Daybook: October 18th

a close up from the corn maze, more on that later


Outside my window: I see blue skies, thin white clouds and trees in every fall color you love. Reds, greens, yellows and oranges. A perfect picture of fall – and the weather has finally cooled down again which means I can start wearing my fall sweaters now! I’m sure by next week I’ll be complaining that I’m cold, but for now I’m enjoying the crisp, fall weather.

This weekend we: took the kids to a farm in Deerfield called the Schuster Playtime Farm. It boasts a small and larger corn maze, lots of cute gimmicky farm play areas for the kids (it was like a farm amusement park for little ones), pumpkin launchers, pick your own pumpkins and a bakery selling caramel apples, homemade fudge and more.

MM wandering the corn maze

Here’s a picture from the corn maze. You can see another one at my 365 project here.

BB exploring the farm

We were nice and let BB get out and wander around a bit, though she mostly just wanted to eat all the dirt she could find. There was a lot of dirt.

MM in the tire jungle gym

Here you can see the tire jungle gym, a huge slide and just behind that the pumpkin launching area. We bought the kids a pumpkin each – a medium sized for MM and a teeny tiny for BB (I’ll get pictures of them later) and spent only $1 for both! Next year when we have more space you can bet we’ll buy some larger ones as well!

my new prettyWe also: spent a lot of time playing with … my new Kindle! The most amazing husband in the universe apparently got tired of the begging and decided that rather than wait until Christmas / my birthday he’d surprise me with one now so we can use it for an upcoming trip. I spent the weekend downloading almost 50 free classic books onto my Kindle and have been in gadget-style literary heaven ever since!

I am reading: two books right now because both are too good to wait. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery both the paperback copy and on the Kindle, I really haven’t picked which way I prefer reading it yet – and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott on my Kindle. When I finish one of the two, I’ll move away from classics a bit and get back to the other books from my Fall Into Reading challenge.

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

You should check out these great links:

One last picture to share before I go: I may have to post more pictures from this little tutu photo shoot soon (yes again!), but here’s a little sneak peek, a taste of what’s to come…

admiring her lovely reflection

4 thoughts on “Daybook: October 18th

  1. Sues2u2 says:

    Love the link to the Halloween treats. I love taking treats to my daughter’s class for fun occasions but sometimes have a hard time coming up w/ something fun & new.
    And that farm sounds like a kid heaven!


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