Before we get to the main event of this post (PUMPKINS!!!), please take notice of my french braiding progress. Getting better! If she would only SIT STILL, I could maybe get a tighter braid. As it is now, it falls out pretty quickly when she’s rolling around on the floor, couch, etc.
She just likes when I’m all done.
And please take a moment and honor thy Pinterest. Thank you Pinterest for giving me good ideas. : )
He had an awesome time with this. He put in houses, farms and even a cemetery along the road.
After the road lost its lustre (aka, we ran out of tape), he demanded a fall treasure hunt.
It was a hit, as usual.
The pumpkin pails get TWO uses this year!
We came upon Lacey playing with a snake – one of her favorite things to do.
Love this one – she’s flinging it in the air. Don’t be fooled, this snake LOVES it! ; )
Not pictured: the treasure. I made a cheesecake, but it’s not real pretty, so no picture. It tastes good tho! After last weekend’s pumpkin patch fail, we finally made our way to a new pumpkin fetching location. No patch here, but lots of other activities. This is at St Mathias Farm outside of Brainerd. Fun fact: this farm supplies the Brainerd school district with fresh veggies and fruits for the school lunch program! : )
Checkin’ out some llamas.
Munchin’ on some tasty hay!
Avery wanted him to taste her fingers. Luckily we were there to set her straight. : )
She also wanted this chicken to taste her nice, fleshy fingers.
They love these things!
Clearly, so do we!
Next up was the corn maze. I THINK we were supposed to PAY to walk thru it, but they weren’t really monitoring it, so too bad for them!
The best part of the maze was this big slide.
They went down it again. And again.
And you guessed it – again!
Here are some of the pumpkins that were available.
We also went on a tractor ride. An annoying wasp was bothering us and I swallowed my gum trying to run away from it right after this picture was taken. Stupid bee! You were supposed to be dead already! (Eric came to my rescue and killed it – my HERO!)
The hero with his princess.
Time to pick out a pumpkin!
Avery wanted one that she could carry, too.
Clearly, she lost her barrette somewhere on the farm.
Then today, Dylan demanded we get to work on carving the pumpkins right away after breakfast.
He really enjoys the whole process. Glad at least one of us does! ; )
Avery had a good time making a mess.
Here he’s making us laugh with his fine dance moves.
Such a long process this is.
Here is what Dylan picked – a dragon.
He thought he was pretty funny climbing on my back for a picture.
Avery couldn’t be left out of such shenanigans!
An added element of challenge to an already difficult task. No big deal.
Love this one with their faces peeking. And Dylan’s big old foot wrapped around me.
Eric was not messin’ around when it came to his pumpkin.
And here they are – the dragon, the small funny face and the Grandpa Danny pumpkins.
I’ll probably take more pics later once its dark out, so look for more pics soon! Its a rainy day here so that means – time for a soak in the hot tub! We’re emptying it soon, so we gotta soak it up! ; ) Later!