Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Apple Orchard, Pumpkin painting, and Halloween

Beware. This is a long post, but it's mostly photos! 

 It has been a beautiful fall here. One day the kids and I went to an apple orchard to get out for the day. But this was no ordinary apple orchard. They had goats, pigs, horses, chickens, and ducks to feed; a HUGE slide, a bouncing bubble-thing, a corn pool, rubber duck races, tractor trikes, an old school house, a hay ride, a mini maze as well as a FOUR acre corn maze (can you imagine getting lost in that?), and of course they had a ton of apple trees, and a pumpkin patch. Although we took advantage of the little store they had and got some fresh apples and cider doughnuts there, because all of the trees were pretty well gleaned of apples within Heather's reach, and I didn't feel like being macho momma. We went with the plan to only stay about 1 1/2 hours and ended up staying there for 4 hours! It was so much fun! Heather's favorite part was the corn pool and feeding the goats

Feeding the goats

"BIIIG goat!"

Chillin' in the stroller

Climbing up to the super slide

Going down the slide

Bouncing bubble

Hay ride

Hungry goats

Still chillin'

Tractor trike

Zonked out

Un-birthday party

Instead of carving pumpkins, we painted pumpkins this year. It was a lot of fun.

Our happy pumpkin painter

Our happy "helper"


We went to a special Halloween party at Reiman Gardens (a local conservatory) it was a lot of fun.

Dancing with the lady bug

Our little clown

We saw an owl up close. It was neat!

Sticking out her stinger

For Halloween we dressed up as Goldilocks and the Three bears. It was a lot of fun and SO my opinion. :)

Goldilocks and the three bears. (You can also see the finished pumpkins, here)


More Joy in "The Service" said...

It looks like you have been having LOTS of fun! I love your costumes, you guy's are so cute!

More Joy in "The Service" said...

You guys are such a cute family!!! The pumpkin place looked fun. Cute pics and costumes. Love you guys!!

Jenny said...

HA! I love the Goldilocks and the Three Bears costumes. Heather fit's the description well. It looks like you guys are having fun!

Cowboy mom said...

How Fun.... I loved the fun farm. If I was wealthy I'd do something like that. I mean have a fun little farm for the kids to come play at. The costumes were GREAT!!

Katrina said...

love all the pictures! the apple orchard is so great and I am glad you guys got to go. and yes you all are just adorable in your Halloween costumes!!