Monday, October 20, 2008

fun fall weekend

Want to know the ingredients for our fun fall weekend? beautiful sunshine, cool temperatures, sweaters, coffee, a red wagon, pumpkins, cardboard, apples, farm animals, a scarecrow, and family! After a couple weeks of nasty colds and not much fun, we decided to make it a point to have lots of fun this weekend!

Friday evening was filled with grilled cheeses and tomato soup (a fall classic comfort food), a trip to the local produce stand to pick out some pumpkins, and a walk around the neighborhood.
Here is Anna Kate searching for the perfect pumpkin... She found one just her size!
Saturday after a lounging around all morning, we decided to go to Ross's Landing for some fun. Wheeeee! Sliding down the big hill on cardboard was so much fun! Although Anna Kate looks a little concerned upon launch, she was always smiling and clapping by the time we got to the bottom of the hill! All three of us had so much fun. After we got tired of climbing the hill over and over, we simply hung out by the riverfront and then took a walk.

She had fun trying to crawl up the hill by herself!

Goodness, she is not a baby anymore! Sometimes when I see her just taking off walking, I can't believe it!

We spent the day in Ellijay, GA on Sunday. We took off early on the coldest moring yet (42 degrees)! It is a good thing my whole family loves coffee, because a trip to Starbucks was a must this morining. After sipping on coffee (oatmeal for Anna Kate) we were nice and warm by the time we arrived. We hit up a couple of orchards and a yummy cajun resterant for lunch! It was a relaxing, enjoyable day.
I love babies in pumpkins!

me and my bro
She was too obsessed with taking her shoes off to look at the camera!

Anna Kate's buddy in the car, Chester. She thought it was hilarious that he rode with her!
Hanging out with Granna and Granddaddy.
Picking apples with daddy.
Anna Kate loved the petting farm! She laughed at the very friendly sheep, but she kept going back to the sweet baby cows! She was so gentle with them!

Notice her very appropriate shirt. ;o)

We ended the busy day on Sunday with making her very first scarecrow! I don't think it will win any beauty contests, but Anna Kate like it! That is all that matters.
Goodness I love the fall!


The Hollands said...

Wow!! How fun!! I love the fall, too!!!

Becca and Brent said...

gosh your little girl sure is growing up!! looks like you guys had a blast - i LOVE fall!!

Brittany said...

What a fun fall filled weekend. I love all the pictures. The baby cows are so cute. I will take one of those along with Wilbur as long as they both promise to stay small forever. The scarecrow is so cute. Very creative.