Saturday, November 1, 2014

I'd like to introduce you to Old MacDonald

We all love the children's song, Old MacDonald Had A Farm.  But have you ever met the farmer himself?  Well let me introduce you.

Blog readers may I introduce you to Old MacDonald (Little Buddy).

Although I had planned to have him be a train engineer, because he is all about trains right now, the hat and whistle that was ordered over a week ago never arrived.  So as of Thursday night there had to be a quick change in plans.

Luckily for me Little Buddy didn't have a clue about the Halloween festivities he was about to attend so train engineer or farmer made no difference to him.  Quick thinking from my friend Lynda and myself, and a fast trip to the dreaded Walmart during evening rush hour traffic for green and yellow tissue paper and a flannel shirt, and we were off.

I think he was quite happy and loved being a farmer.  He loved his tractor walker, too.

He attended a parade at school and participated in lots of preschool Halloween activities (I had to miss them all boo hoo, see below).   Then after therapy and a big nap he walked around outside for a few hours visiting my direct neighbors.  It was fun for him to be out after dark.

This year we had a pathetic amount of children visit us.  Our neighborhood has changed so much the last few years.  I guess we are all getting older and the younger families have not moved back in.  I bought so much candy that did not get used. All is not lost as it will be donated to a friends church where they are preparing stockings for children in need for Christmas.  

Today is all about rest, rest, and more rest.  Little Buddy passed on his little illness to me which has become a big illness.  I may have to pay a visit to the clinic today as I am not feeling well at all.  Is it humanly possible to cough up your own lung, or blow you nose off?

Thank you so much for your Birthday greetings for Mr. 21.  I am sure he celebrated in style.  I know his new, "girlfriend" was taking him out to dinner and then after he was to celebrate with friends.  I hope she knows how lucky she is, well I am a little bit biased about him now aren't I?

Have a great November 1st!  It is cold (for here) and blustery, as I said before I am staying in as much as I can.


Claudia said...

My sweet Little Z makes the perfect Old MacDonald. Quick thinking by you and Lynda! He's adorable (a word I seem to constantly use to describe him.)

We haven't had a single trick or treater in years...I guess that's what happens when you no longer live on a street with sidewalks?

Feel better sister. Don's going through the same thing. My particular bout with it lasted way too long, with coughing being the worst part of it, for sure. Love you.


Géraldine B. said...

Well, I hope you'll be better soon ... and I'm glad to see your Old McD. farmer .... :-) Have a sweet week end !

Linda @ A La Carte said...

He is adorable and the perfect Old MacDonald! So sorry you aren't feeling well, get better soon! It's cold and windy here today..BRRR!

Shirley said...

I hope you feel better soon I have coughed so much that my stomach is sore and hurts just to roll over in bed. I got put on 1000mg of antibiotic and 200mg of meds for the cough. I just thought I was dealing with my allergies. Not. I have enjoyed catching up with you this morning. My younger two grandsons have made Old Mc Donald Farm into a zoo in their son. Leave it to kids. A belated happy birthday to your son. Hugs and Prayers for a speedy recovery from Your Missouri Friend.

Angel Jem said...

I love the tractor; a Deere, if I'm not mistaken! Look after yourself and get better soon x

ellen said...

Little Buddy is the perfect Old MacDonald.
I do hope that you will feel much better as the day goes on. Take care.

Lucie said...

Little Buddy is the most beautiful old Mc Donald thai I have seen. Give him a little hug from me.

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my goodness! LB is absolutely precious in that outfit! You did great on his farm cart design! He's getting good at posing! LOL! I am so sorry to hear that you got an illness.. I can so relate. I am still coughing but it's nearing the end of it. It lasted way too long. Get Well! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Regena Fickes said...

If I had a farm, I cannot think of a better McDonald! The most precious ever. Love the tractor.
Sorry you have such a time with the coughing and drippy nose. Nasty time.
I was unable to get to my desk earlier to wish Mr. 21 happy, happy.
Take care of yourself.

Deb said...

I just knew your little guy would look adorable! the cutest little farmer (and tractor) ever.
the doorbell rang 4 x last night ...chips and chocolate bars in lunches for a while :-)
hope you are feeling better xo

kathyinozarks said...

Little Buddy always makes me smile-love the John Deere decals
Not fair you getting ill-take care of yourself-hugs

Christina said...

I love simple non scary Halloween outfits best of all. I'll keep farmer in my mind for next year, it is a great idea. As always, Little Buddy is super cute. I just want to give him a cuddle. I am glad he had a good time. I hope you'll feel better soon! Keeping my fingers crossed. xx

kathy b said...


Feel better momma, Chicken soup......a blanket and some tissues and steam my friend

Dee said...

I literally laughed out loud at the John Deere walker. That is SO creative.

Yes ---- I do believe you can blow off your nose, although hacking up a lung is a bit more difficult, I'm sure I came close a few times. Take care of yourself sweet lady. Hope you are feeling better soon.

moonstruckcreations said...

LB looks as if he is having the time of his life!

Hope you feel much better very soon.


Crafty in the Med said...

I had to laugh at your last remark!!! We ...mothers!!!! sigh!!! I remember summing up a couple of my daughter's boyfriends and biting my lips as I thought she was much too good for those scruffs! Naughty of me I know but ...what can I say!!! My but Buddy is just the part surely your neighbours were thrilled to see him call by!
Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well,hope you get better very soon.

Take care

Amanda x

CJ said...

I'm glad he had such a good Hallowe'en, he looks so sweet as a little farmer. Sorry you're not well, I do hope it passes soon. I remember having terrible 'flu a few years ago, and the doctor came and told me I'd start to feel better in 48 hours. I'd got to the point where I that felt like the end of the world! Take it easy if you possibly can. I prescribe taking to your bed with a hot drink and a good book. CJ xx

forgetmenots blue said...

Oh dear I hope you feel better soon.
What a sweet heart he looks brilliant x

Carla from The River said...

Cute as can be...I just love it. What a great idea. I bet he had a blast. :-)
My parents are dairy farmers,I will share this with them. :-)

Get Well Soon
xx oo

Teresa said...

What a wonderful costume! He does look like a little farmer! I bet that was such a treat for him to be out late. He sure has had his adventures lately. :) I hope you feel a lot better soon. There is so much going around in our area right now.

Lisa N. said...

cute costume! I like the deer crossing signs on the side and the barn in the back! I think you did a great job when you had to think quickly at the last minute! hope you feel better soon!


Betsy said...

That is a PERFECT Old MacDonald costume -love the John Deere logo! He looks so serious in the first picture. We just started moving into Mandy'd new house yesterday afternoon. Then the doorbell started for trick or treaters. We had completely forgotten about Halloween. No candy. Next year she'll be prepared. There were a LOT of kids out.
I hope you feel better very soon. There's lots of nasty bugs out there right now.
Blessings always my friend,

Maureen said...

He made a great McDonald! Hope you're feeling better.

My Garden Diaries said...

He is a doll! What an adorable costume!!! I hope you feel better soon friend...I know how hard it is to do mom duty when you feel sick...take care of you! Nicole xo

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, I am so behind! LB had the perfect costume! He is just so cute!!!!
Happy Birthday to your young man!!!! 21 is a biggie!!
Hope you kick the bug soon. Tis that time of year. Ugh!!!!
XO Kris

mamasmercantile said...

What a great costume, he looked wonderful, we didn't get any trick or treaters this year, like you the dynamics of our small village have changed so much over the past couple of years, there are no young families left. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Linda Gilbert said...

Picture perfect as always. What a little sweetheart x

HollyM said...

What a cute little man! Great idea!
I have a ton of candy left too which I've put into freezer for now. Doesn't help me much. Chocolate is so tempting!
We live in a subdivision and last year hads lots so I thought this year would be more.
We're supposed to getting a snowstorm today. Yuk.
Hope you feel better soon.

linda said...

He looks so cute, bless him! I only had one lot of kids visit me this year which is just as well because I really wasn't prepared this year. I hope you feel better soon Meredith. xxxx

Pradeepa said...

What a cute little farmer! Love his tractor. I missed many of your posts. Belated birthday wishes to Mr. 21.

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday to Mr 21! I hope that it was a great one. Buddy looks as though he was all sent for a wonderful Halloween, great idea to have a tractor to go along with you while you trick or treat! Take care of yourself wont you and I hope that you are better again soon. xx

gaia said...

He is so cute!
I hope you get well soon...
And happy birthday.

Joyful said...

I haven't had any youngsters at my door for too long to remember so don't buy candy at all unless for my niece. Little Buddy looks like he had lots of fun.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Love love love Little Buddy's outfit and his tractor - such a clever idea! Well done Mummy :)
Sorry I missed Mr 21's birthday post - 21, I bet you can't believe it!
Hugs from me

Caffeine Girl said...

I hope you are feeling better! It sounds like a miserable cold.

Little Buddy is adorable in any costume.

Judy S. said...

Very clever improvision, Mere! I'll bet the John Deere walker is here to stay. Sure hope you feel better real soon! Sending hugs.

Chris said...

He is soo adorable! I love his costume and his tractor is awesome!! Take a little time and try to get better. I have pulled muscles in my ribs and almost had a retina detach due to intense coughing. Very nasty viruses circulating now. Hope you start to feel better soon!

Gracie Saylor said...

You are brilliant, Mere! Now if we can just get you well again so that you can enjoy your brilliance :). Old McDonald is so convincing with his John Deere tractor!
Belated Happy B'day greetings to Mr. 21! Hope he had a positive celebration. I called my oldest sister today to sing Happy B'day to her. Wishing you well!!! xx

millefeuilles said...

Oh, Meredith, you poor, poor thing! I do hope you feel better soon. And you will!

How adorable is your little sweetie. It's a shame to have missed the festivities but there will be plenty more.

Wishing you a week of good health to all the family.


Gillian said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Stins said...

Ooooow, what a cute farmer :-)!!!!
Just showed him to my men and they loved old Mac Donald too...
Hope you feel better already... Love from Mirjam.

Acorn to Oak said... cute!

elns said...

Awesome and amazing old mac donald with his tractor. I hope you are feeling better.

Debby said...

Your little farmer is so cute. So fun that you decorated his walker. I bet he was worn out after trick or treat. Sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you feel bet better.

Ingrid K. said...

Hello Meredith!

Hahaha, he doesn't look so OLD to me!!! ;)))

What a cutie! Lovely to help him taking part in the fun!

sorry to hear you caught a bug, hope you feel much better soon!!!

Ingrid xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Z man is the cutest little farmer. I love how you decorated his walker. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Lots of folks around here have been passing colds all around,but so far we've stayed healthy. Sending healing wishes your way, Tammy

Happy belated to your boy. I remember my 21st birthday well. It was the next day that was a little foggy. :)

Toni said...

Little Buddy looks so adorable!!!!!!!! Hope he had a great Halloween. And hope you're feeling much better soon!