Don't get me wrong... I LURVE me a pumpkin patch. In fact, MCA runs a pumpkin patch in October and we'll be out at Pumpkinville volunteering and shopping several times this month. BUUUUT.... we wanted pumpkins STAT And SAM'S Club doesn't disappoint when it comes to some serious value (no joke - $9/pumpkin)... plus we needed diapers and such so we headed out to the non patch pumpkin patch. hahaha
They were jumping with excitement over getting to pick out their pumpkins.... and at the samples. Because isn't that the best part of every Sam's trip??? And yes... those pumpkins are all over the floor because sweet, sweet Dave hauled them out of the boxes so we could make sure that they stood correctly and didn't have weird flat spots and such... and then he put them all back. He's a keeper.
We held hands and wandered the aisles of the "patch"... but instead of looking at pumpkins, we picked out cheese balls and stocked up on Pirate's Booty ;)
While we waited on our soft pretzels (yuuuuummmmmmmm!!!) the kids checked out the Christmas toy aisle.
I swear I turned around for 3 seconds and Mason was half way down the aisle on this little bike. He's a mad man!!!
Then this happened ;) hahaha
When we got home we found good homes for our new crew and test it out as a photo op spot. ;)
We seriously had the best time. Which sounds ridiculous since we were at Sam's - but whatever. ;)
Also, on Monday I posted on IG about Mason possibly having "cauliflower ear" and y'all left so many sweet comments. On Monday afternoon Dave ran Mason by the school (he was at home for the day) to show me his ear. He told me it was red, puffy and swollen and that he had texted a picture to a friend who's a PA and he had said we might want to have it checked out. You can imagine my surprise when he showed up and his ear looked like this...
Thankfully his pediatrician was able to see him ASAP and he was super super super sweet at the appointment.
In the office the doctor noticed this weird white spot and determined that she thought he had been bitten by something (not a spider! Hallelujah!) and that is was NOT cauliflower ear (which we thought he might have got after being tackled at our Harvest party the day before. hahaha).
After a dose of Benedryl and some time at home, the swelling and redness hadn't changed, so he was prescribed an antibiotic and today it looks MUCH better.
Monday night we had a dinner planned for Dave's dads birthday, and Mason seemed to be acting fine despite the Benadryl, so we met up with Gram and Papa Mac. Mason fell asleep in the car and was OUT like a light even after we carried him into the restaurant.
The Benadryl hit him HARD and he was out for close to an hour. I literally ate up every single minute of it. He was an infant the last time he fell asleep on my lap ;)
When Mason gets sick he gets sick big, so I'm thankful that this didn't end up being anything major.
Thanks again for all the kind words and well wishes for his ear ;) hahaha
Happy Hump Day, friends!!!