The first day was an outing with one of my mom's groups. It was fun, but entirely too crowded. We went in the afternoon & could barely find each other. It took about 30 minutes just to park!!
This morning was a different story. We went with my in-laws & nephew- we got there before everything opended, so we were thankfully able to find free parking. And we were able to step right up to the prize-winning pumpkin for a photo shoot, too, and walk right in to the bakery famous for selling pumpkin doughnuts (yesterday, there was over an hour wait!)
I ate pumpkin hot chocolate, pumpkin pizza, pumpkin doughnuts and pumpkin chili. The chili was my favorite. Yum!!
We watched a parade. This float was spooky- it was supposed to be the Scooby Doo Gang float I guess.
Corbin snacked on some puffs while he watched the parade.
It's funny- I can understand him, but I am sure no one else can! Here's his vocabulary:
"Hi deh" = Hi there! "TAKE dah" = Thank you "Det deh" = Kitty "Uh Eh" = Uh oh
Thank you is the funniest. He will hand me something & I say "Thank you!" and he yells back at me "TAKE dah!" with a pained expression. It almost looks like he's pooping b/c he puts so much effort into it!
Corbin took his first steps tonight. We have been encouraging him to stand on his own lately. We have been putting him between the two of us & letting go & see what he does. He's been getting better & better at the standing thing. Tonight he surprised us by taking steps!
The first time, he was standing for maybe 5-6 seconds on his own & then took 3 very tiny baby-steps, catching himself between each one. Then he lunged forward & fell. The second time, he took 1 medium-sized step,then a small one, catching himself between each step. Then he fell back on his butt. We tried to encourage him to do more, but he must have been tired, because he was done "playing" like that.
But I teared up the first time. I don't know if he's going to actually keep going with this & start walking or what. It was exciting!
Today Corbin and I went to the arboretum to see some fall foliage and have a picnic lunch. It was a gorgeous day for it. I was very impressed by the grounds. It has 8 miles of walking trails & it was beautiful.
Here is some landscaping in the Japanese gardens
A pretty reflection sight
We walked up to the house on the grounds
Fall photo session
I took a lot of photos of him in the seasonal garden. Here is one of many from the blue bench
After the arboretum, we went to the bakery to look at birthday cakes. I think I am going to order an outer-space cake- white cake with possibly a blueberry filling? My little baby is growing up so fast! *sniff*
Today we went to the orchard & picked Suncrisps and Melrose apples. I can't wait to make some apple crisps and apple pie!
My arm looks a litle huge in this photo, but my light colored backpack got washed out, so it sort of blends into my arm! lol. It was too bright outside, so it was hard to get a good shot of us.
They had a huge tent set up where we bought blackberry cider, peach cider, pumpkin butter, peach butter, peach salsa, & peach bread all made at the farm. Here are some of the cute decorations.
We watched them make fresh popcorn in the large kettles & ordered our "lunch", which was cinnamon-crusted cashews and a funnel cake
A few choice pumpkins
We had a good time. We were supposed to meet up with 3 other families, but it was so incredibly crowded that we only found one of them. We had never been, so we had no idea what a big deal/destination place it was. Next time, I will take phone numbers with me. Oops.
I can't wait to go during the late summer next year, when they harvest their peaches. Fresh peach pie- yum!