Apples, Pumpkins and Bounce Houses, Oh My!

ImageI love the fall. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colors, there are fall festivals to attend and apples to pick. This year is even better because we get to do it all with Buddy!

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A few weeks ago we went apple picking. Some people like to just go to the orchard, pick their apples and be done with it. Well, this was our first time with our little man, so went to the place that is all about the kids. It had bounce houses, a tractor ride, horse rides, train ride, petting zoo, etc. By the time we were ready to pick apples, both of our phone’s died and we didn’t get any pictures of the main attraction! Now Buddy asks, “can we go apple picking bounce house?” As if they are one and the same.

ImageLast weekend we went to the apple festival and he spotted the rides right away. We told him he had to wait until after we looked around a bit. So we checked out the big tractors and huge pumpkins, visited the craft tents, had some lunch and then he got his turn at some fun. He absolutely LOVED the Ferris wheel! So much in fact that he wanted to go on it twice. Then he rode a pony, but in true Buddy fashion, he is Mr. Independent and was mad that I was walking next to him on the pony. He kept insisting that I go stand with Daddy!

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Buddy is excited for Halloween and decided to be Ironman! He loves to dress up, so he’s more than prepared since he also has costumes for a pirate, dinosaur, Woody, Batman, Spiderman, and Captain America. No, I didn’t buy them all new, I’m a thrifty shopper, remember? I picked some up at garage sales and others at thrift shops. He also has various hats (fireman, soldier, construction worker, etc.) and masks (Optimus Prime, Darth Vader, etc.). Yes, the child is spoiled, but when I can pick things up for a couple of bucks, why not?!

ImageWe also picked up some pumpkins at the dollar store and got crafty making a spider, mummy, monster, super hero and a kitty (big pumpkin bought at the thrift store for 99 cents!). Buddy said they needed lights, so I got some candy corn lights and put them out on our front porch in front of our window decorations.

ImageI wanted to take Buddy to a pumpkin patch, and maybe we still will this weekend if the weather isn’t too yucky, but I saw a sign for “U-pick Pumpkins” after we left the apple festival. There was a little country store and they had an apple orchard. After paying for our pumpkin, it turns out that picking your own, was from the bunch they had out in front of the store. Not exactly the experience I was hoping for, but it’s a nice pumpkin for us to carve up together. (Not quite like the witch below though, cool huh?! & Spiderman pose!)

ImageSo, we’ve had some great times and have really enjoyed getting out and enjoying the fall weather. Hopefully it will continue on since I’m really not looking forward to winter and snow.

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I love the fall. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colors, there are fall festivals to attend and apples to pick. This year is even better because we get to do it all with Buddy!

A few weeks ago we went apple picking. Some people like to just go to the orchard, pick their apples and be done with it. Well, this was our first time with our little man, so went to the place that is all about the kids. It had bounce houses, a tractor ride, horse rides, train ride, etc. By the time we were ready to pick apples, both of our phone’s died and we didn’t get any pictures of the main attraction! Now Buddy asks, “can we go apple picking bounce house?” As if they are one and the same.

Last weekend we went to the apple festival and he spotted the amusement park rides right away. We told him he had to wait until after we looked around a bit. So we checked out the big tractors and huge pumpkins, visited the craft tents, had some lunch and then he got his turn at some fun. He absolutely LOVED the Ferris wheel! So much in fact that he wanted to go on it twice. Then he rode a pony, but in true Buddy fashion, he is Mr. Independent and was mad that I was walking next to him on the pony. He kept insisting that I go stand with Daddy!

Buddy is excited for Halloween and decided to be Ironman! He loves to dress up, so he’s more than prepared since he also has costumes for a pirate, dinosaur, Woody, Batman, Spiderman, and Captain America. No, I didn’t buy them all new, I’m a thrifty shopper, remember? I picked some up at garage sales and others at thrift shops. He also has various hats (fireman, soldier, construction worker, etc.) and masks (Optimus Prime, Darth Vader, etc.). Yes, the child is spoiled, but when I can pick things up for a couple of bucks, why not?!

We also picked up some pumpkins at the dollar store and got crafty making a spider, mummy, monster, super hero and a kitty (big pumpkin bought at the thrift store for 99 cents!). Buddy said they needed lights, so I got some candy corn lights and put them out on our front porch in front of our window decorations.

I wanted to take Buddy to a pumpkin patch, and maybe we still will this weekend if the weather isn’t too yucky, but I saw a sign for “U-pick Pumpkins” after we left the apple festival. There was a little country store and they had an apple orchard. After paying for our pumpkin, it turns out that picking your own, was from the bunch they had out in front of the store. Not exactly the experience I was hoping for, but it’s a nice pumpkin for us to carve up together.

So, we’ve really been enjoying getting out and enjoying the fall weather. Hopefully it will continue on since I’m so not looking forward to winter and snow.

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