Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kenosha Air and Pumpkin Pickin'


Fall has finally arrived, then it disappeared again, but now I think its here to stay.

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. The smells, the temperature, the colors and Starbucks brings back their Pumpkin Spice Lattes--I've had about 20. My favorite part so far this year has been digging out all the fall/winter clothes from LAST year for Clark to REWEAR! The kid wont grow, but it sure saves us a lot of money on clothes.

The first day that it was cool enough to wear sweatshirts I threw Clark in the car and took him to pick apples. Apple picking has always marked the true beginning of Fall.

Even rotten apples on the ground need someone to pay attention to them. Clark said "I like the red squishy ones." To each their own, I guess.

He ate his weight in apples as we trudged through the aisles and aisles of reds, yellows and greens. We were the only ones there on a Monday so we got a lot of special attention from the workers. Clark got little pumpkins, a donut and got to hold a kitten. While he had the kitten in a choke hold he said "I'm just going to take this one home a little bit. I like him." Sorry son, keep asking your daddy until he caves.

We also went pumpkin picking this week.

Once he got past the fact that his shoes were getting muddy, he had a great time--this kid and his shoes...its borderline obsessive.

Clark's pumpkin came with a lady bug friend--we got lucky since that is the only bug he will touch.

And finally, this past weekend we packed up the truck and went to Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was all of our first times in the Cheese State. Clark was reunited with his love, Leena.

The Kenosha trip has been months in the making. It was Gamblethon V and we celebrated by renting a huge house to share 6 adults, 4 children and a few pop in guests. This house was stunning and perfectly tailored to meet all of our needs.

There was football for 3 days, online betting (legal sites, I'm sure), tons of fantastic food and did I mention that this was our view for three days...

It was beautiful. Clark loved the rocks and the little pebble beaches.

There were 3 two year olds and a 3 month old all under one roof. There were very few meltdowns, hardly any crying and just a few reminders on proper behavior. It couldn't have been any more perfect.

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather and keeping busy.


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