Wednesday, October 7, 2009
so in a last ditch effort to salvage our monday playgroup, one of The Mom Friends suggested we head over to a pumpkin patch! it was gorgeous weather and i am so grateful we did it! i could take isaac daily, since he loved it so much!
of course, i thought getting everything in the car and heading over would be a breeze, but i was running behind, and my tank was on EEEEEEE. so i peeled into a gas station and left isaac screaming in the backseat to put the nozzle in. ok, do ANY of you EVER forget what you're doing while you're doing it? like, your mind is soooo elsewhere and you're thinking about, oh, i dunno....what to make for dinner, the desperately vexing decision of which hardware to install in your banisters (rubbed bronze? antique nickel?), who is babysitting for me or who i'm babysitting for, oh gosh, look at the clock, i'm hella late....!
so right in the middle of my stream of consciousness, i decided a full tank was a waste of time and $12 dollars of gas would suffice and i pulled the nozzle out -- with the lock on.
so yes, gasoline went all over my sweater, shoes, hands, and some splattered in my face.
people, gasoline is greasy! and GROSS! i grew up loving the smell of it, so i was quite surprised to experience this disgusting texture. and yes, i reeked of gasoline for the rest of the day...
i begged the auto repair peeps to let me wash my hands somewhere because ...well... i had this secret fear i was going to spontaneously explode. literally. as though i'd go up in flames if anybody in a mile radius of me lit a match....
needless to say, i was late.
and i missed out on some wagon fun with these kiddos!
meet isaac's friends!
Cardin, Cate, and Luke :)
we bought some fun pumpkins, had a fun communal lunch under the trees, complete with a week's worth of Mom Talk...and wiped alot of noses. :) a very refreshing afternoon, free of dry-wall dust and drills...
and shiloh very thoughtfully brought her camera and took all these photos!
she sent me this one and i love it.
it's rare that i'm in any photographs, since my husband handles my camera like a hot potato and suffice it to say, the photos end up pretty jacked. so thank you SHILOH (and emily, who constantly takes photos, too!) for sending these snapshots!
and of course, isaac's head could blend right in. big and round!
"...ew, mommy...you so stinky..."