Halloween 2014

This is the first Halloween we went trick-or-treating with Arianna. We dressed her up in her Tinkerbell costume from Disney that still fit! She did so well walking to all the houses and ringing the bell. Surprisingly she only walked into one person’s house. A few people with masks scared her, but thankfully there were many houses with puppies to distract her. All-in-all it was a great night. Now there is plenty of candy for Jess and I to eat.

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Pumpkin Carving

It’s that time of the year again to carve some pumpkins! After our trip to Kessman Farms with Alyssa we came home and carved up our first round of pumpkins. Starting early this year to make up for not doing anything last year. This is Jess’ favorite time of year and she’s done a great job sprucing up the house for the holiday. Arianna got to decorate her first pumpkin this year too. She did a lovely job on her cute white pumpkin!

Pumpkin Picking

Today we went pumpkin picking with Alyssa. We took a ride over to Kessman Farms out near Alyssa’s house. Arianna actually liked the hay ride and running around practically touching every pumpkin or “apple” as she called them. Besides the few terrible twos screaming fits it was actually a really good day. They had a small petting zoo and hay maze that was just Arianna’s size. For a while we didn’t think she would ever leave the maze. We picked some good pumpkins and had some cider donuts, then headed back home to start the carving.

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Apple Picking

I took the day off Friday to spend some quality time with my ladies. We took a trip down to Fishkill Farms for some excellent apple picking. We went last year and Arianna seemed to love it, so we figured it would be ever better this year now that she was older. Oh boy was it fun with her this year! As soon as we got there she kept saying “apple!” and ran right over to a low hanging tree, picked one off, and bit right into it. Best part of the day was when she found one really small and low and ate it while still attached to the tree. I can’t get enough of this kid sometimes, she cracks me up. We had a lovely day and then came home and made some pies. Time to make some more to go with football tomorrow.

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