Thursday, October 13, 2005

A Day of Adventures...

We had a field trip of adventures today, accomplishing a few more things that were on Hannah's list of things to do while off track from school...going to the Pumpkin Patch and to Oak Glen. We invited Gramma, Auntie, and cousins McKenzie and Haylee along for the fun.

Unfortunately Rachel wasn't her usual happy self. As far as I can see, she has about three different teeth emerging through her gums and I think it's making for one very unhappy and grumpy little girlie.

Our first stop was the Pumpkin Patch. I discovered this pumpkin patch about 5 years ago when Hannah was a baby and have enjoyed a yearly trip ever since. It's fun to go and look at all the different kinds of pumpkins and the different sizes and of course all the beautiful surroundings make for great pictures! Although getting four children to cooperate for a decent picture is a challenge!
The girls had fun admiring all the pumpkins. The older girls enjoyed the hay castle and feeding of the goats through the fence. Rachel was able to break free from the grumpies for a while and managed to have some fun...or look as though she did. The next stop was Oak Glen. It's apple season in Oak Glen and it's always a fun destination this time of year to see the changing colors and enjoy the Fall season. Aunt Judy also has a craft barn there and it's always fun to go and visit her!
Rachel was able to get a little bit of a nap in, but it really didn't help her mood much. Poor little girlie is just miserable with these teeth. On our way home from dropping Gramma off at home and Auntie to her car, Rachel grabbed for Hannah's hand and managed to bite one of her fingers, leaving a mark. Poor girlie just wants something to gnaw on, and she refuses a teething toy.


Kim said...

Poor baby! My kids didn't seem too upset by teething, but I did once give Abby a wash cloth that I had gotten wet and frozen. She chewed on that and loved it. How about a frozen banana? Way messy, but she may get some relief. Just a thought. Hope she pops them through soon!

Melany said...

Oh shame. What a pity she is going through such a tough time!!! I used to give my boys Hylands Teething tablets. I must remember to order some from the USA again for this baby!
Hope she feels better soon. Looks like you went to some fun places