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Wordless Wednesday: 2010 Recap

I wanted to do a Top 10 of my Wordless Wednesday posts…but then I realized I’d only posted 13 of them anyway…so here they all are in order from least popular to most popular.

13. It’s My Party
12. Ready for the Game
11. Cousins
10. What I Won’t Be Doing at 7pm
9. Storytime
8. Fish Face
7. Daddy and Addy
6. Falling in Love
5. Paci-Love
4. Naughty Doggie
3. The Santa Photo 2010 – The Sequel
2. First Snow Fall
1. The Santa Photo 2010

And as a bonus here are the only two Wordful Wednesday posts that I did last year.

2. The Flight of the Midnight Moth
1. Fall Family Fun 2009

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Wordful Wednesday: The Flight of the Midnight Moth

At midnight I went into my bathroom. I turned on the light and was immediately startled by a large bug fairly close to the light switch. I did a little gasp and small jump backward and then realized it was only a moth. I said aloud to myself, “Oh, it’s just a moth…you scared me for a second there.” (or something like that). As I was going into the cabinet to get something I thought, “Was that a moth?”. Despite my minuscule fear that it might be some other more fearsome insect that wanted to eat me or lay eggs in my ear (and despite the fact that you and I both know how these situations always end) I decided to turn around and lean forward ever-so-slightly for a closer quick look. At that exact moment the moth took flight. I let out a squeal and started jumping and shaking out my shirt and smacking my hair around sitcom-style for fear that it was “on” me somewhere.  

For the most part I’m not afraid of bugs (though I don’t particularly like them either thankyouverymuch) and I have absolutely no fear of moths…but that doesn’t mean that I want one on me. And I wouldn’t mind having one on me if it was by choice and I had invited said moth to rest lightly on my finger. However, this particular moth was just a little more aggressive in his introduction than I am comfortable with considering the “getting all up in my personal space” thing it just did. I don’t even want my husband touching me without asking first (sorry, dude. Love you!). Had Mr. Moth not scared the crap outta me (twice) I normally would’ve asked him his name, invited him to stay, and then written a poem about him. Maybe he’ll think of that next time he is contemplating scaring the bejeesus out of a poor, unsuspecting housewife (who ought to be in bed rather than blogging about moths at midnight).  

While leaving the bathroom I noticed that he was hanging out on the shower curtain. I don’t believe that he ever did touch me, but the erratic flight pattern was enough to freak me out (don’t you hate how moths fly?!). So, like any good blogger would I went to get my camera so that you would have a visual of this harmless yet altogether terrifying moth that has nothing better to do at midnight than to fly in the faces of innocent women.

This is the spot where Mr. Moth was originally.

And here he is…


Ew. I think you can see the flash glimmering in his little mothy eyeball. So creepy.

Okay. So I ended up writing a poem anyway. Enjoy.
The Flight of the Midnight Moth
We could have been friends, you and I
But instead you decided to fly

Without warning too close to my face
Made me jump all over the place
Some of us are moth-friendly folks
Who like hearing moth knock-knock jokes
And would be quite happy to
Become Facebook friends with you
So next time please think before flying
And sending some poor lady crying
The whole thing makes me quite sad
When I consider what we could’ve had



This post is linked to Wordful Wednesday

You can check out my Wordless Wednesday post here.


Wordful Wednesday: Fall Family Fun 2009

October is a great month here in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. If it’s not too rainy, the weather is lovely and the fall foliage is awesome.

Last October my grandparents, and aunt, and cousin came up from Florida to
meet my daughter who had just turned 2 months old. We had a great visit.
The same day that they left to go back home we decided to go out for some fall family fun.

First we went to the Bridgewater Pumpkinfest. I’m not sure that I can really describe it. There wasn’t much going on at all. There was a “maze” that consisted of a few bales of hay. I don’t recall there being much there to eat. There were a few vendors there, but nothing that really interested me. They did have a pretty nice wagon of pumpkins, but it’s not hard to come by a nice pumpkin around here. I never thought about taking photos of what wasn’t going on.  All in all I’d have to say that the Pumpkinfest was not very festive. But we had a great time making fun of it after we left (because we are mean people like that, but it works for us). We shant be attending the 2010 Bridgewater Pumpkinfest…it was just too much excitement for us to handle (as you’ll be able to tell in the many photos of Adaline yawning and crying).


The following photos were taken by my cousin, Seth. He’s an awesome photographer (he might’ve taken some photos of you if you were ever at Epcot). Adaline wasn’t a very willing subject. Oh well, a learning experience for us all.

My Wordless Wednesday pic this week. Mommy canoodling the Adaline 🙂

On the way home from the ever-so-exciting Pumpkinfest we decided to stop at a local park/hiking trail so that Seth could get some pictures of the fall foliage. The following photos are actually all mine (I have a junky camera…sorry), but the two of me and Cool Daddy together are Seth’s photos. My dad used to take my sister and I hiking here a lot when we were little (Click here to read a story about one of our hiking trips. I know that it’s a birthday post, but trust me, the hiking story is in there.).

After going to the Pumpkinfest and the park we returned home where we said our goodbyes to our family and they left for the airport.

We then decided that we should venture out to the Volant Autumn Pumpkin Festival in Amish country to try to satisfy my fall fun appetite. So Cool Daddy, Adaline, and I went to Volant with my mom, his mom, his sister, and her boyfriend. There was actually stuff going on at Volant and there were people there too! We went in and out of the shops and stopped to eat, but that was about it. There aren’t too many festivities that you can join in with a 2 month old, especially one that’s tired, cranky, and spent the earlier part of the day dressed as a monkey. We had a nice time and we shall be returning to the Volant Autumn Pumpkin Festival again this year. We’re also going to include a stop to the Apple Castle Fall Festival and Craft Fair in New Wilmington this year.

So that was the extent of our fall festivities last year. This year we have too much a lot more planned. I’m excited about it. If everything works out (Cool Daddy’s work schedule + weather + cooperative baby) we’ll be going to a lot of farms that we’ve never been to before. Be sure to check back here on the blog this weekend (or the beginning of next week) when I begin a new weekly series “The Festival of Festivals” for the month of October. I just love hearing about other family’s traditions, so be sure to share your fall plans in the comment section!
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