Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin Time!!

Well, it's that time of year again - the marathon of "holidays" that seem to start mid-October and keep us running all the way to the new year. The kids were so, so excited to check out a new place to find our pumpkins and fall decorations. A couple of places were recommended to us, so we grabbed our friend Brandy (I joke that she's the kids' serogate dad - she's great for extra support during those "special" moments Matt can't be there for) and headed to a pumpkin patch 25 minutes away. .......2 1/2 hours later we finally arrived! The silly thing about Grand Rapids (among many) is that they have hundreds of streets that break off and pick up somewhere else on the opposite end of the city. So once we figured out just which branch of this one road we needed, we were set to go! The kids had a great time riding in the wagon, picking out their perfect pumpkins, and checking out all of the great stuff for the house. Apparently Michigan is famous for their apple orchards and so it seems that everywhere we go there are free cider donuts and apple cider. The kid really enjoyed munching their treats all the (much shorter) way home. Caleb decided that he should have a turn at the camera, so I'm including some of his better shots :-)

Caleb with the camera

The girls and our friend Brandie

"It's The Great Pumpkin!"

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