...making, and eating, caramel apples.
We went to the pumpkin patch and corn maze with some sweet friends.
We took a picnic lunch to a (very cool) nearby park with those same sweet friends.
We carved pumpkins and toasted pumpkin seeds....
...except for Clara, who wanted NO PART of touching that "yucky stuff".
There has been wrestling...yes, my four "Dainty Flowers" LOVE to wrestle with their Daddy. (Alyssa more so than the others, but they all love it!)
And....last, but not least, the night I received the honor of "Mother of the Year"... the Fall Festival. How, you ask, did I receive such an honor? Well, it was a southern moment, to be sure. In the three weeks since we have been here, I have scrambled around like crazy to make sure we have all of our winter attire. First, I had to learn what such attire LOOKS like, and then, I had to find it. As my southern friends (especially ones who are hot-natured like me) know, we just don't need a lot of that down South. However, I have learned a very valuable lesson about such attire, besides how to identify it all. The secret to staying warm, apparently, is TO TAKE THE SAID ATTIRE OUT OF THE PRETTY RUBBERMAID CONTAINER IT IS BEING STORED IN! Yes, all of our warm clothes, coats, scarves, gloves, mittens, etc., etc., were stored, nice and neatly in the container at home, while we froze half to death at the Fall Festival. My children actually asked to leave the sugar-coated heaven that is said festival because they were "too cold". Ooops. Who knew it would be cold in October?? Anyway, we managed to have a little fun before we turned into southern-sicles. :-)
No Fall Festival is complete without a hayride!!
I would have taken more pictures, but my fingers were too cold. :-)
Have a great day! If you are in the South, enjoy the rest of your Fall, and if you are here in the North, please remove your warm attire from the containers it is being stored in, and get ready for the snow that is being forecasted for Thursday or Friday. Oh.... you already had it out? Oh, well. Next year, I will know. :-)