Although my recent posts might suggest otherwise, we ARE actually enjoying the bounties of the fall season!
Black Island Farms with the Kids
Ginormous tire obstacle course
All aboard the 'moo' train.
time with mom
time with dad
and paint ball shots.
And this little Jedi ended up walking out of the place with his own complimentary lightsaber. After begging us and begging us to buy him a 'blue lifesaver', we told him no, but that we would ask the lady how much they were and then he could save up his money and come back and get one.
Beckham walked up to the nice lady working the lightsaber booth and said quietly and sheepishly with puppy dog eyes to her, "Can I just have one?" Guess who walked out of there with a new lightsaber? She said she just wanted to give him one because he was so 'stinkin cute'. Sly little devil. When we got to the car he said to me, "See, I told you so!"
May the force be with you, Becks.
Internet craft find:
On Monday it was my turn to host playgroup for four 2-3 year olds and this little craft was a hit. Put the glove on and move the fingers to see their spider come alive! ok - so don't try this with the kids themselves - hot glue guns and 3 year olds don't mix. But they can at least pick out the pom pom colors.
Want a warm, yummy, pumpkinny treat to start your day? We made these this morning before the kids headed off to school. Delish.
**We also added a few dark chocolate chips to them.....ya know, for the antioxidants of course.
The recipe comes from a cooking blog I came across - "Pinch My Salt". It also has other pumpkin recipes that look quite good and that are on my futures list.
And finally, here is the short list of things we HAVEN'T done yet this fall:
raked up the leaves, prune the trees and bushes, cut back all the perennials, finished all of the unfinished projects that are the rooms of my house, picked the grapes, organize this and organize that, and countless other tasks that I'm sure I should get done but won't realize it until the snow hits and it's too late. Oh well.