Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Weekend Fun!

We had a fun weekend, doing a few fall activities! On Friday night, we went to the North Carolina State Fair. I am so glad we parked and came in the entrance we did. The first area we came to was dedicated to plants, flowers, and gardens! Last year we got so lost in the maze of rides and food stands that we didn't even find this part of the fair. I loved it!

We then headed off to find Camden's priority-animals! He had so much fun looking at all of the different animals. He really enjoyed petting and feeding the goats!

We also saw cows, pigs, a horse with a baby mule, and chickens! (Someday Calvin will have cows and I'll have chickens :)

We ended the night with watching the Demolition Derby! I love these! This one wasn't the best one we've been to, but it was still lots of fun.

The nights are getting cold here!

On Saturday night, we headed out to find some new cowboy boots for Camden. About a week ago, he suddenly became interested in wearing his cowboy gear-which he had completely grown out of. So for the past week, he's been walking around in his boots that are 2 sizes too small. Camden was very proud of his new boots! I asked him if I could take his picture and he even stuck out his foot to display his new boots.

After the mall, we went to TCBY for some frozen yogurt. I had pumpkin pie and chocolate! Yum! Then we walked over to Trader Joe's for some pumpkins and a few other things. Camden is asking for the camera to take a picture of mommy!
And here is what he got!

Just to show you how much Camden loves his boots, he slept with them next to his bed last night and put them on first thing when he woke up this morning!

We had a really fun weekend spending some time together! Next weekend-Halloween!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Outdoor Adventures

We've gotten out a few times in the last couple weeks to enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Our first adventure was a trip to Hanging Rock State Park with a hike to see a couple of waterfalls.

The leaves were just starting to change.

In addition to riding on Dad and Mom's shoulders, Camden liked walking/running along the trail too.

His favorite part about the hike was collecting rocks and acorns. His pockets were bulging by the time we left!

Our second adventure was "hiking" along the banks of the Haw River, near Jordan Lake. We were going to go to some hiking trails at Jordan Lake, but with the $5 entrance fee and no cash, we decided to see what else we could do. We found a canoe access to the river, so we parked the truck and headed off on this little trail that went along the river. Camden was really excited to "go hi-hing."

We found some large trees!

Looking at this picture now, it looks like we are very bad parents-just notice Calvin's foot on the right side of the picture :)

The scenery was beautiful! I love rivers.

Family photo-thank you automatic timer.

I love this time of year! The leaves are changing and the weather is so pleasant. I'm grateful for the opportunities we have to get outside and enjoy time together as a family.