Sunday, October 17, 2010

Did I Mention I Love Fall?

Because I do. I really do. It's my favorite season by far, and not just because of pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin scones. I love the slight chill in the air on crisp, clear days, the changing leaves and harvest time. And, my favorite thing of all? Spending a day on the farm, picking pumpkins, petting animals and this year - going on rides.

It was cousin Vilia's birthday weekend so Grandma and Papa came up to spend the day.
Aunt Darla with her biggest fan.
Isabelle, Vilia and Madeleine
Madeleine thought the giant inflatable scarecrow was delightful!
Vilia loved her first day on the farm too!

Isabelle was pretty proud to be holding her little sister on the canoe ride.

A train ride is always exciting!...
...but Maddy loved petting the rabbits even more.
One of Isabelle's favorite things was driving everyone around on the antique car track.

Even Maddy took a turn.
Anyone up for flying pumpkins?!

Pony rides too!

We usually pluck our pumpkins straight from the vine but there was so much to do at Remlinger Farms we were kind of tuckered out and opted for selecting from the pile.
Then it was time to go home and finish decorating our porch. What a great day!
A few days later we decided a batch of caramel corn was in order.
Yummm is all I can say!
After a full day of raking and playing in leaves...

...the girls settled down for a taste of that caramel corn. (Except that Maddy actually had animal crackers since she still only has 12 teeth. She didn't care though - a treat's a treat!)
We even had enough caramel corn left over to make treat bags for Isabelle's teacher and bus driver and Madeleine's daycare provider. How fun!
Now, I just have to get busy baking some pumpkin bread!


shauna said...

Next year I'm going to that pumpkin patch... how fun! Are these sunny Fall days great?!

marlyse.t said...

LOVE your cute family and appreciate you letting see all the fun you are having raising those two darling girls :)

The B Family said...

Wow--making caramel corn at home has never even crossed my mind. Looks delish! What fun fall traditions! And your girls are adorable as always!