Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Little Day

Today I met my daughter in law and grand littles at my CSA farm for a day of apple and pumpkin picking.

We fed all the baby animals.

Climbed on mountains of hay bales.

Took a hay ride up into the orchard and picked apples.

It was glorious.

And fun.

The girls were silly.

Just like we were once.

And Hannah and Jillian picked their very own pumpkins for Halloween. My only rule was they had to be able to carry their pumpkin of choice their very own self. That was always our rule. They chose wisely. A Nani (and a Poppie) has to have at least one rule.

I didn't think I could do it. TBHITW and I and the kidadults have always made a pilgrimage, every year, to pick apples, eat apple cider donuts and haul pumpkins together. Fall was his favorite time of year.

But I did it. And I had fun. So the tradition continues.

TBHITW would have smiled.



  1. That is wonderful! And beautiful. And I just cried a little! xoxox!!

  2. Nothing like a sweet little smile and the weight of a little hand in yours to make everything right! I am so glad you went and that you had a good time ..... and yes, he was no doubt smiling down on you all.

  3. I guess it's unanimous that we are all glad you went and enjoyed the time with your precious little ones. Making memories is such fun. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your journeys with us.

  4. Good for you!! I'm glad you had a good day.

  5. Time with the grandkids is so full of life and love it helps with the healing process I am sure. Your grandchildren are so dear. It looks like a great day to be with the family.

  6. The children will show you what it means to keep living. Just watch them. I'm so glad you went.

  7. It's so hard to get through these "firsts"...I'm glad you did!! My heart and thoughts and prayers continue to be with you!!! Love, Janine XO

  8. It definitely makes me smile. So glad to hear you are finding some moments to be happy. BTW my younger daughter is Jillian. :-)

  9. I used to love those trips to the pumpkin patch, when my kids were little. Your grandlittles look so happy. Looks like a wonderful day!

  10. I'm so glad you went and I know you are right. TBHITW was smiling.

  11. Your grandchildren are adorable. I am so glad that you went - it takes a lot of courage. There is an event in a few weeks at the place I was during the day that Sawyer died (he passed away that night). I am scared to go but I am working on talking myself into going. Take care and thank you again for sharing your journey.


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