Home is where the decorations are.
After the pumpkin patch we stopped by Menards real quick on the way home. A section of our fence blew down and we wanted to price how much the new slats and posts would be.
While there we enjoyed looking at some of the Christmas decorations… a bit early, but fine, go ahead Menards, as long as I’m not setting up my tree yet I guess you can go ahead.
It’s tradition now that we go out to the local pumpkin patch and let the kids pick out their pumpkins.
It’s also tradition to be sure to grab a picture of everybody on top of a haybale while we’re there.
We also decided to catch a picture of ourselves. A nice way to update our fall facebook profile picture.
Once everything was picked out it was time to play a little bit before heading back. The teens decided to have a contest and see who could reach the farthers up a halbale after a running start.
It didn’t end as was expected.
Meanwhile, Newbie was quite fearful of the prospects of Thunderer driving…
I remember this October day pretty well. It was a lot colder than expected so we didn’t stay out long at all, even though they were bundled.
The swings didn’t provide enough shelter to the wind so they went to the other equipment.
Any outside time is better than none though.
Especially if these kinds of smiles are the reward.
Just bask in that sweet innocent smile and try not to smile back at the picture.
It’s hard to tell from the picture of her running, but she has little flowers in each hand.
With Redflare’s name on them.
Redflare, armed with her camera, came in for the attack!
The neighbor boy is kind of a handful but he’s also clearly quite lonely.
TJ was kind enough to toss it around a bit, though it looked more like he was supervising Newbie doing the tossing.
Sometimes they’re just happy, candid shots of the kids that don’t really need much story behind them.
This is one of those.
Well, we’re into winter and the pictures are from fall. So we haven’t fallen too far behind yet.
Traditionally the local fourth graders go to some kind of history event at a local farm. Booths are set up, hands on activities and come rain, snow, or shine the kids go out and ‘experience history.’
It was Superman’s turn to go this year and he had a blast. I performed my usual chapperoning duties so I didn’t really have much time to catch many pictures.
His three favorite events from the day were probably the chariots…
Getting to see real armor…
And somehow talking me into buying him a couple sticks of rock candy.
A daddy and son outing that he really appreciated. (I enjoyed it too.)