fall is here!

 We enjoyed having my parents and grandma Karen up to visit us last weekend. We took a nice walk at a local park and then enjoyed the Shrine Circus later that afternoon.
 Ethan and Papa on the pony ride at intermission. Ethan loved the Circus and was so good the entire show! (3 hours)
 This weekend on Saturday, we enjoyed our annual apple orchard trip with our neighbors, Brent, Camie and Caleb. This year we went to Aamodt's Apple Farm in Stillwater. It was a great time, although I do have to say that it wasn't the typical weather for this event. In fact, I looked at pictures from last year at this time and we were in hats and mittens! We had temps in the mid 80s and it really felt like summer.
 Ethan really enjoyed eating his honeycrisp apple all by himself, juice dripping down the chin and all! 
Ethan and his buddy Caleb walking at the orchard hand in hand :)
Family picture at the orchard
 After the orchard, we headed to downtown Stillwater for some lunch. We ate at the Freight House and then browsed the shops along Main St. We also just so happened to be there for Stillwater's Harvest Fest, which included a giant pumpkin weigh-off.
Camie and I posing with the huge pumpkin 

On Sunday we went to the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Corn Maze. It was too nice not to be outside. This place was a lot of fun, with many things for Ethan to do. As you can see we found more pony rides!
 Ethan was a little hesitant at first, but eventually we had to "bribe" him out of the corn pit. (it was a LOT of fun)
 Mommy & Ethan in the corn pit
What a wonderful start to our fall- my favorite season. We are looking forward to Halloween, Ethan's 2nd birthday next month and visiting family in Charlotte! 


  1. Seriously Elizabeth these are the cutest pictures. Glad you guys are enjoying this beautiful weather too!!

  2. Can't wait to finish off Fall with you guys here in Charlotte. These pictures are so adorable. It looks like you had a great time. xoxox

  3. Yay, love your new photos, especially the one of the two boys holding hands. Fall is here, but it sure is a HOT ONE!!!