Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

Happy Halloween!

I am not a huge Halloween fan, personally, but I LOVE little kids that get dressed up! I had initially had purchased a monkey outfit for Ellyson since we were in the year of the monkey (since her birthday theme was monkeys). However, the costume was WAY too big so we were back to the drawing board. After looking a a bunch of places, we found a little ladybug costume and Big Les got it for her, and it definitely got it's wear out of it. With 2 school parties and trick or treating, Elly had a blast!

Ready to go trick or treating with Cousin Lily

Ready for her school party

We went trick or treating in Hen's neighborhood with Lily, Uncle Justin and Aunt Ali. I wasn't sure how Elly would do trick or treating but she walked right up to the houses, knocked on the door and in some case, walked right in. She was ready to make herself at home. As we went door to door, she got more comfortable with what she needed to do. When they let her take her own candy, she would take one piece, put it in her basket and then walk away. She even handed some candy out at Hen and Grampy's house when we got back home. Overall it was a great night of trick or treating. I can't wait to see what she does next year......when she is the monkey!

Ready to go Trick or Treating with Daddy

Lily Kate showing Elly how it's done

Sure I will come in the house and make myself at home

Taking her own candy

Reading her Halloween card from Gram Lene and Auntie Chrissy before we left to go Trick or Treating

The Pumpkin Patch x 2

I couldn't wait for the weather to get a bit cooler and all the pumpkin patches to open. I was so looking forward to taking Ellyson and seeing what she did with all the pumpkins.

Well I got my wish, Ellyson got to go twice to two different pumpkin patches!

The first pumpkin patch that we went to was Old Baker Farm in Hapersville, Alabama. Gram Lene and Auntie Chrissy went with us. We had planned to go but then the weather got icky that morning so we thought that it wasn't going to work out. As we were sitting around trying to decide what we wanted to do, we decided to take a chance and go anyway. Needless to say it was a great time!

Because it had been raining, it was quite muddy and a bit hot but we had a great time!
Ellyson LOVED riding the train!

Loved riding with Gram Lene!

Finding that special pumpkin

Cheesing it up with Auntie Chrissy

More walking?

Blowing kisses

We were so happy that Gram Lene, Auntie Chrissy and Big Les could come for a visit. It was a quick visit and we can't wait until the next time.

The next weekend we went to the Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden with Hen. This was definitely different from Old Baker's Farm Pumpkin Patch as the pumpkins were just placed out there verses still on the vine. I also had to torture Aaron into taking a few family pictures while were there. After all, as he says "Precious Family memories"! :-)

Riding the train with Daddy

Posing with Hen

Riding in the covered wagon after getting her pumpkin

Hot pumpkin

Let's get this one Hen
 Both pumpkin patches were so different I am not sure which one we will go back to next  year. Old Baker Farm was more like a true pumpkin patch but The Great Pumpkin Patch had better picture opportunities.

Happy Fall!