Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

The first two weekends in October have been filled with fall-themed escapades for Violet and Cousin Lydia. First, our annual trip to Minnesota Harvest (Called Sponsel's back when I was a kid) for apples and petting zoos! It was fun to hang out and eat apple pie, but it was soooo cold no one wanted to pick apples! We decided to hit up the petting zoo, only to find they had moved it from the picturesque barn to a dirty penned in slope- and they charge money for it now! Oh well, I guess the economy is equally as bad for miniature goats and llamas. Gotta pay for that hay somehow!

Last weekend was equally as frigid, but we braved an outing to Anoka County Farms to pick pumpkins. Although small, this place was really fun, and I can't wait to go back next year when the girls are a little older. They had free pumpkin bowling and a pumpkin painting area, as well as cute displays and halloween cartoons! The bonfires and the large indoor area helped with it being so cold!

On Sunday the girls braved the cold again and we planted dafodil bulbs (Violet and Mike's birth flower)- just in time too, cause on Monday it snowed!
We carved pumpkins that night and made roasted pumpkin seeds, then Violet took her little pumpkins to daycare to share with her friends! She loved to pick each one up and move them from room to room!

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