Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
You might remember while at the pumpkin farm, we picked a couple pumpkins from the patch. So on Sunday afternoon (to end Fall Break), we decided they needed to be carved!
Reba dug right in scooping out the seeds. Dallas, as you can see, wasn't so sure about it!
Monday, October 28, 2013
We had so much fun last year at the Mayse Farm Market, that we decided to go back this year while Dallas was on Fall Break. It was a little chilly, but the kiddos did not seem to mind!
Little Miss thought she needed help from Daddy on the Rat Race
After the horses, the kiddos headed over to the straw bale maze. I think it might have been their favorite part! We lost count how many times they went through...
Reba kept asking about the big slide, so we made our way through part of the corn field maze and ended up at the slide
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
After visiting the zoo on Friday morning, we headed out for lunch and then home for naps! I had been wanting to go to a local apple orchard to pick apples to can. We are on our last jar of apple butter and last jar of applesauce. I was also out of apple pie filling. Luckily, the orchard near us still had a great deal of apples!
The yellow apples were pretty much gone, but these red rome trees were full!
The branches were so full that they hung nice and low so the kiddos had no problems pickin'
Until next time...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Dallas was out of school last Friday for Fall Break, and since Daddy was finished with harvest, he took the day off as well! The previous Sunday at church, my friend Carla mentioned she was going to take her girls to the zoo on their Fall Break. It got me to thinking about some free zoo passes we had from Daddy working Boo at the Zoo last Halloween. When we got home from church, I found the passes, and discovered they expired at the end of the month. I mentioned the idea to Doug, and he thought it would be a great start to the long weekend.
A quick snapshot before entering the zoo.
Here's a quick look at the last time we visited the zoo...over 3 years ago!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A couple weeks ago was the 92nd Annual West Side Nut Festival. The city claims it is the second largest street festival in the country (next to Mardi Gras). The best thing about the festival is that all of the 130+ food booths are non-profit/charity groups. Many of the booths are churches, schools, band/sport boosters, etc. They all come up with their own menu, and if you can imagine a "fair food", you'll find it there! Our church/school had a booth, and they were selling chocolate covered Oreo truffles, Burgoo, Kuchens, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
We finally made it out to enjoy the festival on Saturday (it runs all day, everyday from Monday-Saturday). That morning there was a pet parade, so we decided to check it out.
Dallas enjoying an apple cider slushy before the parade started.
Until next time...