Well, I know it's been a while since I posted, but maybe some photo blogs will help catch you up...We had to do the pumpkin patch experience, of course. The last week of October Jack and Beth went with Mommy to Lone Pine Farm where we rode the hay wagon and explored the pumpkin patch. It was really windy that day, so we made the excursion fairly quick. The kids didn't really understand that they could pick out a pumpkin to take home, so I figured why pay for one when we can get some free ones at Grandma's house? They enjoyed the ride and of course the playground.
On Sunday before Halloween, the whole family plus Aunt Lisa and cousin Catlin went out to Detering Orchard for another haywagon ride, this time all around the apple orchard. The kids each got to pick out a small pumpkin to take home (free this time!) and everyone got free apple cobbler with ice cream. We had fun with the photo ops too! We chose to not celebrate Halloween. Partly because of our Christian faith and partly because we just didn't know how to explain what trick-or-treating was all about. Most likely they would have been too shy to say anything anyway. We stayed home and passed out candy to the trick-or-treaters who came to our door. Beth and Jack seemed a little nervous about their little friends showing up in costume, though. We decided to stick to their regular bedtime and Daddy answered the door all by himself. Maybe next year we'll be able to explain it all the way we want to.
The big news from that last week in October is that Jack and Beth had a babysitter stay with them for more than 2 hours...and they did great!! Mommy and Grandma wanted to go to the mall, so we had Andrew B come over. He said that Jack cried for about 5 minutes, but then decided to just play. And no more tears after that! Woohoo! It's not surprising though, cause Andrew is the best!
Well, I'll try to catch up some more soon! Thanks for continuing to care about our family and to lift us up in your prayers! Blessings!