Monday, September 30, 2013

Apple Orchard!

Everything about this day started off against us.
The day before I dropped the toy laptop on my toe & about broke it. I had to take a drill bit {yeah I know, totally gross} to my toe to relieve the pressure before my toe exploded ..ok it probably wouldn't have exploded, but it freakin hurt. I woke up with a migraine that made me sick & there was crazy fog, delaying our day!
When we FINALLY got the orchard, after we got lost of course, we found out the one we picked didn't even let you pick your own apples!
So another 20 minute drive & we were at the cutest little orchard that we could pick our own apples!
 
It's never really fall, until you pick your own apples!






 

 


Kennedys friend Alayna!

Reach!


 
We sat down to cool off & Christy, snapped a few pics of the girls & I! I am never in pics, so I am grateful for these!







 

 We ended the day the apple cider freezes they had! They were a huge hit!
We will def be going back again!
The girls really enjoyed it, & so did us mommas!
Tomorrow you can find me baking, apple crisp or apple pie?!
Decisions, decisions!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

County Fair!


Gosh, I have so many posts to post! Which is a good thing, I have recently; actually longer than recently kinda been dull. But I feel like I've got my groove back. I am excited to blog again & thats what Ive been missing!

But first, lets talk about our week!
Like I said, Brandon had the whole week off! This is huge! My husband works alot. He works a hour away, so if he ever gets off on time; which never happens, he gets home pretty late. He leaves when the girls are sleeping, & getting home either when they are sleeping or right before!
We were hoping to have another day-cation. But we decided just to dive into projects around the house {more posts on that later}. It was SO great having a extra hand. It crazy just how much easier it is having that second parent around during "witching hour" at our house!
I had mentioned our fair was in town, & what a big deal it was!
It  did not disappoint! & the girls were older & enjoyed it SO much! I think we were there almost everyday, we couldn't stay away from the animal barns!

There is just something about the fair, the animals, the games, the clog my artires food.. I just love it!
I have the most fun memories as a kid at the fair, & I intend for my girls to have them too!



Even tho Brandon and I had no problem eating our faces off in greaseyness, I didn't want to fill the girls with too much that. This was the most healthy snack we could find for them, frozen chocolate bananas! & boy did they love it!

This was the first year for the girls to really be able to play games. & I swear they would make us go bankrupt at how many times they wanted to play the duck game!



Kennedys Prize!

Kensley's prize


This game Kensley wanted nothing to do with! But Kennedy on the other hand has a recent fascination with fishing, so naturally she loved it!








 Ahh, the fish game! Is any trip to the fair completely without playing the fish game?
We have one fish from last year, Nemo; God bless him. He has been kickin for year now, the longest Ive ever seen a fair first survive. Kennedy has learned to love & care the little guy. She feeds him & kisses his bowl every night before bed. 
& well, we got him a friend, Dory. I mean..obviously


Dory!
Our little town square.



One day, Brandon stayed home with Kensley & Kennedy and I went with our friends for a few hours!

Christy & Alayna!
I grew up raising goats. They always have a special place in my heart. When we move in the next 2 years; that will be our first purchase at the new house! Goats & Chickens!

Kennedy has my love for animals, & I love that goats tug a lil at her heart too.



We ate too many things were fried, spent too much far too many blow up toys that squeak & have several more stuff animals to add to our ever growing collection. 
But it was such a fun week for us all as a family.
Until next year!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Busy, Busy!

This time of year until the end of the year, we are SO busy.
Honestly, right now; I am SO thankful. It is keeping my mind off things, so even if we are trying to do a million things in one day I am not sitting at home...THINKING. 
Everyone we know has a toddler having a birthday, actually we have a birthday party every weekend til Kennedys! She is the last of the bunch!
We also have lots of fun, local things that are happening til then, not mention festive stuff like apple picking, pumpkin patch, Christmas tree hunting {oh gosh, christmas! I can't wait} We are having a pumpkin carving party too, along with Kennedys birthday; so I have lots of planning to do!

Anyway, this past weekend started all the fun madness!
First was the Johnny Appleseed Festival! We also had, ironically, Johnnys 3rd birthday party that I totally spaced pics of!
We went Saturday & Sunday so there is mix of pictures in here!
"JOHNNY APPLESEED!"


The barrel dig, the girls' dug thru the barrel to find a block & the block told you what prize you got!

 The next few pictures are of Kennedy making a candle! You walk around a circle, dipping the wick into the wax to make it bigger!


final product!!

Johnny Appleseed's grave!

 A fun hay-bail maze!


The girls watching the cloggers!

Kennedy thought this was pretty neat! "mommy, he is makin a bowl, to eat cereal!"

This was a Johnny Appleseed impersonator, he gave the girls rocks! 

Making caramel corn!

playing basket ball with fabric balls!



Brandon has the whole week off, today was his first day off; & I am still pinching myself!
Our county fair, which is a big deal around here. Kids get off school, people travel to go to it, I even remember friends in college would travel home for it! I am excited for it, but really thrilled to have my husband home!
I love this time of year! & really  can't wait to go to the pumpkin patch & start other holiday festive stuff!

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