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Perpetual Exhaustion
hanging on by a thread

Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, the girls had their very first fieldtrip. They were excited and so was I, looking forward to the fun we'd have at the pumpkin patch. I'd been watching the weather all week, praying for good weather. Just two days before the trip it was so warm here, kids were wearing shorts. Of course on the day of the trip, it becomes cold and rainy. It rained the entire time we were there, and everything was muddy. I'm not sure if this pumpkin patch does different activities based on the weather, but all the things i though we were going to do, such as a wagon ride out to the patch, jumping in their hay bale maze, we didn't do any of that. Instead our trip to the patch consisted of the kids sitting under a picnic area where they got to touch fake neon orange chicken feathers, a strip of fake animal fur, fake eggs and a plastic wheel from a toy. The girls were not impressed. Next they took a quick trip thru the boo barn, which all the kids enjoyed and wanted to do twice but weren't allowed. Instead they had to sit down and drink a glass of juice, which meant my girls just sat because Melyssa doesn't drink juice and Juleigha only likes apple. After that they walked us up to a table that had a few different varities of squash on it and the "farmer" told the kids the names of them. Then the kids were walked in a quick circle to see some chickens, goats, rabbits and peacocks. Finally they were led to some bins full of little pumpkins where they were told to pick one out before heading back to the bus for the drive back to school. Totally not the trip i had envisioned...
the girls on the bus ride there

the girls thrilled with the touch and feel session

Juleigha at the exit of the Boo Barn

Melyssa at the entrance to the boo barn

at home with their pumpkins

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Monday, October 22, 2007
Thanks for all of your comments on my last post regarding Juleigha's speech. After posting and giving it a lot of thought, we are switching Juleigha back to her previous speech therapist. Right now she is finishing up her therapy at the other place, she has four sessions left and is missing one of those due to a fieldtrip at school. Her last therapy session is November 1st, and then she starts back up with her one on one therapy here on November 12th. I still haven't told the other place that she won't be coming back, but I'll deal with that if/when she is offered another block of therapy with them.

Four weeks on Wednesday we start our trip down south. First we head to my parents house for Thanksgiving. Then after spending 2 days there we drive to Florida where we'll hang out with Mickey Mouse and the Princesses for at least 3 days. Then is another drive up to Maryland for a day or two with my folks before finishing the drive back home. In case this trip doesn't sound too bad to you, let's say its a 12hr drive to Maryland and i think about a 16 hr drive to Florida...with four young kids. I think once we get to the land of mouse ears I'll get excited, but until then, i'm just dreading it. Any good ideas for keeping the kids happy in the car would be appreciated (we've got movies covered and coloring books too). Also anyone ever been to disney with kids ages 3, 4, and 7? Would you suggest i get a stroller or a wagon(do they do rentals there?) or would the kids be okay walking? Seriously if you KNOW me, you'll know how much stress I'm causing myself trying to plan for everything.

I'm going the girls' first fieldtrip tomorrow!! They are going to a local farm to visit the pumpkin patch. I can not wait!! Hopefully i'll be back tomorrow with lots of awesome pics. Cross your fingers that it doesn't rain tomorrow.

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