Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Fun

Granddaddy and Grammy go camping every year about an hour and a half from our house. Always around the third weekend in October. Last year, we didn't get to go. The year before that, B was a newborn, so we only drove over for the evening to do smores with the grandparents.

This year, we were able to go for one night. Except, since L has a yucky cold, we decided it was best that we didn't actually camp. We got a hotel room at the only hotel that had any time I will plan better because let's just say it wasn't the cleanest place I've ever stayed.

The kids and I drove down after school on Friday and for a couple of reasons -- 1)I missed a turn. 2) Yahoo maps needs help with it's directions to some places-- what should have been a 2 hour drive (at most) ended up being a 3 hour drive. We finally arrived and got to do Smores and hang out around the campfire with Grammy, Granddaddy, Leanna, Lauren and Seth (my step-sisters and Lauren's hubby).

M and Grammy through the smoke

L showing Leanna her flashlight.

Grammy and B

(who refuses to smile on command)

Miss A
Roasting Marshmallows....

After Smores 3 out of 4 kids were melting down, so it was time for us to go. We drove back to the hotel and Daddy met us there.
On Saturday morning, Daddy and Grandaddy left bright and early to go on a Rail Speeder Trip. SO, the kids and I, and Grammy decided to drive to Dawsonville to Burt's Pumpkin Farm. It was awesome! They had many varieties of pumpkins. Each of us picked out a pumpkin.

L's favorite color is green
She picked a green pumpkin.

B picked a white pumpkin

M also picked a white pumpkin

And A picked three small pumpkins instead of a bigger one.

We desperately tried to get a good picture of the 4 kids together.
This is the best we could do.....

Baby Pumkins.....

A shot of the whole place....

I chose a bright orange cinderella pumpkin for myself.
Grammy chose three pumpkins.
SO, we had a wheel barrel full of pumpkins.
My helper......

We paid for our pumpkins and headed on to find something to eat for lunch.....

The beautiful drive....

We ate lunch in the town of Ellijay.
Miss L....."Take my picture Mom!"

After lunch, we drove over to the Apple Festival. We thought about going in for 2.5 seconds until I decided that it was too big a crowd. So, we drove back to Blue Ridge in search of ice cream.
Another attempt at a group shot
We finally found our ice cream!!!!

And everyone enjoyed it very much!

Then it was time to head home. Everyone was sad to have to leave Grammy, especially A, but it was time to get home and get baths. We were all worn out from all the fall fun we had.

in HIM-


Lisa said...

So fun! You got some great shots M!

Wendy said...

I would love to do a pumpkin patch, but we did the apple orchard and a corn maze...and on top of all our other fall activities I'm too worn out to do the pumpkin patch. Maybe next year. :)