Thursday, October 31, 2013


Halloween preparations included some pumpkin-carving, of course.  JJ was slightly more hands-on this year than last year but still left most of the scooping and carving to Daddo.

 When we asked JJ what he wanted to be for Halloween, he answered "a taco."  After getting this response multiple times, Nana set to work making a taco costume, which turned out great!  She even made an adult-sized one for Daddo (and surprisingly, he wore it!).

Wesley wore JJ's gnome costume from two years ago.  I can't get enough of kids in beards and expect to use this costume one more time still!

JJ was very into trick-or-treating this year.  The four of us all went out together to several houses, and then Wesley and I went home to hand out candy while Daddo and JJ hit a bunch more houses and filled up JJ's pumpkin bucket.  Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pumpkin Farms!

This month we visited two different pumpkin farms.  On one warm October weekend we headed east to Barton Hill Farms.  They had a huge Willie Nelson-themed corn maze and some activities for the kids.  It was fun but HOT! We couldn't take the sun very long.

A couple weeks later we went to Sweet Berry Farm, accompanied by Nana & Pop-Pop.  The weather was much more seasonal but the place was just teeming with families!  Still a fun experience.

Wesley couldn't get enough of feeding the goats!

Kiddie train ride

Wesley loved crawling all over the pumpkin pile.

JJ successfully made it through the Candy Cornfield Maze and rang the bell at the end.

We all did the hay ride and then picked some flowers to cap off the outing.

These dudes were completely tuckered out after all their adventures.