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Oct 25, 2010

My Socks Are Taking Forever and I Can Blame Apples and Roller Coasters

I'm pooped.  My first sock is only about 4.5 inches long (It's supposed to be 6 before I can tackle the heel.).  I didn't get to work on it as much this weekend.  It's really pretty so far.  I have an excuse though... well two. 

This is the sock so far... picture quality is a little bad... sorry.

Saturday, there was apple picking with the kiddo and Baby  (Hubs was out huntin'... not for wabbits though).  I thought, we should go... I need apples to make applesauce.  Well good thing we did.  The trees were just about bare.  Well, except for the red delicious apples.  No one likes those.  There I was with the baby in the wagon and kiddo on my shoulders, trying to get some darn apples.  I wish I had a picture of that one.  We managed to pick a quarter of a peck of apples (I don't know how much that really is, so don't ask) and ended up getting the rest of the bag filled by going to the apple bins.  It was fun and we brought those yummy donuts home too.  Also kiddo thinks I am that much cooler as a mom because of the whole on my shoulders thing.

Aren't they precious?  I'm blowing this one up as big as I can and framing it. ♥♥♥  Kiddo is actually pretending to walk in this picture so it wouldn't be blurry.  Hilarious.

Yesterday was the final hurrah at 6 Flags New England for our family.  They close on Halloween, but run Fright Fest all October.  I needed to see some zombies and ghouls...  Sooo I decided to take a day trip with the kiddo and the nephew.  They love rides, and so do I.  It's a win win.  Also, the Hubs had no problem staying home with the baby, so it was that much easier.

 One of the many Fright Fest displays throughout the park.

The Thunderbolt... (not to be confused with my bunny, Thunderbolt)

We discovered the last time we went that the kiddo is tall enough for the 48" rides... which opens up our ride options quite a bit.  He is now able to go on almost half of the rides.  Yeah!  Being a short person, I always feel bad for the little kids who want to go on rides but aren't tall enough.  Been there, and it does stink.  We tackled the Thunderbolt first... which is a wooden coaster, and that (in my humble roller coaster opinion) is what makes it scary.  It also doesn't help having teeny-bobbers in the seat behind you going, "what was that noise?" "This ride sounds broken."  "Wonder if the wood will hold up..."  Yeah.  Either way this was a great start and we (being my nephew who's 10 and awesome and went on the Bizzaro Coaster with me... and awesome) somehow got the kiddo to go on a loop de loop roller coaster... Flashback was the name, I think.  And wouldn't you know it?  He LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT.  I can't wait until next season.


  1. I'm at exactly the same point in the pair of socks I'm making for my Dad. This will be the first pair of socks I have ever knit, and I'm scared to get to the heel. I have no clue what I'm doing. lol

    Looks like you guys had a great time. :D

  2. I know! Everyone makes the heel out to be this insane knitting procedure. Maybe that's part of my slow motion sock knitting... fear of the heel!!!


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