Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall weather

E and I set out to enjoy what seemed like it was going to be the last nice weekend of fall. We went to the Monona Fall Festival, they had a candy hunt (E only found gum and had a tantrum, screaming "I want gum" after I told her she couldn't have any), a hay wagon ride, horse rides, pumpkin decorating and more. Most important to E of course, was the popcorn in the concession stand.

We stood in line for a LONG time to ride the ponies, but as soon as it was E's turn, she realized how big a pony was, and refused to get on one. She did love the hay wagon ride though. She also made a great decorated paper plate in the arts and crafts tent.

But, by far the highlight of the weekend was getting her Captain America Halloween costume

Monday, October 1, 2012


E has taken a few dance classes, but is anxiously awaiting being able to take more formal classes. She's got two "leader-tards" and she loves to wear them. She usually wears her princess one to bed, over her regular PJs, and today, insisted on wearing the purple one to daycare.


We decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to take our annual trip to Peck's and Heck's farms for pumpkins, caramel apples, and popcorn.

The day started with E's flu shot, which she handled like a pro, she was very proud of the tiny circle band-aid and fairy sticker she got when she was done.

We started at Heck's were they had a new kid area this year, E loved playing in the corn sandbox, they had little tea cups to scoop full of corn, and shovels, she had a blast.

E fell in love with these cement lions, she asked to have her picture taken with them

When it was time to choose pumpkins, E got her own wagon and pulled it around the place.

She chose pumpkins, looking for Bert and Ernie ones

We even tried one of these picture spots, she's not quite tall enough!

It was a long walk back
We only had a short visit to Peck's, we were a little tired after Heck's, but we got to ride in a horse drawn wagon, just like Aerial does, and we saw some animals. Most importantly, to E at least, we ate some popcorn!