Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Parade

 Today Charlie participated in the Halloween Parade at our local library.  He was super excited- and got a great surprise when his Mema and Ga-Ga showed up to watch!  It was a bit overwhelming (lots of kids all under age 6), but he had a good time and got to practice Trick or Treating, too!

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins, and this year we went with a "Peanuts" theme.  Charlie is going to be snoopy for Halloween so we carved out a Snoopy and a Linus.  Pictures of the finished products will have to wait- the pumpkins are covered in snow right now!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

We met up with Charlie's Uncle John, Aunt Jeannie and his cousins (Lizzy and Michelle) for a fun day in the New Paltz area.  We started out at Dubois Farm in Highland.  This place has it all- pumpkins, apple picking, a corn maze, face painting, crafts, farm animals, tractor rides.....  Charlie had a blast!  We got some good shots of the fun!  

Charlie and Michelle at the entrance to the corn maze

Charlie and Daddy in the corn maze.  

Charlie loved the tractor ride so much that he wanted to do it again.  His cousin Lizzy was willing to come along for a second trip around the farm with us.

Charlie and Michelle in an apple tree

 There was a donut eating contest for the kids.  Lizzy and Michelle joined in on the fun. 

The girls and their competition

Charlie got a spider painted on his cheek.  He was super excited about that (and promised Mommy it was a friendly spider!)

The boys on the way over to see the animals.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Let it Fall... It's Autumn!

We went looking for leaves and acorns this morning.... we had a lot of fun climbing trees and playing in the woods across the street from our house.  We found a lot of nice leaves and did some painting with them, but no acorns!

Caramel Apples

We made caramel apples yesterday and they were delicious.... just ask Charlie!


Our neighbors gave Charlie a plastic bat and ball set and we headed over to the baseball fields across the street to try them out with Daddy... Charlie loved it, but he couldn't decide if he should follow Daddy's instructions, or just use them to play golf!

Apple Picking at Indian Ladder Farms

 We went apple picking at Indian Ladder Farms (we do every year!)  We went with Aunt Cara, Uncle Chris, and Charlie's cousin Rylee.  It was a blast...and this year we brought the wagon which helped contain them while we filled up all the bags with apples!

Altamont Fair 2011

Charlie loved the fair this year.  He went on his first "rides" and had so much fun! He loved seeing all the farm animals and the shows we caught.  It was a great day!

His favorite was the train ride:

Charlie loved riding the race cars with his Daddy!

The cows really got his attention.  He was so thrilled to see them!

Let's just say, this one was for the boys!  Mommy was nervous watching them go down the giant slide, but Charlie LOVED it and went down three times in a row!

Back on the train.... this time with his Thomas face painting on his cheek!

We had to go back to the circus building three times.  They had a giant area filled with model trains that were running.... Charlie loved it!