Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fall Break-The End

Last, but certainly not least, we concluded the fall break festivities with a hayride out on the farm. Everyone always has a great time, even if it doesn't look like it in this picture. Yet again, trying to get a decent picture of all the kids together has proven to be quite difficult. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful weekend to enjoy all of our outdoor fall activities. Well, I'm finally calling it quits on the fall break posts, I came home with way too many. It makes it super hard to narrow down and decide what/how to post. Anyway, we are glad we had a few extra people with us this year, and are looking forward to many fall breaks to come.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Break-Random Pics

Yes, I know it's almost Thanskgiving. Yes, I know that Fall Break was over a month ago. Yes, I know that most retail stores have their Christmas decorations up. And I'd be lying if I said we didn't already have Christmas lights on our house. But, oh well, I still have a few more fall break things to catch up on as well as Halloween. Then, I can move on, and will be able to post about Thanksgiving and then all the fun Christmas things coming up.

Skylar enjoying a mummy dog. Londyn doing a little leisurely reading.

An attempt to take a picture of all the grandkids with Grammy Tammy. Sorry mom, but I don't think that's going to work out too well for a couple of years.

Malachi and Lincoln having fun in the leaves.

Hanging out with Grandma Del waiting for the apple butter.

Grandma Vi even came to join the fun and squeeze on the girls a little.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Break-The Games

We didn't get to play as many games this year because we were trying to get to the farm for our hayride before dark, but we definitely stuck with our favorites. The kids LOVE the mummy wrap game and the challenge of eating donuts hanging from a tree without using their hands. It's always so much fun, and it gets even better as the kids get older. Lincoln wasn't too interested in either, but he did snag a donut, but just opted for sitting down and eating it. I am beginning to think I am never going to move past my fall postings.....Better late than never thought, right?

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Break-Posing

So it's possible that I have slight obsession with holiday themed clothing. I can't get enough of silly striped socks and tights, tutu skirts and glittery tees. When it comes to boys, I don't have a clue, so Lincoln, I'm sorry that you just sort of look like a nerd. (an adorable nerd) I'll learn. I'll get better at this boy stuff. In the meantime, Happy belated Halloween. If my memory serves me correctly, I forced them outside in the freezing cold to make me let them take their pictures. I may have raised my voice a time or two and possibly gritted my teeth a little trying to get them to cooperate. I'm not really sure what the point of that was now, but it sure was fun, huh kids?

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Break-The Apple Butter

I am finally getting around to posting a little bit about our fall break, which has turned into a our annual Fredendall Fall Fun Fest! This year my brother decided it would be fun to make apple butter, lots of it, from a copper kettle. And why wouldn't that be fun? Hours of peeling apples, even more hours of stirring apples in the kettle, and working in an assembly line to get it all jarred up...what could be more fun than that?!? Actually, everyone had a great time, and we ended up with a ton of apple butter for us all to share and eat over the next few years. (Really, it was a lot of apple butter!) It was a great experience for the girls, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to spend outside taking turns stirring the pot. (I will note that I actually didn't do any of the above said work. I watched and photographed.) So, thanks Trent! It was a great idea, and I hope you are enjoying your apple butter. Preparing the apples, getting them ready to cook. (If you can't tell by this and every other picture of my brother on the blog, he absolutely LOVES it when I take his picture...not so much. Every time he sees my camera, I get the look of death. However, being the persistent individual that I am, I am going to continue taking his photo because I am the older sister, and I know best.) Moving on.. Taking turns stirring.

The finishing touches... And it was delicious!

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