Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekend Recap

Although it is officially Fall here it sure doesn't feel like it. Maybe I have said this before but these temps are throwing me off. Up here in the Pacific Northwest it rains...quite a bit. With that said we have not had rain in so long!! Like, record breaking long streaks. Also, the temps have been in the 70s which is pretty much unheard of around here for this time of year. I have to keep reminding myself that it is October. With that said, it has been so much fun going to the pumpkin patches and corn mazes and not having to completely bundle up. :)

We checked a few things off of our bucket list this past weekend and had so much fun doing so!

Our county (which is lovingly referred to as "the Valley", since we are nestled among the foothills of the Cascade Mountains) hosts an annual Festival Of Family Farms. Basically family owned and operated farms open up to the public and put on lots of fun events. It runs two days and there are around 20 types of farms that participate. Some are dairy farms, shellfish farms, Llama farms, pony farms, pumpkin patches, apple orchards, wineries and berry farms. Since the kids are so young and Kendra still naps we have to plan our trips according to her schedule. We only made it to two farms, but it was so fun!

Jaxson led us in and out of the corn maze. He was running so fast I could hardly keep up!


Checking out the Koi

The  only place she wanted to be. :)

Of course she wouldn't look at the camera

visiting some chickens

One of the farms had a cool playground called recycle junction. All the toys were made from old recycled materials.

Kendra was pretty possessive of "her" boat.

Slide time!

I climbed the tire boots with heels.

Hayride time

Why won't my children ever look at the camera?!

We got to go on a hayride, pick some apples, visit a haunted room, run through the corn maze and visit lots of animals. It was a wonderful family day and much needed.

What did you go?


  1. What an awesome weekend you all had!! Yay for great weather - it's so funny, it was cooler here...yesterday was in the 50's and this week our nights are going to be in the 40's. Jaxon and Kendra look like their having tons of fun! I love your outfit and that you climbed in boots! Ahh, I need to go boot shopping! I know I've said this before, but your photos always make me even more excited to have children - you are such awesome parents and Jaxon and Kendra are so lucky to have you both! Wishing you a great week ahead with more chances to cross of an item or two on your bucket list! Xoxox
    Lots of love

  2. What a great weekend!! I adore the picture of you with your kids, even if they aren't looking at the camera. You are looking good!! :) Glad it was such a good time!

  3. The weather has just been amazing!

    I saw these photos on Instagram- looked like a perfect fall family fun day! I am partial to the photo of you peeking around the corn stalk - sooo cute!! :)

  4. so much fun! love the pumpkin patch with kids-makes it so much better! :)

  5. That seems like so much fun! So glad you got to enjoy the weather and didn't have to bundle up!

  6. Such good quality family got some cute pics too :)