A little change this year, besides our newest addition to the family, was a local pumpkin farm called "Joe's Place". Normally we go to Bi-Zi Farms and spend the whole day enjoying all that they have to offer. It's really amazing, but when you have to stop to nurse and can't predict a newborn, local wins. Joe's Place is just a few minutes walking distance from Reina's elementary school. Luckily, the weather was warm for our family day.
The hayride included free apples on your jaunt around the farm.
We picked up a super cute gourd for only .75 cents!
We had to capture our three children! It's still so unusual to say "three". We love them so much and love how they treat each other. I almost always see Reina and Baelor get along, and they adore Rowen.
|An old-fashioned outhouse|
|That's one good-looking dad|
Everyone was taking pictures in front of the pumpkins but I fell in love with all of these apple crates! They were a great backdrop for our family's picture. A family from church happened to be there to snap a photo!
Every year we do a family theme for Halloween. It helps keep both Paul and myself young by dressing up with our kids and it's always fun to see what we come up with. This year since we had just a little 2-month-old slug, we decided to pull off a theme around Rowen, and this is what we came up with!
Halloween this year was super wet! Due to the weather, people were handing out handfuls of candy, so we didn't have to go very long before their buckets were full. Score! Rowen even joined us all wrapped up and warm. We went to Mummi and Papa Will's trunk-or-treat at their church building the weekend before, then our ward had it a couple days before Halloween. We even tried trick-or-treating at the mall on Halloween day. That was a zoo! We didn't stay very long.
|Playing with daddy's childhood legos|
The first grade classes went on a field trip to Joe's Place, just a few days after we went and I was able to chaperone with Rowen. We walked from the school in the misty rain to the pumpkin farm. There were just three kids in my group: Reina, her best (class) friend Lily, and Hayden.
What can I say about Baelor- ayayayy! This boy drives us crazy sometimes! One minute he'll lock the door in our bedroom and poop his pants; or throw a fit if there is not the perfect amount of milk in his cereal. Yet he has the sweetest composition and will say the funniest things. A recent funny story. At Mummi's they were decorating gingerbread cookies for Halloween. Baelor proceeded to stuff the whole cookie in his mouth (a common act) and then spit it out on his plate. Assistant Sherie set it aside and then later when he asked for his cookie she gave him the pile of cookie. He looked at it with disgust and said "Dat's not a cookie, dat's poop!"