Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Daughter at Riverbend Farms

Tuesday was Maylin's first field trip with school. She was very excited about going somewhere fun for school. Riverbend Farms is only about 10 minutes from Grandma's house but for some reason I have never been there before.
First things were first we got to go on a tractor ride (we were in a large covered wagon) to the pumpkin patch. We were let off of the wagon to pick out our very own pumpkins! Maylin wasn't exactly sure what to think of this.  As all the other kids scattered in pursuit of their perfect pumpkin Maylin stood back and watched. It has been so fun for me to share all their firsts in American culture. All the while I can't help but wonder what the kids think of our silly traditions.
"Why ewybody wear dat?" (the response I got when I tried to explain Halloween costumes)
"Dat Scawey! Why her have dat?" (the reaction to the scary masks at Wal-Mart)
"That a loc of candy!" (the first sighting of the Halloween candy area at Target)
"AHHH!" (the only thing I heard while Maylin RAN away from a life size talking witch at Lowe's)

When you think about it we really do have some strange traditions in the country!
 Soon enough Maylin figured out what was going on. I am not sure if she quite understands why having a pumpkin is so cool yet, but she figured out that everyone was trying to pick the biggest and the best.  She preferred the polka dotted pumpkins to the solid orange. (That kind of matches her personality!) She was proud of her "pumk with da yong stick and dots"!!
 While she was searching for the perfect pumpkin for Pierson she got distracted by a lady bug. Oh how her little mind is so much like Mommy's! Focus on what is in front of you until something little and cute distracts you!
 Once both pumpkins were decided upon she marched her little self back to the wagon with the same vigor and satisfaction that she has every time she learns something new/ conquers the world!
 After the pumpkin patch the kids got to play on the 'silo slides'. They climb up the stairs to the top of the silo and slide down giant slides at breakneck speeds! I did it once... and that was all! :)
 Maylin is an adventurer. She lives life to the fullest and stretches as far as she can reach for what she wants.
 She is an explorer. She pushes it to the limit climbing every obstacle in front of her.
 She melts my heart. She is becoming more and more affectionate and sweet as the days go on. Every day I learn how much more my heart can expand. Just when I think I couldn't love her anymore she squeezes my neck and says, "Mouwm, I yove you soooo much!" She leaves me speechless!
 She is precious. She takes time to smell the tractors roses.
 And she thinks she is WAY bigger than she is. She could take on any giant chicken any day of the week!
 She has a glow about her that lights up a room. She is joyful!
 She is ornery!
 She is physically tiny... yet bigger than life!
 She loves animals. (this puppy almost got stashed under her shirt.)
She is determined! She wanted to feed this turkey sawdust. She couldn't understand why it kept running away from her and wouldn't eat her treats! :)

She is my daughter whom I love!

29 comments:

Grandma Shultz said...

She is my granddaughter whom I love. She surely does light-up a room when she steps into it. Her soft "tank you, Grandma" for the slightest little thing just melts my heart. She'll be so happy that she announces "I HAPPY!" It makes everyone within hearing distance happy as well. I love you, Maylin

Lindy said...

Maylin is so sweet and so adventerous. She just keeps getting prettier!

Kristi said...

Sawdust stuffed turkey? He he.
Maylin is such a joy to be around! And I just LOVE that picture of her leaning on the fence looking over her shoulder at you. The lighting is perfect and she is simply glowing. Enjoy all these 'firsts' this coming holiday season!

Mickey said...

I like that smile!!

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