09 October 2011

October Outing

Today we headed out to a farm about an hour and a half away from home for a nice family get together. We met up with my parents, sister Brittany, her two children Sienna and Bridget (ages five and two and a half), sister Courtney, her boys Drew and Colin (ages eight and four) and her fiancee Derek. There was a hay maze that the kids loved running through and climbing all over, animals to pet, a haunted house (which we didn't do unfortunately), and we went on our first hay ride where we picked pumpkins and apples. (Okay, we didn't so much pick the apples as we did pick them out because they just had them in a wooden crate for us to take.) It was a good time, new experience and a lot of fun. I do wish it would have been cooler and felt more like fall (it was 80 degrees) to add to the theme of the festivities and keep us all from sweating but oh well. My niece Bridget really loves Matt and followed him around everywhere. When it was time to go, her mom tried to get her down from this tractor she was sitting on and Bridget started to throw a fit and told her no. Matt comes over and puts his arms out and she not only willingly goes to him but she does it with a smile on her face! Seeing them interact together really makes me look forward to the way things will be with our own little girl- minus the temper tantrums. After the farm we went out to dinner and then went shopping at the Dollar Store. I know that sounds weird but it was right next to the restaurant and I love cheap shit so thought we should at least browse and made everyone tag along. Like my husband said, this should be a yearly event for us. It's always nice to spend time with them. Even though we live in the same city, everyone has their own thing going on and we don't do things together as often as we should. I guess that's a good thing though because sometimes they drive me nuts and it makes me appreciate when we are together. It's crazy to think that we'll have an addition to the family in just a few more weeks! I am so looking forward to it all.

Matt and Bridget in the maze
Sienna, already posing like a diva

Hay ride time!
On our way to the pumpkin patch

It's damn near impossible to get a picture of the two of them looking happy in the same frame
Little pumpkin for tiny hands
Apple "picking"
Apple eating
Mine and Matt's pumpkins
Ride back
She looks kind of like she's trying to escape but she was just chilling
Little goat
Little cow
Big mama (see how much my belly button sticks out?!)
Nice horse

Driving the tractor

12 Thoughts :

The Presutti's October 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

Looks like you had a great time!!!! You look so cute!!!

Megan October 10, 2011 at 5:51 PM  

This looks just like my day on Saturday. We went to the pumpkin patch too. Although, once I got there, on the hayride, to the pumpkins with 2 kids and pregnant...I decided it probably wasn't such a great idea, haha. But we had fun.

And I love that picture of you, belly button sticking out and all. :)

Kristin October 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

Looks like fun! We hope to go to a farm this weekend. Oh and I love the Dollar Tree, my hubby thinks I am weird but find some great deals there!

Courtney B October 10, 2011 at 10:45 PM  

How FUN!! I've never been to a pumpkin patch.. crazy right??
And you are looking SO adorable! :)

marie October 11, 2011 at 12:35 AM  

My kids LOVE the dollar store. I kind of hate it though because the toys always fall apart the same day. But I do love the cheap Halloween hat and witch nose Emry got there for her costume today.

The pumpkin patch is such a great backdrop for pictures. Looks like you all had fun.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} October 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

Sooo you have the most LOVELY family! I love fun times at the pumpkin patch! :)

You look GORGEOUS!

Mrs. Pancakes October 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

your daughter is soo pretty!

Holly October 12, 2011 at 4:00 AM  

Looks like fun! I love the horse, and the calf!

Anonymous October 12, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

Looks like so much fun!
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mary October 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM  

Sean you look fantastic in your blue dress!!! I love those farm days filled with pumpkins and apples and happiness! HOoray! hope you are feeling great! xox!

P! October 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM  

Holy crap!! That first picture has to be like the sweetest thing in the entire world... does that not just make you want to scoop your baby out now?! Wow. Freaking adorable family. Sounds like my idea of an amazing day... fall activities AND cheap shit?! How can you resist??

Minta's Creations October 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM  

Beautiful pictures..Just became a new follower..Would love a follow back.