Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pumpkin Babies, Bison & Wasabi Peas

Week two of gymnastics was loads of fun! Another law orphan joined the class, making our bleacher-watching-fan-club downright raucous. I also met a fellow former Red Raider AND ran into an OU Law wife survivor who I'd previously met at a park. Norman is turning out to be such a small town. It's so fun to run into people when I'm out and about, makes our new town feel like home.

I found this adorable leotard and tight set for Ava James at Target for practically nothing.
Sure it looks more like dancewear. Ask me if I care.

Pleasant little angel face and happy cereal tummy

JK and Ava slayed some dragons at the library.

While building with HLS in the floor Ava declared, "Look! I made your law school."

The farmers market is drawing painfully near to the end of their season. It's mostly pumpkins, gourds, and some peppers.

Hugging my gal amongst the pumpkins

Ava picked a big pumpkin for carving. I had to help her carry it to the car.

On our way to the car we found some buffalo meat* that will be perfect in the chili I'm planning to make on Sunday (the evening lows will be high 30's, low 40's). Of course we had to buckle in Mr. Pumpkin too.

*As I'm proofreading this post I realize that this sounds like I scraped some bloody bison off the front of someone's vehicle. Not the case. I bought it from a retired MD who sells all kinds of organic, free range, usually too expensive for us things. He's very helpful and even gave me some tips to help with Ava's allergies.

Mimi has been showering us with fun fall packages. Ava and Daddy opened the first one before her nap. As soon as she woke up she insisted on opening the second one.

Sleepy-eyed happy girl

Package booty

Calling Mimi and Coach to say thank you

Eating dinner on her new pumpkin plate

Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato basil soup, perfect rainy weather food

***Moment of Zen***

When Josh was still youth ministering and we were constantly surrounded by P&W (praise and worship) music, we would take random phrases from the songs and use them in completely random places. Yes, it's irreverent but that's how we survived. One of our favorite phrases was "__________ of wonders". Whatever we deemed fantastic would go in the blank. The phrase had been keeping the dust bunnies under our table company for a few years when I discovered these little beauties:

Wasabi Peas of Wonders


jacksonsmommy said...

Eeewwww wasabi peas! My mouth burns just thinking about them! I need to take Jack to get a pumpkin, I am also really jelous of the farmers market. Waco needs one.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I loved the beautiful fall pictures of you all!!! What pretty pumpkins!!! Glad to see you are all enjoying your time in Norman. Even though Josh has such a tough schedule, he always seems to make time for my girls!!! I am so proud of you guys!!! Love ya!!!!!!! Mom ,Patty

k and c's mom said...

Baba of Wonders.
(See above comment.)
Ava James is the cutest kid in North America until my grandchildren come.

The Broaddus Family said...

I love your posts. I think you're a great mom. And I miss my friends. I think you guys need to come visit pronto and then you can post about it too. =) Our beds are calling your name- I mean...HA!