So, regardless of what the thermometer reads, we've been celebrating the coming of autumn with fun activities with fun friends.
We joined the Heun and Ramirez families for a fun Saturday of pumpkin patching. I'm a self-diagnosed pumpkin patch snob, what with my grandparents' farm and Pumpkin Funland being a part of my childhood. So it takes a bit to impress me when it comes to pumpkin patches, but I enjoyed myself at Peltzer Farms. It was great to spend some time with my teacher friends, Heather and Jessica, whom I don't get to see much anymore. It's so fun to see our kiddos play together, because golly--it feels like just yesterday they were all babies!
|Brother and Sister|
|Delaney with Gillian and Anneliese Heun|
|In line for the pig races: Jude, Julien, Nya, Gillian, Anneliese, & Delaney|
|All the kiddos. This was the best shot that I could get!|
This weekend, our little family visited the Hurst Ranch Harvest Festival. This is the third year in a row that we've attended this event, and I'm really enjoying this fall tradition. My former student Tabatha's 4-H group hosts the petting zoo, and I'm pretty certain that Tabby LOVES chasing my kids around every year.
|Jude meets an alpaca.|
|Tabatha, Delaney, and a silky chicken|
|Papa living it up with the grandkids in the craft barn.|
|Delaney, at the magical fairy garden. This is her favorite place every year. Check it out:|
|Of course Jude had to join in on the magic! Boys can hang out in magical fairy gardens too!|
|Selecting their pumpkins|
|Nana and Delaney churning butter.|