Thursday, October 18, 2012

Speaking of Fall...

Though you would never know it by the 90 degree weather we have been having, we are officially into Fall.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  What's not to love about Fall??
  • Cooler weather!  At least theoretically...  Hey - it's not 100 anymore.  And we did have those 2 days where I had to find pants for the boys instead of shorts!  :)
  • New tv shows - finally something to watch on tivo!  No more reruns!  "Go On", anyone?  Loved March Sadness and died over the Google Car.  "Last Resort" looks promising as well.
  • College football - How about those 18th ranked Aggies at 5-1!! I am not sure I can take many more games like the game at Old Miss week before last though.  Particularly as we were at BW3's watching both the A&M game and the Texas & WVa game that were both down to the wire.
  • Caramel apples.  Ooey, gooey, carmel, chocolate, peanut butter chip monstrosities. 
  • Halloween - the books, the movies, parties, carving pumpkins, costumes!  And of course the race against the clock to visit as many pumpkin patches and corn mazes as humanly possible.  :)
Speaking of which... we made it out to our companies Fall Festival at the Oil Ranch this past weekend.  Not that I remembered my camera of course.... so all pictures here courtesy of Kevin.  :)

The boys loved all the baby pumpkins and had a competition to see who could find the smallest baby pumpkin in the patch.

Afterwards we ran into some of the kids from the boy's school and rode the hayride out to the cow pasture to feed the cows with them.

Or more accurately throw the food down on the ground and get as far as humanly possible away from the cows the second they got in our general vicinity and the driver told us they slobbered.

Not that there was far to get.  Especially when that whole head and more came under the bar and right on top of your toes.  In flip flops... Nibble, nibble.... :)

Afterward we played on the playground for a while and then rode the train with some friends from the boys' OLD school.  Ryan for no apparent reason freaked out and screamed the entire ride.

Kevin gave up trying to calm him down and fantasized about being out there fishing instead of being on a moving train with a kid screaming in his ear.  :)

Of course we had to check out everything  - including the bounce houses.

And putt-putt course.  Ryan LOVED it!  And did surprisingly well!  We are definitely going to have to take him again some day.

We also raced through the maze to find all the flags.  Ryan beat me out by a hair. :)

And then checked out the tee pee and moved onto the kamikaze climbing poles and bean bag swings.

Having had about as much excitement as we could handle we met up with some friends, enjoyed some BBQ, and then let the kids play in the sand until it was practically pitch black and we finally had to take a hint.  :)

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