Sunday, October 3, 2010


Thursday was 80s day at Alyssa's school. Wednesday night we decided to put something together & I think she looked totally 80s to me. We searched the house over & we could not find ONE pair of socks that she could wear over her pants, we have no high tops or any shoes that fit the part so she went with flip flops.
Bryce Holmes visited the school & the girls thought that was pretty awesome.

Ashlynn drags this backpack around everywhere. She loves playing school during the day. I love it until she decides she's done & just starts spilling water, painting the table & ripping up the coloring book. GREAT FUN!
The way this place was decorated was so awesome. I defiantly want it to be a new family tradition every year. I love this picture of the fall colored trees & pumpkins. I LOVE Fall, the bright colors, the blooming Mums in everyones yards, the crisp air, the yummy pumpkin food, the glistening cool mornings when the birds are chirping, the cool evening walks when your all bundled up & the stars are super bright. It's a magical time of the year when excitement seems to fill the air!
1st thing we did was buy bags of food to feed the goats.
You can go out in the field & pick your own pumpkin that is cool but they are wayyyy overpriced in my opinion. For us it would be a day just to enjoy the activities and buy our pumpkins at the grocery store. The kids were determined we should buy at least one so this is our $8 dollar pumpkin. Purchasing it gave us the wagon to pull Ashlynn into the car so that I didn't have to carry her a million miles to the car so that was worth 8 dollars!

Feeding the goats was fun. Ash mostly watched the boys & squealed with excitement it was pretty cute.
The wagon ride out to the corn maze was beautiful. They have beautiful flower gardens. It was a perfect day to go the air had that perfect feeling of fall. It has been super warm here however so I didn't think to look at the weather & dress my kiddos a little warmer. They didn't complain but it was chilly for shorts. Most people had boots & warm clothes on.
You can tell looking at all the faces they are freezing. Britton said before we left I should put some warmer clothes on. I replied it looks beautiful outside you will be fine. WOOPS!
I think this was the boys most favorite part.
In the corn maze Ash just stopped all of the sudden & starred at this stalk of corn for a long time then as she walked away she just kept starring it down. I am not sure what about it had her mesmerized but it was cute to watch.

I love this picture. The kids staying together holding hands lasted about 2 steps into the corn maze then the boys took of & we didn't really see them much until the end.
Ashlynn HATED the corn pit. I am not sure why she loves the sand box but something about the corn was not normal to her & she wanted NOOOO part of it.
Alyssa was enjoying trying to get her to like it.
It entertained the other kids for ever. They all took turns filling each others shirts. It was pretty funny. This pit was in a barn & I went to sit on the bench & as I looked up I noticed cob webs, behind the bench was a huge cobweb & a spider. I am all for decorating but not with REAL STUFF. As I was standing watching my kids this lady went to sit & I didn't mean to do this but just out of my terrible fear of spiders I put my hand behind her & said firmly "Oh you don't sit here". She looked at me like I was crazy (She would be correct). I pointed out the spider & she just had this perplexed look & I thought Lori you have lost your mind. I simply replied "but if you like spiders you can sit here." Then I thought that was a dumb thing to say, I quickly told my kids lets go & hoped I would not run into her again.
Don't eat corn. It causes MAJOR bloating!

The kids had a blast in the play area. Where they have these big hay things to play on
Teeter toters, they also had horse swings, HUGE tire swings, little tractors to ride, slides & tons more. The food was good the gift shop I would have loved to spend a fortune in but restrained myself. Britton loved this place & is in hardly none of the pictures due to his inability to stand still. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I can't wait to go next year with J.D. I really miss him on days like today. ONLY 27 days to go!


  1. I love Howell's I thought about going yesterday as well. but wasn't feeling all the entergetic!

  2. That place looks rad! i can't wait to go next year. only problem is the woman of my dreams is missing from all of those pictures. i can't wait to see you guys again.

  3. So fun! I bet you can't wait for October to end!

  4. love your posts and pics! Alyssa - love your 80s outfit. Very RAD! looks like the pumpkin patch was so fun! I miss you guys. Love ya tons! p.s. I just read JD's comment and he is still using the word RAD from the 80's! ha ha.