Today we took our little family and drove to a farm about an hour away from our house. We went there last year and LOVED it, so we had to make the effort to go again this year. And I must say…despite the fact that my car read 101′ today, it finally feels like fall!
We met up with a few other families and made it a party! The kids love getting to run around the farm and pick their own pumpkins! And I love that our cell phones didn’t work and there is no internet access. A day at the farm with no technology sounds like heaven to me!
The farm is called Riley’s and it is absolutely beautiful. We got there right when it opened to beat the heat and the crowds and it totally paid off.
The cows loved my boys…well, at first. My two oldest kept feeding them apples that had fallen on the ground. Then they tried to feed this one a stick…he didn’t like that as much as the apples so he made a loud noise to let them know…which scared my boys so they ran off!
Tractor ride was a must! This farm has it all!!
This one was attached to my hip the entire day! I wish I had a pic of his face when I told him “yes, you can have that whirly pop!” It was the sweetest, happiest little smile ever!
My skirt had pockets that I put to GOOD use today! 🙂
My Buddy was so sweet. He asked if he could pick me a flower. Of course, he went to get an orange one. But then a huge bumble bee flew right by him just after I took this photo. He squealed and ran back to me and said, “mom, you don’t REALLY need a flower that bad do you?”
My youngest loves to play a game where he has me sit down, then he’ll back up and charge at me to try to knock me over. Of course, I let him, but he has to pay me back with a kiss!!!! Best.game.ever.
There is an old colonial house that has now been turned into a restaurant. They also sell fresh baked apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies, cookies and turnovers. You can sure bet we purchased a few items over there!
The kids are learning how “they” used to get water “back then!” Now the kids are all so much more appreciative of the spout on the refrigerator door!
I think I
could should build these…to have at the house…maybe five of them…for when I need to cook dinner… 🙂
These honey sticks are nostalgic for me. I loved getting them when I was little. And now I have the joy of making the same kinds of memories for my own kids.
Even though the weather here is still super hot, today really felt like fall. Watching the kids pick pumpkins, run and play, as well as the time with friends, was just perfect. This was year #2 for this farm adventure and I’m sure there will be many more to come. I love making traditions with the kids and this one has quickly become one of my favorites.
Tell me what fall traditions you have that you love!!!