This past Friday night, Tommy, Ava, Luke, and I headed to The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience. The Glow is a 1/3 mile exhibit of carved pumpkins and larger-than-life displays with twinkle lights and music, some fitting in with a Halloween theme and some not. [Read more…]
Good morning! Hope those who had Columbus Day off yesterday enjoyed themselves. Tommy and Ava had it off, so it was another day of family fun for our crew. 🙂 [Read more…]
Happy Tuesday! [Read more…]
Happy Monday! Hope you and yours had a great weekend. We did over here, the highlights being doing all the Fall things. 🙂
On Saturday, we all piled into our car and made the hour-ish drive to Bluemont, Virginia. We had plans to meet our friends Kathryn, Matt, and Addie at Great Country Farms to see what their Apple Gala and Fresh Cider Festival was all about! We all had a blast here for several hours and the beautiful sunny weather was the cherry on top.
General Admission ($12 per adult, $10 per child – 3 and over) to the festival included a number of fun things for kids to do: (and to be honest, we probably only hit about a handful of these activities).
- All kinds of different slides to go on
- Jumping Pillow
- Corn Maze
- Petting zoos
- Wagon Ride to go pick your own apples and pumpkins
- Pond fishing
- Disney Princess visits (I guess to tie in Halloween)
We watched the swans and fish in the large pond.
Hit up the Corn Maze, despite it being VERY muddy from all the rain we got the week before.
The girls had fun playing amongst the pumpkins at the market waiting to be sold!
The most fun though was taking a hayride to go pick our own apples!
It was so much fun seeing the girls enjoy picking apples. We took Ava to another apple orchard last year and while she had fun being outside, she truly didn’t grasp what we were doing, thus Tommy and I did the picking, but this year she was all about picking “all the apples” and putting them in her bag and carrying the bag “all by herself” as she says. Addie was the same way.
While Great Country Farm’s Apple Gala and Fresh Cider Festival ended this past weekend, their Fall Pumpkin Harvest is all month long.
After apple-picking, we were all ready to eat some lunch. Even though there was a “restaurant” at the festival, we decided to explore Bluemont more and headed to Bogati Winery for some snacks and wine.
We decided to continue the Fall Fun into Sunday and had a great time picking out more pumpkins to decorate our house with at Kathryn, Matt, and Addie’s church “Pumpkin Patch” fundraiser.
Luke got in on the action too!
Hope you have a good Monday!
And we’re back at it with Tuesday Tidbits! [Read more…]
Happy Hump day!
Wow, is that title not a mouthful?!
On Saturday mid-morning we hopped in our Jeep, sans Ava and Violet, and were on our way to Fredrick, Maryland – a super cute, funky town about 1.5 hours (each) away from our house. [Read more…]
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. We had such a fun weekend in Greenwich. Of course the visit was much too short and flew by, but we did a lot upstate. 🙂 [Read more…]
In a few hours our little family (minus Violet – Nana is babysitting) will be heading to Greenwich, CT for the weekend. We will be visiting our friends Tiffany and Chris and meeting their new son, Cole. This is what I’m envisioning/hoping will greet us as we drive into town. I LOVE fall. [Read more…]
I’m baackk. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend for those that got Labor Day off. We had a grand time in the Dominican Republic – recap tomorrow!
Let’s dive into your weekly Tidbits. [Read more…]
Today is the first day of fall so how appropos that I share our fun and seasonal Sunday activities with you today?
On Sunday Tommy, my mom, Lena, Ava and I drove about an hour and a half from our house to Delaplane, Virginia to meet some friends to go apple-picking and pumpkin patch hunting at Hollin Farms. It was quite an adventure! [Read more…]