Sunday, October 21, 2007

fall is in the air.....

This weekend we went to a pumpkin patch. There were all kind of activities....a hay ride, a story time, pumpkin painting. Of course I put the kids in white shirts and jeans. As fun as painting mini pumpkins would have been fun. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. SO being the practical mom that I am, I steered them towards the hay bale maze....Oh yeah...go run around and burn some energy off!


We each picked a pumpkin to take home. I took this one of Will in front of our house. Right after this picture, he pitched the pumpkin like it was an orange shot put. I wonder how long it will take until the insides get all gross after that!



Not sure if you can see it but Livi is holding a little piece of straw. She would pick it up and say, "Hay"...."Hey, Mom, I said hey!" I guess the thing that made it so funny is that Mike does the same thing. We will see those round bales of hay on the side of the road and he does the "hay" every single time!
Overall it was a great weekend. The kids kept busy enough to not get bored. We got the cars washed, even the tires...a job I HATE to do. I cleaned out two bags of stuff from my closet, the office/craft room, and the kitchen. I spent some time organizing some scrapping supplies with the intention that maybe one day I will work on some pages.
The only down side to the weekend....when I was moving my car back into the garage the coolant light came on. Okay, I can do this....I pull out the manual, find out where to check it. Check, oh yeah, it is low.,....There is a little minimum and maximum line....got it, and yes, it is low. The little reservoir clearly says to use the car brand kind. The closest dealer is 30 minutes away ....they are the ones that pi$$ed me off about the wires under the seat. The dealer we bought the car from is about an hour from here. Can you drive 30-45 minutes in your car if the coolant is that low? It is not empty, just low. I called Auto Zone to see if they carry different car types of coolant. The girl just laughed at me. She said it is all the same. She said something about 50/50 , so I asked her if I had to mix it with water or if it came that way? She really got a laugh out of that. By the way, it is already mixed in the container. Nice to know this kind of stuff. <----these are the kind of things that I hate to deal with, this is a 'husband job'.
Hope your weekend went well.....happy Monday y'all.

10 comments:

Little Town Big Life said...

I had do idea about coolant!! I am so proud of you!!! Look what you can do!!!

The pictures in the pumpkin patch are precious!!! Bet they had tons of fun. When I took Hank he was actually more interested in finding the WALNUTS that were everywhere!!!

Congratulations on your win on Penny's blog. I saw the things up close, and they are soooo cute.

Cheeky said...

The auto zone chic laughed at you? That would just irratate me. Here you are trying to ask questions because you don't know and you get laughed at.....No No No. BUT bravo for you for finding out.

patti_cake said...

Ugh I hate "husband things" too and I my hat is off to you for doing it. Bump the Autozone chick!

Janet said...

Good for you for figuring it out! I'm clueless about stuff like that...reminds me...I need to drop the car off to get the oil changed! I keep forgetting LOL!

mary said...

hey there, good job with the coolant. you might want to double chenck though sometimes the coolant is not mixed and yo do have to add water. also my jetta only takes the stuff from the dealer and that is true in the jetta case that that is the only coolant you can use. he'll be home soon to take over those duties. did livi get her package?

Libby said...

Four years old and making puns already, you have a little comedian on your hands, Tommie!

I think you should treat yourself to a nice pedi as a reward for dealing with the car issue and Auto Zone chick.

The Kept Woman said...

Shit, look at all the stuff that you're learning though!!!

;)

Monica said...

My dh does the hay comment too. Cause it never gets old, right?? ;)

Cute pictures...glad your son is feeling better!

WorksForMom said...

What a comedian he is already! Once again, those shots were priceless of your children.

Freaking Autozone chick! Morons everywhere!

Fleur de Lisa said...

Isn't stuff like that frustrating?!

I love your pumpkin patch photos- the colors are fantastic!