Tuesday, November 1, 2011

If you fall, say you'll fall for me. When autumn leaves are fallin' from the trees.

I aspire to be that kind of person who really gets into each holiday and season. Who adds little decorations inside and/or out that represent the time of year. I vowed that 2012 was my year! that I would have cute little activities for Q and I to do, places to see, and crafts to make. But this year we did do some fun things..maybe as a little beginning to what will hopefully happen in the future.

1. Pumpkins.
I already showed you my little crafty pumpkins, but now it was Q's turn. I like the look of carved pumpkins but have always been too grossed out with the cleaning and carving process to really commit to it. So we continued our tradition of painting.coloring pumpkins again this year. Q had picked out three little pumpkins when we were at the craft store one day and so I let her paint those.

Afterwards, I added some googly eyes.
Then Q colored her little pumpkin that she picked on her own at the pumpkin patch (more on that below)

She filled up that entire thing with marker, and I added googly eyes to that one as well. She loved them so much, she refused to even let me put them outside.

2. Pumpkin patch.
For Q's second field trip we headed to Hee Haw's in American Fork. It was my first adventure to a pumpkin patch, and it was super fun. This place had a large slide that they kids rode down on sacks. a little corn maze. a hay ride. a large maze (which we didn't go in. I don't like mazes). a pumpkin patch. a petting zoo. cutouts. and swings made from tires that looked like horses. Q quite enjoyed herself, and since Kimmie and Elsie came with us it was the perfect day!
Q's preschool class. They have school sweatshirts, which I think is so funny. 

Q wasn't so sure about the slide. But she went once and didn't cry.

Elsie didn't want to go down by herself, so she made a new friend.

lil' sebastian

I hope I pass down to Q my love of pictures in cut outs. 

 petting and feeding the pigs.

ooohhhh scary.

they had these huge pumpkins that were just screaming for a photo op.

the kid corn maze

True story: Q walked right up to this goat and said, "hey goat, how are you doing today". For anyone who is familiar with Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg talks to animals" sketch on SNL this should make you smile.

3. Witchfest.
Kim, Elsie, Q, and I joined our good friend Janice Woodruff up in West Jordan at Gardner Village for Witchfest. GardnerVillage is this cute little shopping area built from old houses. It's super cute. During the fall season they have a celebration of Witchfest which included, activites and parties. They have tons of Witches set up throughout the village, and you can even print out a scavenger hunt and try to find all the witches (of course we did this). They have face painting, food, treats, and cool looking witch outfits walking around. They also have a celebration called "witched night out" that runs one weekend in the evening that I will for sure be dressing up for and participating in next year (along with Kim, Janice, and who else wants to join us)

 It was a super fun day, and a great time with Janice! Starting November 18 the village is filled with christmas elves (instead of witches), so you know I'll be heading up again to hit up that bakery and sweet shop and of course, get my scavenger hunt on.


dirty>south said...

hahahah Lil Sebastian is everywhere. Elsie's Mike Tyson tattoo rules.

Kimmy said...

Haha! It took me a second to get the tattoo reference.

I totally want to dress up next year!

Samantha said...

My only problem with doing any fun activity is that it then sets a precedent and my kids always expect me to do those fun things. haha debbie downer over here. I love the idea of a witchfest though. And I loved all the tv references.