Monday, January 9, 2012

Fall is Here and the Ghouls are Out

To start out the season we decided to go out to Gilcrease Orchard across town and pick some pumpkins. We had never been there before but had heard great things about it. We fell in LOVE with the place! We went late in the pumpkin season so it had been pretty picked over but the whole land is beautiful. Rows and rows of trees, isles of pumpkins, squash, zucchini...the list goes on. It made for a fun picture spot and when we went to buy our pumpkins we also got some homemade pear and apple cider. So YUMMY!!!! We definitley want to keep up with the seasons there so we can pick some apples and melons.

We went with mom and dad, Jeremy and Rachel and the kids to a pumpkin patch for FHE one night and Maddy got to spend time in the petting zoo area. She LOVED it and did not want to leave. I love having family so close, we get so many opportunities to make memories with them. I love that Maddy is close with all of her cousins and I love getting to know my older siblings better and having them here to look to in parenting. They are all such great parents and I am grateful for their examples.

Our good friend Janine organized a morning at one of the pumpkin patches in town and it was so fun. Maddy had a blast riding the rides and getting her own size pumpkin.

We went to our ward Trunk or Treat and Josh and some brothers and his dad did up the back of my dad's truck. It was AWESOME. Black lights, noise making rats and mummies and me handing out the candy. We won first in the decorating contest which was so fun. Maddy had a blast trick or treating with cousins that came from the Mangum side and after we all went back to the parentals house and played.

Josh's cousin Cheryl does a party at Halloween time and everyone comes dressed up. They have food, pictures and games and goodies for all the kids. It's a great time to see family we don't get to see very often. In the picture below Josh is holding Maddy and his cousin's daughter Abbi. She is such a cutie! And our not so little anymore nephew Dean who is oh so handsome!

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Yay, happy belated birthday to Maddy!! So glad to see you guys are adjusting with another baby, it takes a while! Miss you all!!