I'm baaaaaack! I have all of these potential blog posts bouncing around in my head. One day I will get caught up and be able to do a day in the life, or new recipes, or just random little moments that happen in a day. But in this season of life, I will do well to catch up with it all by the end of the year!
I can't let too much time go by without talking about one of my favorite fall traditions. We have done this since Katie was a baby - I think this was the eighth year!
On the Saturday about a week before Halloween, we headed out bright and early (because let's face it - there is no sleeping in around here) for breakfast at Puckett's. Brad and I indulged in the buffet and the kids loved their Mickey pancakes with bacon! Here we are before heading to Gentry's for some fun.
And a picture of the crazy crew on the truck! I need to make a collage of each year and how it has changed!
The kids wanted to do the little cornmaze - they were running the entire time!
Then they each took a turn on the big tire swings. Katie loves it!
Just look at the joy on her face!
Jack was excited for a turn too!
Ryan wanted to be like the big kids, but he clung to that thing for dear life!
Then we gave him a little push and he LOVED it!
They had a little photo bench area with props and stuff, but Ryan was the only one that cooperated...mainly because it was staged as a truck tailgate :)
We got their early enough that there wasn't a line for the hayride - it was great! I wanted to take a family selfie, and this is how it turned out. That's about right, I'd say!
Then I got my big girl camera out and caught this cute picture!
And a selfie with Ryan! He loved the hayride! And actually - I almost lost my phone on the ride. I didn't figure out I was missing my phone for a little bit. Thankfully someone had turned it in and I was reunited with it at the concession stand.
Jack loved crawling through the tunnel!
Katie wanted to see how tall she is. And holy cow - inching closer and closer to 5 feet tall. She will be eye to eye with me in no time!
Then we headed to the corn and grain play area. It is always a hit!
Even at age 7, Katie loves that area!
And of course Jack loves it! Wow he was shaggy - he got a haircut the next day :)
Towards the end, Ryan loved playing in this teepee! He kept going in and jumping out to play peek-a-boo! Silly dude.
As the kids started getting tired and hungry, we went ahead and picked out a few pumpkins before heading home. Each of the kiddos got their own little pumpkin and then we got a big family one.
And we got this picture taken! It is definitely one of my favorite cell phone pictures in a long time. If I had thought to take my sunglasses off and if Ryan had smiled, it would be perfection! But I will take it!
And actually, when we were getting ready, I had these pumpkin shirts for the boys and Katie really wanted to wear something with a pumpkin on it. Thank goodness I had gotten this shirt at a consignment sale! It worked perfectly. Next year I will know to check with her and see where she stands on those type of issues :)
Here are the links to each previous year!