*Monkey refusing to have his picture taken...can you even see him? Head to toe orange (his favorite color) had him lookin' like a little punkin!
On Saturday, my Mama, the babes and I took a day trip to the mountains to get our pumpkins. Yes, there are plenty of pumpkin patches a lot closer, but it just isn't the same. The day was wonderful...the 2 hour drive went by quickly with Bug napping the whole way and my Monkey entertained with the beautiful colors of the changing leaves and the mountains in the distance. The temperature continued to drop as we climbed the mountain and as we made our stop at the pumpkin patch we were greeted with the first snow flurries of the season. Yes, in fall, not winter. We quickly picked out our pumpkins (I selected two for the Bug because I'm not sure which she'll be able to fit into) and Monkey picked out two for himself.
We then did a little scenic driving before we went to lunch at a Japanese restaurant. And here's where I killed my Monkey's desire to be a fire fighter for Halloween. He got a bit scared when the chef lit a fire on the grill, and smart Mommy tried to comfort him by reminding him that he was going to be a fire fighter for Halloween and that the chef knew how to safely make the fire,so there was no reason to be scared. Well, he fixed that right up for me by declaring that he would NOT be a fire fighter; he'd rather be scared of the fire. He now desires to be a Buzzy Bee...great. We don't have a Buzzy Bee costume in our dress up clothes, so I guess I'll have to find a way to make a Buzzy Bee.
We ended our trip by getting some mountain apples and then a trip to Kilwins where my Mama and Monkey ate icecream (yes in snowy weather). I opted for one of their monsterous caramel apples covered with pecans and chocolate. It was heavenly! A great fall day!