The weather has taken a turn for to the cold side. We went from 70s to low 50s seemingly overnight. Luckily, we had plenty of fall goodness this past weekend to keep us happy.
On Friday night the kids' school put on their annual Halloween party. This year I was able to help decorate and also made some treats. Over two dozen owl cupcakes. And they turned out better than I expected. Yay!
Anyway, the party was a hit. The DJ was great, the games were fun, the Haunted House (put on by the 8th graders) was spookey, and the treats were yummy. It was a great night.
The next day was spent prepping the yard for winter. Only half of it got done (emptying pots, cutting grass, chopping kindling) and then I had to hustle Ben and Tommy off to church. Ben's first grade teacher was getting married and she invited all of her students to the church ceremony. Tommy was actually in the first 1st grade class she ever taught (she has only been teaching three years). They are so lucky to have such a sweet and thoughtful teacher. I'd never heard of a teacher inviting students to her wedding before. And after the ceremony she called the kids up to the altar to take pictures with her and her husband. Then afterwards she threw the kids a little party in the basement of the church, complete with cookies, popcorn, punch and goodie bags. She is amazing, and it was a lovely wedding.
After that we came back home and changed our clothes for the pumpkin farm. Off we went to get our annual fix of pumpkins, apples, and apple cider.
The kids love all the animals at the apple orchard/pumpkin farm. A friendly goat even joined them on the haystack maze. So funny.
We even managed to snag our annual fall family picture. Whew! Glad that is over with. It took far too many takes this year.
By the time our afternoon was over Todd and I both needed a nap. But, lucky for us, we had a date night instead. We saw the movie Gravity. It was awesome. And intense. I'm thinking Sandra Bullock is going to be picking up quite a few nominations for her role in that one. After the movie we went to a bar and watched the Badgers trounce their rivals. And then we even got to try out a new restaurant we've both been wanting to go to. It was fantastic! If you are ever in the area I HIGHLY recommend going to The Blind Horse. Yum! Sooooo good. And great service too!
It was a fabulous way to end out our busy day.
After church on Sunday I made a vat of applesauce while Todd went to his office for a few hours. The Packer game was watched and enjoyed and the kiddos spent All. Day. Long. playing outside.
Overall, it was a perfect fall weekend. Which is great because apparently this week is going to feel like winter. Boo.