We started the season by going to our local favorite farm, Rombach's. I waited until a late afternoon on a Sunday and it was a success. The place had very few lines and parking was for once not insane! We brought along one of my cousin's kiddos (Matthew's BFF) and they had a blast. After seeing the animals, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, picking out their pumpkin, playing tag in the "pick you own pumpkin field," and playing on the playground it was dark and time to go. I always love bringing along a friend for the kids to make the pumpkin patch even more fun for them! We also visited Pumpkins Galore with one of my in home daycare kiddos and we just may have found our new place for Fall. Not only were they cheaper, but they still had a ton to do and was not too far from the house!
Matthew with his cousin! They loved the firetruck this year!
Natalie was only content if she was pulling the wagon into the field towards the end of our time there. Such an independent child!
This year it took Matthew three tips to Walmart to finally decide what he wanted to be for Halloween. He went back and forth between a Transformer, to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, to Captain America, and to a pirate. He finally decided on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and it worked out well since his neighbor also chose to be one!
We lucked out with Natalie this year. She loves dressing up and all things sparkly (she is very into the princess theme these days), so when Mr. Sharktank's mom brought back an outfit from Turkey when they visited we knew she would love to wear it. Covered in bells, gold, and bright pink, Natalie loved calling herself a "Tur Tur princess" on Halloween (we could not think of a name for her costume, so we told he should was going to be a Turkish Princess). Almost everyone's door we arrived at that night called her a gypsy or a genie, but we didn't care because she looked cute and loved the costume!
It was a bit rainy that night, but the kids enjoyed the time with the neighbors and Natalie's godmother. Nothing like a great kid friendly holiday to spend time with friends and neighbors!
Going to end this post with our most recent family photo. I have a friend from college who regularly takes our pictures and once again we had a great session. My kids love her, and so do we. Happy holidays!