Sunday, October 18, 2009


Pumpkin time is here! Last week AK and I spent a rainy day carving a pumpkin. She had fun scraping the pumpkin "guts" out with me, although she was terrified of them when I first pulled the top of the pumpkin off. :) I did not get to take many pictures, as my hand were covered in the before mentioned "guts."Saturday we went to Mayfield farms in Athens, TN. They have a great farm, corn maze, and pumpkin patch! We definitely plan to visit again with all her little friends! We knew a cold front was coming through this weekend, but did not know it was going to be quite so chilly! Good thing I made the last minute decision to bring Anna Kate's heavier jacket. It did not get out of the 40's! Crazy for Chattanooga area in October!

I thought this giant corn was so cute! It is made from Mayfield's famous yellow milk jugs!
Looking at cows with Ya Ya, Granddad, and Daddy.
little pigs! They were freezing!
she loved this little white "pun-keen"
feeding the donkey... I was amazed at the sunflowers in the background!

it was strange to see them all so vibrant in cold weather!
silly goats!
a freezing hay ride!
picking the perfect pumpkin with daddy
she kept telling us she wanted a baby pumpkin
she found one and was so excited!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I am a sucker for fall. I love the crispness of the air, fall colors, sweaters and jackets, hot coffee and cider, soups, and fuzzy socks. I also so enjoy fall activities! Pumpkin patches, carnivals, fairs and festivals... all fun! This weekend we checked one annual October tradition off our list. We took advantage of a chilly Sunday afternoon and made a trip to Ellijay, GA. Like any good autumn road trip, it started off with lattes and macchiatos from Starbucks. Anna Kate had fun riding in Granna's car and finding cows and horses on the way. When we got to our favorite orchard, we strolled though the rows of trees. Anna Kate thought it was funny that so many apples "fall down" on the grass.

posing on the tractor with grandaddychoosing the perfect apple

ready to go for a walk with uncle brian and daddy!
in line for petting farm tickets
a baby "pun-keen"
anna kate: "I find the mommy pun-keens, mommy!"
in the orchard
feeding a goat an apple
our favorite~ a precious, snuggly, tiny baby goat!
"anna kate hold it"
a pig!
petting the mommy bunny
snuggling the baby bunnyshe was amazed at the "pig tail"
I was terrified she would touch it! eewww.
thankfully she did not.
playing with the goats.
I could not get enough of this sweet little guy!
she was a little timid with the sheep
turkeys, chickens, and roosters!
granna loved the little goat, too!

I love this tradition! What a fun day with family!