(I know, I'm a few .. weeks .. late)
Without fail, Autumn is my most favorite time of year - Granted, I love boating, so Summer is right up there, and Spring is when the flowers wake up and things are all new again ... plus, Winter is a great time for Kids to be, well, Kids, so that makes Winter important too ... but for an assortment of reasons ... apple picking, pumpkin carving, baking, breaking out the crock pot, flannel blankets, warmer pajamas, the smell of the heat coming on for the first time, Thanksgiving (my favorite) - and of course, Emi's favorite - Halloween. And there are more. Many, many more.
This weekend, we're planning on participating in a corn maze - again. We had so much fun the first time we went, that it's becoming something we look forward to doing each fall .. this will be the second year (we missed last year because Mike had to work so much) we actually take part, we also get to take a tractor pulled hay ride out to a pumpkin patch, and choose a pumpkin for Emily to "carve" - except this year, I found these face pieces that Emily can just - push in, through the pumpkin's skin/flesh - whatever. I can't wait for her to get to use them, and I promise there will be pictures.
For now, here are some pictures from this past weekend - Mike's Aunt hosted a second "annual" Octoberfest at her house, and Emi played some games.
Having daddy clean out and carve up her pumpkin
Writing her name, AND drawing ears.
Asking "Uncle" Nick (really my husbands cousin) to be her partner in the "sack race".
Sack Race!! :) She had the best time
Eat the donut off the string, without using your hands - "Uncle" Nick Helped :)
Pinata!!! She has a fierce swing!
Emily and her Finished Pumpkin
All the Pumpkins all lit up <3
Yep, I love this time of year.