Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year

I have always been a fan of fall, but truly, Vermont in the fall is the best.  We have had a lot of wet weather this year, but that didn't stop us from soaking up as much as possible!  One Saturday, we went apple picking at Shelburne Orchard with our neighbors, Julie and Wayne (and baby John).
 Will usually picks the apple, and then immediately starts eating!
Here we are at the Fall Festival at Shelburne Farms... Brett made Taylor her "fairy crown" from scratch at the festival.  I think he may have missed his calling as a florist.
Pumpkin picking with Taylor's preschool class...
 Fresh apple cider... why not lick it out of the cup?
My mom and cousin Rachel came up to see us!  We went back for more apple picking... we are serious about apples up here.
There was a picnic area with some kids slides and swings.  We decided to play a little and have lunch.
 My mom has lost her mind!
 Rachel and Taylor made an apple pie with all of our apples!  Yum yum...
And of course, we had to eat brunch at Shelburne Inn one last time before it closes for the season.

Here is our little pumpkin we grew from a seed in our garden.  It's modest, but the kids are so proud of it.
 Finally, it's time to pick!
 I had to include this picture... Taylor is taking fewer and fewer naps these days.  She usually goes into her room for quiet time, but this is how I found her the other day... totally decked out in full Cinderella attire sound asleep.  At least she took the heels off. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Orange Beach

Needless to say, I am about a month behind on the blogging.  In mid-September, we ventured down south to Orange Beach to spend some time with Brett's parents.  We had great weather, and it was such a low-key trip, which was what we needed!
Will worked his way down into the water as the days passed.  Each day, he'd venture further and further.
There was a water slide where we stayed, and Taylor went down it at least 100 times.  She loved it!
Will even got to where he loved going down with Brett!
There was also a lazy river...
Brett's brother, Drew, came down for a weekend... we just couldn't get him out of the kiddie pool.
Here we are before dinner (Louisiana Lagniappe) on the last night... we had a great time!  Thanks Grammy and Papa!