Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall

It's been well-documented that I love fall.  L-O-V-E, love.  I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, the sweatshirts, the boots, hayrack rides, pumpkin farms.  It always reminds me of the excitement at the beginning of each school year, of cross country season, of Friday night football games.  With all the beautiful weather, and the impending cold of winter, we've been taking advantage of lots of outdoor fall fun.

Briggs, Caroline, and Adelie playing in the rain at the Farm Park.  This was the highlight of our last Farm Park trip of the season for our happy, soaking wet kids.

Enjoying time with cousins at the Community Bash at Aunt Jill's church.  Everything here was a hit, from the bouncy houses to the horse rides to the face painting to the hayrack ride.  We even passed up bedtime so that we could stay and enjoy the fireworks.

Watching the Homecoming parade is always a fall highlight.

Family time at Rader Family Farm.  Briggs LOVES this little barrel train ride.  After riding with Staley initially, he then rode it by himself over and over and over.  We've been here 3 times so far this season, and this is by far his favorite activity.

Family hikes in the woods is one of my favorite fall activities.  ("Hiking" is a pretty strong word for what we do, but it sounds better than slow, meandering, frequent-stops walk.) 

Enjoying festivities before the Eureka rodeo.  We were going to just let the girls ride the ponies while Briggs and Zach went to check out the tractors, but as they were walking away, Briggs kept saying, "Ride horsey.  Ride horsey."  And he thoroughly enjoyed riding the horsey.

Adelie and Briggs both enjoyed their first trip to Tanner's Orchard.  Adelie loved running around on top of the hay bales that made the little straw maze.  Briggs was enamored of the tractor and the school bus and the digger and the combine and the train that you could sit on and in.  As we were leaving, he said good-bye to each of these.  "Bye-bye, train.  Bye-bye, bus.  Bye-bye, tractor.  Bye-bye, digger."  So cute!!

Whether we're at a pumpkin farm, going to the park, or just playing in the yard, we've been enjoying our fall so far.  Here's hoping it lasts a lot, lot, lot longer.  Like maybe until April.

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