We went apple picking at Cider Hill Family Orchard this year. It was our first year there. We really enjoyed it. I did love Alldredge Farms because they have chickens and goats and other animals to feed, plus it's quaint and small. But the orchard itself at Alldredge's isn't nearly as good as this one, and the apples were more expensive there, if I'm remembering right. The weather was gorgeous, cool, and crisp on this day. And the apples were delicious.
Leah had run into a brick wall a week earlier (literally) so she was looking rather beat up.
A week before Halloween my parents and my brother and his family came to visit. We went to Weston Red Barn Farm. It was actually really warm, and we were rather sweaty while looking at pumpkins. It is not my favorite pumpkin patch, but I really loved the farm itself, and the rolling hills and colors of Weston, MO were beautiful.
Sam and his little boy Henry.
That same day we had our ward Trunk or Treat. The kids were sweating in their costumes. Jovee was not very happy to be in her costume, until we gave her a sucker. This is our third child to wear the turtle costume! Now we can retire it.
We had fun carving our pumpkins with our friends the Becks and the Brases (minus Kate). Leah was completely confident that she could use a knife and carve her own pumpkin. And she did. She also did her own hair that day. She's just all grown up. :)
Leah's pumpkin is the top right. Ethan decided he wanted he wanted me to do the carving, and his is the bottom right.
This is the time of year when every chance we get we are raking leaves! (Mostly Ross) His piles get pretty enormous, and he's really proud of that. :)
Our kids at the annual High School Trick-Or-Treat event.