Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Goats, Pumpkins & Azaleas, Oh My

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Now on to other things.

I went with Remy's first grade class to a local pumpkin farm.

They had to wear their class shirts, of which color Remy's was pink.
Yep, his whole class had to wear pink.
Azalea pink.
and I happen to think this color looks great on Remy,
so I took a million photos because it's rare to see him in pink.

Here he is waiting for the bus with his class, joking around.
He's the one in the shorts.



And I followed the bus in my car...
I've helped chaperon ON the bus before, and let me tell you, it's a little scary.
The free-flying, manic energy of around 100 six and seven-year-olds is a wild thing to behold.
so I was happy to view it from my own car.
And of course, I can see Remy sitting in the back of the bus.



That's him. Can you tell he is making farting noises with his armpit?
Yep, he is.
I'm so proud.
I have never been able to do it myself.
I'm slightly envious.



Now on to the views that I observed on this trip:

Please tell me this is a female goat who needs to be milked...


Because otherwise this goat has something else going on...
and it scares me.

Have you ever heard of a goat bridge?
Let me show you:





See that goat on the top right?
Now here's the same goat looking down at me.



I've never had a goat look down at me before.
It felt weird.


This is where the kids picked pumpkins.


And of all the bright orange, perfectly rotund pumpkins?

My unique child picked this one:


He sees things a little differently.
Just like his mama.

60 comments:

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

What a fun day! Making fart noises with your armpits is something I've never been able to do either.
Love the green pumpkin!!
Oh and PINK....priceless.

Justine said...

What the hell? I never knew goats liked being up high! That is just bizarre! And shame on that teacher for choosing that color for both the boys and girls to wear! LOL! But you're right, the pink hue looks great with Remy's coloring! But Remy? That is the ugliest excuse for a pumpkin I've ever seen!

Great pics!

Justine :o )

Cathy said...

Oh how I miss those days with the little ones. Great pics.

Kat said...

I love Remy's class shirts. I'm surprised that the color was chosen - but I like it. What does Remy think of it?

Last year in Madalyn's class - the shirt color was royal blue. And all the names of the kids were written on it. In BLACK. You can't read a thing. I don't know who chose - but I don't know what they might have been thinking either.

Did you bring that pumpkin home? Maybe you can spray paint it orange? :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Ive never heard of a goat bridge. Interesting.
If you could find a big pumpkin in that color, it would be pretty cool. You could carve it and in the dark, possibly all you would see is the glowing face.

Lula! said...

A goat looked down on you.

I'm still laughing.

Shannon said...

Girl, what is up with all these goats lately? ;) We still don't know how the two ended up in our yard. Weird.

Oh, and the goat looking down at you? That would have freaked. me. out. {shudder}


My oldest girl's class tees for Kindergarten were yellow... I'm talking bright-neon-sear-your-corneas- yellow!

sassy stephanie said...

Cool place for a field trip. We have something similar coming up next week. We will be purple though.

Jen said...

Looks like a great time. I love Remy in the pink and how you both see the world. You are just so special (and I mean that in a very good way, not like you are 'special')

Living on the Spit said...

Your life is so exciting! I would love to have gone on that field trip!!!

Remy is such a creative and fun kid!!!

Marlene

Poetikat said...

I'm going to tell Nanny-Goats in Panties to get her butt over here and a looky at that goat's rear end!

Great blog!

Kat

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Jennifer said...

I have seen a goat bridge at the pumpkin patch that's close to me! They would be on the roof of the barn as well...crazy I know!

Indy said...

The goat bridge hasn't caught on here. I think I would have freaked out the first time I saw it. Love his pumpkin and his pink shirt.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I've been running into a lot of goats on the interenet the last two days...hmmm I do like the pink shirts too.

Momma Trish said...

That pumpkin would make an awesomely scary Jackolantern. Sadly, we don't have pumpkin patches up here. We always have to go to the grocery or garden center to get a pumpkin from the display this time of year. It's a shame our kids don't get this experience, as it looks really fun.

The pink shirts are lovely. And your son is very very cute!

Amy said...

Cute photos :D None as priceless as the goat.looking.down.at.you. Ha! :)

Lynette said...

pink my signature color
whooo-hooo
and i so love goats
hope you had fun with it all!
most certainly interesting!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Great pictures and LOVE LOVE LOVE the goat bridge.

Did you climb the bridge while you were there??

Sweet photo of the goat lookin at ya!!

- Jennifer (Goats R Us)

carrielt said...

A goat bridge! Hmmm! We should have built one for our goats! Sure!

American in Norway said...

What a fun day... you gotta love a boy with his green pumpkin... I am so jealous of all of the pumpkin patches... sigh.. I am getting homesick

Amy said...

Ooh, is that the big orange pumpkin farm? That was one of my favorite places to go when we lived up there!

American in Norway said...

& Dane has a shirt that color... which he picked out. Although daddy wasn't so happy about it... it looks so good on him....

Kori said...

Goats, pumpkins and pink oh my.

I am also unable to accheive the grotesque noises my children can with there armpits.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

My chest kinda hurts looking at that goat that needs to be milked....

Live.Love.Eat said...

How dare that goat look down at you? Who does it think it is?

Cute pics!!!

steenky bee said...

The unmilked animal? Ouch. Also? I find goats highly suspicious and sort of scary.

scargosun said...

1. The whole armpit farting nois thing..it has been my experience that boobs get in the way of doing this.
2. That poor goat!

gingela5 said...

Looks like fun! Love the pink shirts! And I have never heard of a goat bridge but I would hate to be under one. You never know what would come down off of there!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh, I love Remy - a kid after my own heart.

Bet he wants to bring home the Charlie Brown Christmas tree every year, too?

My mom always had to talk me out of it every year.

This blogosphere is being taken over by goats - quite scary, really. And I'm an Aggie!

Em

Krystyn said...

looks like a fun time...gotta love the green pumpkin.

Blissful Babe said...

How fun!
I miss the field trips with my kiddo. He's in 4th grade now, so they don't do so many of them anymore. Sigh.

But, they will be having a 4th grade farewell trip, I believe.

*woeful sigh*

Nooooooo!!!

SKELLER said...

What a great field trip! As always, I love your photos and accompanying commentary :-)

the mama bird diaries said...

Oh that poor goat!

Elaine A. said...

I'd like to know whose executive decision it was to pick "pink" shirts. Pretty cool that the boys were wearin' 'em too...

Looks like a fun trip - love the goat looking down on you pic. And that other goat, well that's just best left on the farm, thankyouverymuch!

Michelle said...

My son's class color is purple. A lavender purple. What's that all about? Why can't they pick a neutral color?

carrie said...

yep, he sure did pick a winner!

Angie's Spot said...

What is up with the goat walk? The corn maze that we went to last Sunday had one. So weird?! And props to Remy for picking the unique gourd. Just like my girls. They beat to their own drummers.

Captain Dumbass said...

My son just asked what the green thing the little girl is holding was, but he's only 5. Still, maybe don't mention that to Remy.

Oh, and he's wearing shorts to the pumpkin patch. How nice. Mine was bundled up like an eskimo. Can we come stay with you until... May?

Susie said...

That is strange...from the color of the shirts to the goat walk!! You lead an absurd life don't you? hee, hee, hee.

Swirl Girl said...

My girls picked out two green pumpkins this weekend. We made an alien and a frankenstein out of them.

Different is good and special!

Cristin said...

Holy Goat Balls!!!

I can't make my armpits fart either...

PAPATV said...

I feel like I arrived to the pumpkin patch late and the bus already left. I guess I'll go play bridge with the goats. If they'll let me.

goodfather said...

Looks like you had a great time at the pumpkin patch! Nice pictorial, heheh.

I think they used to call the hole in the goat bridge the 'hat hole': that's where the goats would reach down and snatch the hats from unsuspecting ladies and gentlemen, back when they wore hats.

Of course, I could be totally making that up.

Marrdy said...

What a cute boy to make his mama proud with farting noises. Just love those boys. Looks like you ahd a great day.

Aubrey said...

Looks like a fun day! Love his choice of pumpkin. LOL

Oh! And I sure hope that goat just needed to be milked!

bejewell said...

I am so inspired to go pumpkin patching now.

And pink is DEFINITELY his color.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE the goat looking down at you, and I LOVE that Remy is so unique!!!

Poetikat said...

What? She didn't come round yet? She must be awfully busy!

Your little Remy is a doll!

Kat

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Okay, that goat was just plain scary!!! LOL.

Thank goodness that your Remy found a wonderful pumpkin to off-set that very bizarre sight. LOL.

BTW...I'm having a give away, pop by my blog if you're interested.

Karen said...

You describing the energy on the bus cracks me up. That feels like the energy in my house daily. What a fun trip. I love the pumpkin Remy picked. I has personality.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I like the pink.

Lynette said...

I lived in the DFW area for 39 years. And I miss it so very very much! Comanche is 150 miles southwest of the metroplex. 100 miles east of Abilene, 100 west of Waco/Temple. 100 miles north west of Austin and 150 miles north of San Antonio. So another words: We are in the middle of nowhere! LOL

Christy said...

My kids always pick the odd pumpkins too--what's that about? And that goat? OMG! S-C-A-R-Y!

Heather said...

Pink shirts, flying engorged goats, and arm farts...what a glorious day!!

Giggle! said...

LMAO!!! That goat has tits like me right now!! :-P xx

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Looks like you got some great pictures!

And the goat bridge? Yep, I"ve seen them. It's funny how they work though. That one doesn't look too stable!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

different is good.

i like different.

Karen said...

Well ... of course he had to pick that pumpking. Afte all, he is wearing pink !!! :-)

And I must say, he wears it with aplomb !!

OHmommy said...

What an awesome fieldtrip!

I heart boys AND men in pink. I think they look great.

As for the bus picture... tell me you were at a stop sign/ LOL The things we do for a great capture of a memory. Farting. Awesome!