Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Seth!

Today Seth turned 3!

We played at the park this morning and then Seth helped me make his airplane cake. Steve found the idea online. We modified it a little, especially using chocolate frosting instead of white. This was the most detailed cake we have made yet. It took a while, Seth ate lots of sweets in the process, but we had fun and it looked super cool.

For dinner Seth wanted to have hot dogs and noodles. We added some fruit. And he wanted our good friends the Neumillers to come for his birthday. They brought Sonoran Hot Dogs for the adults to eat.

We ate dinner. Then the kids did a little treasure hunt. Seth could barely wait to open presents and play.

We finished with the airplane cake and ice cream. We love Seth and it was a nice day with him.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

In Kindergarten in the fall they have units on apples and pumpkins to help the kids learn. When Rhianna was in Kindergarten we went apple picking. So with Rand in Kindergarten, we decided to go out to a pumpkin patch. Agua Linda Farms is a pretty small family-run farm with a fall festival but we had fun.

                                                        Climbing the Hay Bale Pyramid

Running the Hay Bale Maze - the kids might be up for a bigger corn maze next year...

Potato Sack Races - Rand's great jumpiness proved extremely useful here and he beat me and Rhianna
Eating - hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings, brownies, and pumpkin pie. And then we bought some homemade raspberry and strawberry/rhubarb jam and a loaf of pumpkin bread to bring home - plus an apple that Seth started eating while we were looking at the other food.

                                                            Seeing and petting animals

And of course - the hayride and the pumpkin!