Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch!

Yesterday we went out to Roloff Farms (from the show Little People, Big World on TLC). It was so much fun! The day began with tons of rain and some thunder and lightning, but by the early afternoon it cleared up- just in time for us to head over there! :)

This was Charlotte's first trip to a pumpkin patch!

A sign above the barn

They were filming while we were there

Amy Roloff, the mom, was signing autographs

Let's go check out the pumpkins!

Climbing the giant hay pile

With Jo at the top

They had lots of quirky signs

Charlotte checking out the baby lion

So cute! No idea why a lion was there though

Playing in the little hay maze

Hi dad!

Done with the maze! What's next?

They had some pretty neat looking carved pumpkins on display

Charlotte and mom

They also had a little petting zoo!

Isn't this guy funny? So cute. We loved him

Uh oh, dirty hands!

They also have tours and stuff, but we didn't do them. Definitely next time! They have some cool stuff on their property we'd love to go check out.

Time top pick out pumpkins!

Charlotte got her pumpkin

Fun family picture

Green pumpkin

Zach Roloff was leading one of the tours as we were leaving

One tired girl!

Charlotte's Excited for Halloween!

Charlotte is at such a fun age right now! This year she is old enough to understand Halloween, and she just loves everything about it so far. We went and picked out a costume last week- she's going to be a bumble bee! She loves it. Trick or treating is going to be a blast! We meant to put up our decorations a couple weeks ago, but then we all got sick and it was cold and dreary out. We finally got them put up this week! Yay! I am going to be sad when it's all over and I'm going to miss her saying "Haween!" (Halloween) all the time. But there are even more holidays coming up to be excited about, so it won't be too bad.

All ready to put out the decorations! bundled up in her gloves and awesome new boots.

Helping dad

Mario helping the witch that "crashed" into our yard get situated

All done!

We have light-up pumpkins and a light up tree!


Ben hanging outside with us

Playing with the leaves

Some other stuff....

Watching Mr. Rogers. This is still the only thing she will watch on tv. I love how she is just chilling out here.

Playing Xbox with Uncle Nathan

She thought it was funny to push his buttons! (In more ways than one! Ha!)

Had to bribe her with french fries to get her to just sit and watch

Playing with a light up toy

kind of neat, but kind of creepy!

Eating a pomegranate. This little girl loves fruit.

Playing on the "ribbit"; One of her favorite things ever! If I ask her what she wants to do, it's always "Ribbit ribbit! Bee!"

the super tough choice: frog or bee???

Swinging over the slide

I see you!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Eating, Playing, and Hanging Out

Sitting on the wheelbarrow and feeding the horses with Grandpa Brandner

Playing with Grandpa!

After a long day Grandma Brandner gives Charlotte a bath

Bath time in the sink

Mario and Jo had a guys night and the next morning Charlotte and I met them over at the Stepping Stone Cafe. Charlotte had her very own Mancake! It was bigger than the plate!

Charlotte had a blast at breakfast! She loved her 'mancake'!

She loves climbing stairs

Um, ok Charlotte. What the heck is this face for?

Eating Subway with mom

Goofy girl

Drinking from her sippy cup

Playing on a play gym at her favorite park

I love this one