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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thanksgiving and Pumpkin Patch Preschoolers.

Okay, so I realize Thanksgiving was a couple weeks ago but ... I've got 3 little kids! What can I say, life gets away from me sometimes!! :) We went out to Chilliwack and had our turkey dinner with 2 of my 4 brothers and their familes plus Ammee and Poppa (Grandma and Grandpa Graham.) There were even extra kids present so as per usual, chaos and noise were the name of the game!

Here are some pictures ...
The adults enjoying a rare calm moment to chat, drink wine and snack on appies.

Poppa took his carving duties very seriously! Yummy turkey as always Ammee!!!

The kids table.

The adults table.

Couldn't resist adding this cute one of LC - she'd seen the cupcakes when we first arrived and pretty much didn't eat any turkey dinner in anticipation of dessert. Yup, she's a clever one!!

A group shot of the kids and their new Hallowe'en candy neclaces - the jack-o-lanterns have a little flashing light in them. They were cute and the kids enjoyed eating them but we did find one flaw ...

... they left a coloured ring behind! LOL! This is the back of Paige's neck!

Last Monday Greg got to take Paige and LC to Richmond Country Farms for Paige's Preschool Pumpkin Patch field trip. Phew! Say that 5 times fast!! I got to go to the dentist and be tortured for 90 minutes! Joy!
Here are some shots from the trip ...

Richmond Country Farms has a GREAT pumpkin patch experience. And I say experience because it really is just that. It starts with a wagon ride (behind a tractor) where you get to sit on hay bales and sing along with your guide. Here is Paige ...

... and again with attitude!!! LOL!
The wagon drives through fields, past a "haunted house" and ends up at the pumpkin patch where you are greeted by the Pumpkin Princess. Greg didn't take any pictures of any of that though. Oh well.

LC in the pumpkins pointing out an airplane.

Greg said Paige took off to the opposite side of the patch from him so either she's getting a headstart on her teen years (that would fit with how Marley's been acting lately, sigh!) and wanted to be as far from her Dad as possible, or she figured she could wrangle a pumpkin into her bag all by herself! Why is it that we worry and fret about raising strong, independent children that will be functional adults one day and then when they prove their independence by fleeing to the other side of field we sigh and shake our heads?!

LC picking her pumpkin.

The preschool crew.

They also have a (small) corn maze there. To me it looks like LC is plotting how best to get lost! Little imp!!

Which way Kari?

After the wagon ride back to the starting area, each child is given an apple. We also brought snacks so the kids chowed down while listening to some live music. I think there was a Corn on the Cob and a Pumpkin in the band!

Well, there you have it. Some Fall themed things. Hallowe'en is a week away and since nephew Griffin's birthday is just before Hallowe'en we will once again be hosting the Day Family Birthday/Trick or Treating Party!! Stay tuned for that post - should be full of kiddie costumed goodness!!
I'm also excited to work on my October layout for my Project 12. After finishing my September layout and before packing away all my materials, I started putting together part of the layout. I've got a lot of fall themed papers etc so am looking forward to finally using them! Hopefully since the layout is half-way put together already, it won't take that long to finish and I'll get it posted well before the deadline. We'll see!

Until then, enjoy your fall where ever you are!

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