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Fall Fun

Today was the perfect fall day. I have to admit I was sad to be missing my first October race, but we definitely made up for it. How can you not have fun with a day like this?

Pumpkin cart

The boys and I go pumpkin picking every year. Dane was six days old the first time he went! We weren’t sure when we were going to fit it in this year until today opened up.

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I usually send the boys into the corn maze with friends. Today I went with them and it was actually a lot of fun.


This one had a treasure hunting theme. We were searching for gold.



Of course we had to go on the hayride too.



Today was the boys’ cousin’s birthday party too. He was a cowboy for a day. :)


The boys had fun riding the horses.


These boys are so cute. I think my brother should be a cowboy when he grows up. 😉


It was a great day with family.



So, I am wondering, do you go pumpkin picking in the fall?

Hay Day

This Saturday was our Hayday.  Well, heyday for our soccer team.  The Red Dragons certainly are enjoying a lot of success this season!  Still undefeated and we had a very fun game.  We have such a great group of kids on our team and they share a wonderful team dynamic.  One game left (the game that was rained out will not be rescheduled).  I wonder if we can make it to an undefeated season?  We will miss these guys when the season is over!

The rest of Saturday was literally a hay day.

hay throw 1We spent the day at the annual Fall Harvest Wine Festival at the lake in our town.  We were with our great friends and had so much fun.  These kids (and us moms) have been friends forever.  Since before the little one was born, actually!  This is the scarecrow making station, but the kids found an alternate use for it.

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Of course Eileen and I didn’t make a clean getaway.  Let me tell you, hay is not that comfortable once it gets under your clothes!  Thankfully there was wine to distract us.  The kids were not bothered by it though.  Next they were on to the miniature corn maze.

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They are getting so big!  I truly can’t believe it some days.  After they were done with the hay and had played all of the games they headed to the beach to roll around in the sand.  Literally.  But why not?  They were already coated in hay!


Saturday night we took a road trip to another annual fall tradition – the nighttime hay ride at Butterhof’s Farm with the Scouts.  You guessed it –  more hay!  This farm actually has a giant hay pit where the kids are allowed to throw hay for as long as they want.  It was raining a bit, but the kids didn’t mind.  This year they built a hay fort.100_1461

The hayride is so nice at night.  It is not a haunted hayride – just a relaxing trip through the fields of the farm.  Usually you can lay back and watch the stars.


There is a corn maze at this farm too.  I abstained.  It’s a good thing we usually go to the farm with friends or the boys would totally miss out on all of the mazes!  Last year my friends reminded me why I skip the corn maze.  A large group (including the boys!) went into the dark corn maze only to emerge more than an hour later after the owner went in to rescue them!  They were lost in the maze in the dark!  Cell phones were ringing all over the farm during that hour, let me tell you!  But this year it was a bit easier, with a map and a scavenger hunt.

Dessert was smores by the bonfire and apple cider.  :)  Dane decided to experiment with his smores technique this time and toast the graham cracker as well.


It was a great day.

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So, I am wondering, what is your favorite fall food?



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