cake.

Pumpkin parade.

The squirrel that was living in our floorboards...Aaron dropped it off at a local park with a bag of nuts to replace the ones he'd been storing at our house all winter.  Good deed done.  Then when he got home our neighbor informed Aaron that squirrels mate for life...so now the pressure is on to catch the 2nd squirrel and re-unite them before squirrel #1 decides to shack up with a park floozy. 

The one thing we were unable to do at the Fair was ride the Ferris Wheel, even though that is the main thing Tessa requested.  Luckily for her there is a carnival that comes to Salem during Halloween (probably the same group from the Fair) so she and Daddy took a special trip downtown just so she could ride the Ferris Wheel.  She loved it.  Aaron isn't much for heights so his stomach started to get a bit woozy, but Tessa was unafraid.  Love her!

** (Ahhh....I might pass out, I just figured out how to add a whole bunch of photos at once in blogger AND move them around so much easier - maybe, just maybe I'll post more often)


MindySue said...

Wow, Tessa is getting so big!! Some of those pictures (esp. the one after the pumpkin parade) showed just how much her face is changing...losing the whole babyish look and starting to look more like a grown up girl. I can't believe it's been so long since I've seen her and that I've never seen Meg. Must. Remedy.

noah and alyssa said...

'Momma wants sugar, what do we have in the house...' LOVE IT! I just come up with a reason to go to Walmart or WinCo and buy candy while I'm there. Better plan, better plan.

Crystal said...

Floozy park squirrel. Oh how I miss your sense of humor!