Sunday, October 14, 2012

Transition

Yup, Fall is here!  We spent the last sunny day playing outside and grabbing dinner at the carts.  Love corn-hole before dinner!  
 Some crazy juicy stuffed burgers and dogs!  A nice way to say farewell to the sunshine!
 The rain finally came, we had a looong dry spell and in the end, it has been kinda-of refreshing, I think the anticipation was much worse than the actual transition to fall.  Just in time for our first showers, we got a batman ring and a sweet pinkalicious book (Grace was in love!) from James and Lilli... I am not sure any book had such good timing (everyone was tired and voila... totally perked back up with the prospect of paper dolls and a new story).  Thanks Guys!
 To celebrate the fall, we headed up to pick out our pumpkins!  I can-not-believe that we have not yet started decorating, and was just beside myself, so have been busy with the construction paper, bugging Mom for some spider webs and, yes, pumpkins!
 The folks have a rule, that you have to be able to carry your own pumpkin... turns out I"m getting pretty strong and found this lumpy beauty!
 and managed to haul it to the wagon!  Grace got a beautiful little round one.
 We also loaded up on some apples and brussel sprouts for good measure.
 Yep, rainboot season again!  Love rainboot season.

 Rasmussen does some fun/wackky decorations, including their tribute to london and the olympics in gourds
 and pumpkin bowling and a corn maze!
 It was a pretty day, and we got going early enough to see the clouds just resting on the hills around the valley.
 Lovely.  Oh, should mention that while mom and dad were greedily/lazily trying to steal a few more minutes in bed this morning, they asked me to help Grace get dressed... this is what we came-up with. The cute little pumpkins sweater had to be worn "robot style" or backwards.  can't explain.


After a great time romping among the pumpkins, we headed to Nella's Chestnut farm and got to pick chestnuts.
 Mom thinks she remembers how to do them right so we can actually peel them this year.  We'll see.
 And one last stop at the alpaca farm.... this guy was my favorite!
 We had rapport.

On the way home, we stopped at Double Mountain for the best peanut butter and jelly  (and pizza and beer) around.  tasty stuff. 
When we got home, we got a fun play-date with Esme and Joaquin!  Love hanging out with these guys
 and enjoying the leaves outside.  Seriously, this week, the birch turned yellow and the maple is all red and leaves all over the place!  
Happy fall everyone!

1 comment:

Nick said...

Your pictures are really nice!