Thursday, November 28, 2013

Halloween 2013

We started our Thanksgiving by trying to eat dinner…they did their best, but they were just so excited. Spencer had no idea what we were going to do, but he feeds off of Adaline's energy, so he was amped anyway :)

Off we went! Spencer really didn't understand the whole thing, but he went along with it.

We took the dogs with us, so of course Dotti the cat followed.

By the end, Spencer was totally into it and was ready for more!
(Note the AWESOME pirate pumpkin in the background. Yep. Travis and his pirates…)

Farmer's Market Halloween

Turlock has a great evening Farmer's Market once a month and ever year in October they match it up with Halloween weekend. All the booths let the kids trick-or-treat and we get to buy fresh produce~ it's a win/win!

Always fun to trick-or-treat with the cousins!

and we ran into our friend (and fellow Rapunzel!) from school and her twin brother...

…Buzz Lightyear!
We love our Farmer's Market!

I tried to take fall photos of the kids at our local pumpkin patch, but between the strong lighting, the unexpected crowd (apparently there was a dog costume contest…) it just didn't work out for us.

…so we tried again at another pumpkin patch/fruit stand. Still no dice. Oh well, can't win them all (plus, they were still cute pictures!)

My little scarecrow ;)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

First Field Trip

Adaline's pre-school went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch- which just so happens to be at the end of our street :) Parents were invited to meet at the pumpkin patch so of course I went! We talked about riding the school bus for a good week before the trip...she was so excited, but a little nervous about the whole thing. Thankfully, she was comfortable with the pumpkin patch because we had already been there so many times before.  

She looked so excited to show her best friend Logan the pink tractor that she rode every time we visited.

The R.A.M. Farms has a great educational setup for the schools that visit. They are read a book about different types of pumpkins as well as a book about the growth cycle of a pumpkin.
Then they took a walk into the first part of the corn maze to talk about corn- how it grows, who eats it, and what else it is used for.

Next, they got a little snack and they got to pick out a pumpkin.

It was so wonderful to be able to experience Adaline's first field trip, one of the many benefits to working part-time and setting my own schedule.
More Halloween photos to come!