Friday, November 18, 2011

Apple Orchard

I figured there is no snow on the ground yet so I'm o.k. to post these pictures from the Apple Orchard.  We chose one in Delano this year.  We went early in the season but when we did the pick your own there was not much to pick from.  So was pretty much a bust.  Lots of rotten ones on the ground and trees. We ended up buying from their store.  But we did walk around in an attempt to pick apples.

I should have zoomed in on Brayden in these shots.  So cute!

See an apple 

Pick it up

And launch it!

Chase did manage to find one tree that didn't have rotten apples.  We had no idea what kind they were but bought some and liked them.
The darn cow train! We must ride at every orchard. One year I won't have to ride with them.
This pumpkin had apple cider in it and he had the cutest bitter face going on of course we couldn't get a shot of it. 

The biggest cookie ever!!  He probably could have eaten all of it too.

They both enjoyed playing in the hay bales.  Need these for our back yard.

Love this picture of the 2 of them.  Too bad Chase had to have that ugly Sherk watch which was a Happy Meal toy from a couple years ago.  No idea where he found it?

Adult Halloween Fun!!

I was in desperate need of an adult night out so Eric made a view calls and lined up a party bus his buddy Eric D has to use. We filled up the bus quickly with 14 of us and than planned our night out.  We made stops at Hopkins Tavern on Main, Park Tavern in SLP, and finally Stella's in Uptown.  Eric has connections there so we got in no cover and right to the front of the line plus we got a table once inside.  It was very nice to get VIP treatment on a much needed adult night out. 
The rules of the party bus was everyone must have a costume.  Everyone did very well and though we didn't win any contests that night it was still a good time!!
Below are a few pictures from the night.  I didn't take many once we left the house so I was a little bummed the next morning.  I didn't get the Delacy's and Eric was Bud Light Beer (picture Buzz Light Year) it was a really good costume.

The Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
(Jared and Krista)

Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone from the movie Anchorman
(this was my grandma's lesiure suit I wore)
Cher and her son/daughter Chaz Bono
(Ryan and Sarah)

The rest of the gang!!


My favorite holiday was another success.  This year we dressed up as Chase's favorite people the Peanuts.  Chase of course Charlie Brown, Brayden was Woodstock, and I was Lucy.  We got out early on Monday night and hit the neighborhood. We walked around most of our development before Chase told me his hands were freezing.  Than we did our usual drive to the SLP Bjorgaard's street for more treats!!!
We got more than enough candy as we still are eating it today almost a month later.  And Brayden can't even have most of it so that is bad for me!

This is our next door neighbor's house they go way out for Halloween covering the yard and house with decorations. 

This picture turned out too funny!!  Me standing next to my favorite slasher villain Jason Voorhees and it looks like he's going to chop my head off.  Love it!!
Candy bags

I had bought some small pumpkins at the Farmer's market and we painted them.  Chase took a different approach to painting them.  Just covering them with as much paint as he could.   
Some sad looking pumpkins.  Eric and I ended up craving these ourselves.  Brayden was sleeping and the neighbor boy was over so Chase had no interest.  So Eric and I had spent some quality time craving pumpkins.

November Trip to TRF

I can't believe it's been a month since I've updated this Blog again.  I have a ton of vacation pictures and other things to put on here but I'll start from what we have been doing lately. 
Last weekend the boys and I (minus Eric) went to visit Grandma/Grandpa, cousin Bridger and Lindsay in TRF.  Chase and Bridger have so much fun now a far cry from when they were babies and Chase was scared of him.  And the big boys even let Brayden play with them a little.  We went to cousin Bridger's and played one day and went bowling another day.  The boys had fun playing basketball, hockey, and bad guys.  It was nice enough we enough got outside for a short time to kick the football around. 

Love his form here.

We are cousins and best buds here!!

Why play on the floor when you can climb in and out of Brayden's bed for the weekend.
We did Turkey hands with the boys.  Brayden's yet to come for he won't let me trace his hands.  Lindsay and I did all the work so it was more arts and crafts for us.  The left one is Chase's and the right one Bridger's (the body is made of their feet Chase's feet a little bigger than Bridger's)

Poor Brayden no Turkey Hands to show for but loves to take a picture so we let him in this shot.