Fun Fall Family Weekend!

Happy October!  We had a super busy and fun weekend.  On Saturday, my in-laws came for the day.  We decided to take them to the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville (they had never been there before!).  A friend of theirs was in the hospital at UVA, so my mother-in-law, Mimi, and I took Harper and Will to the Virginia Discovery Museum while my husband and father-in-law, Grandaddy, headed to the hospital.  This was the first time going to this museum; we have been to another local children’s museum, but this one was much cooler!  Harper and Will especially liked the little town, which included a post office, movie theater, and Panera Bread.  Miss H. played in the post office for the majority of the time (standing up on a stool to reach the cash register).  When other kiddos came over, she put her hand out to push them away.  So bossy!  She is always around kiddos (primarily boys) who are older than she is and has to stand up for herself, so she has a feisty little attitude about her.  When she gets in her moods, she will stomp her foot and say, “No!”  She cracks me up!

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Anyway, we met back up with Daddy and Grandaddy for lunch at a restaurant called The Nook.  It was yummy, but I was slightly stressed out since the kiddos were very hungry and tired.

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We went to Old Navy where I found a Halloween costume for Will and Miss H.  Will picked out a fox costume and I decided on a cute owl outfit for Miss H (she was sleeping in the car and was unable to select her costume! I hope she likes it!).  Grandaddy hung out in the car while she slept.  Before heading back home, we stopped by the mall and picked up a scarf and shirt for our fall pictures (they are coming up soon!).

Both kiddos slept on the ride back and were grouchy when we arrived home.  I had to pick up my unsold clothes from a consignment sale and swung by a local pizza place to pick up stromboli and salad for dinner.  Mimi and Grandaddy left shortly after dinner, but we had a great time visiting with them.

On Sunday, we went to a local pumpkin patch.  I know, we got pumpkins before Oct. 1st!! Gasp!  The horror!  I was determined to go to a pumpkin patch this year before all the pumpkins were sold out, which happened the past two years.  There’s a fun pumpkin patch up the road from us where you pay $25 for as many pumpkins as you can load into the wagon.  Some of the people had pumpkins piled up so high in their wagons!  We didn’t go that crazy over the pumpkins, but we did end up with about 8 nice sized ones.  Harper and WIll had tons of fun exploring the pumpkin patch, trying to find the best pumpkin.  It’s so cool that the pumpkin patch has an honor system-you put your money in the mailbox-no one is there monitoring the pumpkin patch.

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We got our pumpkins set up outside, along with our pretty red mum that our neighbor gave us.  It looks very fall-ish out on our front porch and sidewalk now!

Such a fun, family oriented fall weekend!  Looking forward to spending next weekend doing exciting things with my parents:)

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