Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Fall Fest and Preparing for Rosewood

1. Haley getting an elephant on her cheek 2. The obstacle course
3. Connor's first hayride 4. Leaves

This past weekend, the cold weather took a little vacation and the temps were in the 70's. I didn't want to waste what I was sure would be our last warm days in PA before winter rolls in, so a neighbor and I took our kids to a local fall festival. 

There were some indoor activities like crafting, cider tasting, and an indoor obstacle course that the kids all loved. There was also a beanbag toss where you could get candy if you made it in. Connor decided to bypass the game portion and went straight for the candy. Of course he won them over immediately and got his hands on several suckers. It's kinda hard to resist his little squishy face in front of you when he stands there begging, "Tandy?" over and over. And over. In other related news, our 8 1/2 pounds of Halloween candy is almost gone. Yeah, he hasn't been deprived of tandy at all.
5. Checking out the scarecrow 6. Silliness with friends
7. Enjoying a juice box on the hayride 8. Mastering the hay maze

Outside, we took the kids on their first hay ride. They both loved it, and I enjoyed watching how excited they were to wave at all the people as we passed by. It's wonderful observing these little moments in my kids' life and remembering how magical everything is at their age, even if it's just a hay ride to me.
9. Being a fire fighter! 10. Connor in the "big truck"
11. Trying to figure out how to work the horn 12. Future fire fighter?

We wrapped up our visit by checking out the big fire trucks and construction vehicles they had on display. Connor's just recently gotten into trucks, so he was overjoyed to be able to climb into them and press all of the buttons that we never let him touch. He figured out how to honk the horn on one of the trucks and it made his day.

All in all, it was the perfect way to celebrate the end of the warm days. Now, we're ready for snow!

Check out what we shared this week:

                           Harvest Napkin Rings                                       Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
Also if you're in the Mt. Lebanon area of Pittsburgh, be sure to come check out the Holiday Preview Party at Rosewood tonight! It's going to be a fun night of shopping, crafting and socializing. If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen a little sneak peek of the trees we'll be making with all of the guests:

Shannon and I had a lot of fun making these together this past week, and we can't wait to show you how you can transform a few household materials into cute little Christmas trees for your holiday decor. We hope to see you there!


  1. How fun!! Have a blast at wish Williamsburg was closer to the "other burg" ;) Those trees are awesome!

  2. Aww that fall festival looked like a blast! Can't wait to learn how to make your Christmas trees :)



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