Sunday, October 16, 2011

Personal Best

It has been everything a beautiful autumnal weekend should be... long, golden, filled with fun and pumpkins! 

 Thursday Owen got a great report from school, a personal best day yet!

 He got to bring home the share bag and a nice note from his teacher, we are all so pleased!  We celebrated with a movie (Kiki's delivery service) and sushi night!  The folks had hit the Japanese grocery store earlier so we had some tasty goodness to roll up.

 I even got a try, but really Owen and Daddy were the super-rollers.

Friday Owen had off so he could hang with me and Mom.

  We spent the morning at Liam and Pearl's house doing art projects and playing a bunch.  Everyone had a great time, it was a little hard to leave! Otherwise, it was an afternoon of more art projects (egg carton spiders)

 and making nests in the living room with ALL of the blankets and pillows!

   Saturday was awesomeness.  Owen woke up and made his bed (and arranged his loveys),

 We headed back up the hill to spent some time wandering the Hood River area.  Had a nice mosey around town complete with a great pizza lunch

(that I actually ate a whole piece of!!) at Double Mountain Brewery and a baguette at the nearby bakery.  Yum!  

We then headed up to Rasmussen farms

for pumpkin pickin!

We got two excellent pumpkins
 as well as about 50lbs of apples.

 They really deck out the farm for the holidays,there was pumpkin bowling,

odd gourd fairy-tale painting and  Owen and I did a great job in the corn-maze. 
 It made me  a little nervous,

but Owen held my hand the whole way.

Mostly, we just love the beautiful views, apple eatin'

and wide open spaces for running around.

  We made a few more stops on our Mt Hood tour:

A nearby glassworks where we got to see them blowing glass pumpkins (awesome)

and another farm down the street (draper girl) for the farm animal viewing.

  It was a long, beautiful and fun day.

Today has been much more low-key.

 Owen, Mom and Dad did some potato printing in the garage while I was napping.  
This afternoon we have been helping Dad and Chris^2 make another batch of beer and decorate our front yard for halloween.  I guess it really is fall!  The birch overhanging our fence is fully yellow and some red leaves are starting to show up on the ground around the chicken coop.  It is more frequently wet or rainy, but today was so nice, we were thrilled to spend it hanging out, outside.

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