Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Fun

We had a great time at the Pumpkin Patch last weekend!  This pumpkin patch reminds me of Edward's Apple Orchard where there is a lot for the kids to do instead of just doing the one thing you went there for.  We walked over tractor wheels, went down slides, went through tunnels, rode mini tractors, went on a hayride and picked out pumpkins.  Now this will be a yearly trip we go on in the Fall!  They even have kid and adult corn mazes so that might be something we do one of these years.

We carved our pumpkins this weekend.  Hayden didn't want anything to do with the pumpkin's insides but Lyla was digging right in, taking out all the seeds.  I'm excited to see the girls trick or treat this year, as I think Hayden will get a kick out of following Lyla around, getting candy at everyone's house.  I will keep you updated in the next post!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

We continue to keep busy with many things to do and not long enough weekends.  This afternoon we are on our way to a pumpkin patch and corn maze so hopefully the girls have a good time!

Badger girls

The girls and I had fun last Friday making leaf piles to jump in.  Hayden wasn't too sure what we were up to but Lyla wasn't afraid to pick her up and have her jump in with her!

Action shot
Hayden cracks us up on where she decides to crawl into.  What a happy girl!
Hayden's new thing is this lovely smile!  I put the camera up and say smile and this is what I get!  Too funny.

I had to also show this picture of Hayden.  I was taking a picture of the girl's toys finally organized and Hayden turned around and gave me this smile! Gotta love it!

Devils Lake Weekend

We had another great weekend with family and friends at Devil's Lake this year. We missed a couple key players this trip, aka my cousin Jody and her family, but we still kept busy and had a great time. This year it was pretty cold but we managed to stay warm in our winter jackets, campfires and going on hikes!

Hiking with the Knox's, Heaton's and Brown's.

We had beautiful colors this year and I think we made it right at peak.
The kids also had a good time playing at the playground right in the campground.  The sisters loved going down the slide together!

This year with it being so cold, a family friend decided to rent a pavilion where we could play and stay warm during the day.  We have such a big group who comes and we are so spread out in the campground, it's hard to see everyone.  The kids played and did crafts and the adults played cards and we even had our potluck dinner.

Kristi Rae and me
All bundled up
The kids had a great time chasing each other and this was the best picture I managed to get to get at least 4 of them (Colin, Clay, Lyla and Bryce)
Leaf pile!
Sitting on daddy's shoulders...gotta love that smile
The crew
Way up high!
Best buddies...Lyla with cousin Colin
Matt, Lyla, Colin, Ella, Megan, Taylor (under the blanket), Brett and Hayden (sleeping away on his back)!

This weekend always goes by way to quickly but it's something all of us looks forward to every year.