Friday, October 26, 2012

Apple Orchard

Ethan and his school friends headed out to the apple orchard for a field trip. Ella, Aunt Carrie and I joined in on the fun. It was cold but the rain held off. Daniel and Ethan are best buds and loved seeing the orchard together. There were not many apples on the trees due to the early bloom and then frost that devastated 95% of this orchards crop. We were able to enjoy one of the few apples and some cider as a treat. It was a fun morning!

Pictures

 
My sweet friend Addi took our pictures a few weeks ago. We had not done a family picture in two years and it was time for Ella's third year shot.  She does a fabulous job with the kids. Ethan and Ella were both a little silly this day but I think they turned out super cute! I am looking forward to getting them ordered and sharing with family!

Pumpkins!



 
A few weeks ago we headed out to the pumpkin patch around the corner from our house to pick our pumpkins and walk the corn maze. This was our first year doing the corn maze and the it was lots of fun. The kids loved walking through the tall corn, sitting on the tractors and picking their pumpkin.
We carved our pumpkins and enjoyed the pumpkin gospel read by Corey. Ella had a blast taking out the goo but Ethan was not so sure about it and kept his distance. However Ella tried to show him and tell him that was not bad and I think he stuck his hand in the pumpkin once and that was enough for him. Maybe next year! Love making memories with my family!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tomatos!!!

My giving mother in law had extra tomato's this year and offered me some. Growing up my mom canned a lot of different things including tomato juice. I thought it sounded fun with my free tomato's! I recruited my grandma and mom to help me. We had about a bushel and that got us 18 jars! I am so excited to use for sauces this winter. I have my first pot of homemade spaghetti sauce cooking today! I loved having my grandma and mom here to help. I would of been lost without them! What a fun memory!

Party Time!


We spent Ella's birthday enjoying some special family time. While Ethan was at preschool we enjoyed making pink cupcakes and our picnic lunch. After picking up Ethan we headed over to the zoo where we enjoyed a cool afternoon of checking out the animals and eating our picnic lunch. We had present time when Dad got home. She loves her new purple leappad and minnie mouse.
Saturday we celebrated Ella and Daniels birthday together. The kids had a blast playing together.