Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Patch...and a case of hives!

I know what it's going to take to get my readers commenting again...regular posting! So here goes.

We went to the pumpkin patch this past weekend and it was great! At the recommendation of our friends, The Burkes, we went to Brookdale Farm in Chesapeake. This place is the real deal, you actually pick your own pumpkin right from the vine. Very cool.

Pulling the wagon for the pumpkins!

Exploring the pumpkin patch
Carefully inspecting each pumpkin...
Parks spotted the horse-drawn hayride and wanted to board immediately.
He was not pleased when I told him we had to wait.

Can I get a little help here??
Worn out after picking three beautiful pumpkins!

On to the haystack!

One of Parks' greatest delights...corn hole!!

Every time he put the beanbag in he would smile and clap for himself.

Our trip to Brookdale was great..but the next day, Parks developed a terrible case of hives! Neither myself or Jackson have ever had hives or been around it so we were very disturbed by it and kind of scared. We didn't know it was hives it just looked like a terrible scary rash that was spreading all over his body. We went to the ER (it was a Sunday) to make sure it wasn't some kind of serious rash and we were told it was a yeast infection. ER = FAIL. Unless you are truly dying they don't really care what you have. Which I can understand but it was kind of annoying. My mother's intuition told me this was NOT a yeast infection. Turns out we think he had an allergic reaction to the hay! My pediatrician just said it's either an allergic reaction to hay or just a case of viral hives. We won't know unless we re-expose him to hay and it happens again...greeeaat. Anyone else have a hay allergy?

Monday, October 18, 2010

an update

I realize my blog has become a total yawnfest and I have to be honest, I have almost completely lost my drive to blog. I know this sounds cliche but things have just gotten so busy that I just haven't had time to blog. Or when I do have time, I'm so tired that all I can do is sit down and watch The Real Housewives of D.C. on DVR and vegetate.

Thankfully, one big reason I've been so busy is going to be over soon. I'm talking about the election, it is now only 2 weeks away! Wooohooo! I am so excited and so ready for it to get here you have no idea. My life will definitely slow down when that is over. I'm going to stop working after that and be home full-time.

Another reason I've been so tired lately is because I'm expecting baby #2! I've already announced this news on Facebook so it's probably not new to most of you. I'm due May 9th and I'm currently 11 weeks. I'm looking forward to that wonderful "honeymoon" phase of the 2nd trimester. We're very excited that Parks will have a brother or sister. Everytime we ask him if he wants a brother or sister he says, "buhda". We'll see.... :)

We are loving our house. I'll have to post a few more pics sometime. I think I still owe you the pictures of the bathroom and bedrooms renovations.

I made something really tasty tonight, or should I say Emeril made something tasty and I followed his recipe. Pork chops with carmelized onion gravy and pecan glazed sweet potatoes. He had me at carmelized onion. I love carmelized onions. It's definitely a winner if you're looking for a tasty pork recipe.

So, does anyone have any advice on how to snap out of a blogging rut?? I'm all ears. Really the question I should be asking is, anybody out there??