Monday, October 10, 2011

A Trip - Over the Border and Pumpkin Farm

Mother Nature was kind to us this weekend. A perfect long weekend for some quality family time.  Our weekend started across the border. We needed to do a Target run and get some things (well we didn't really need to go all that way, but we love road trips!).  We knew that this might not be the best trip for Olivia at this point - being stuck in the car, shopping etc - but we made the most of it.

All in all, it turned out great!  Olivia was super in the car. There was no one at Customs when we arrived and we headed straight to Watertown to Target and have dinner. From there we drove all the way to Syracuse and stayed in a lovely hotel.  This might actually be a highlight of the trip because we ended up getting a king-size bed, and Olivia got to sleep with Maman and Papa once again.  Lucky us!  :0)  In the morning, we had breakfast and headed to the outlets.  This was the long part of the day, but we made the most of it.  Olivia got to run around a bit in the stores and outside.  Every now and then we would stop and pay the 50 cents for the dinky rides.  She was having a blast.  The best part was the stroller rental. A great big yellow school bus (phew...because we forgot our stroller).  By the end of the day, she was done.  She slept for an hour and half as we drove back to Syracuse and then back to Watertown for dinner.  We thankfully made it home at a decent hour Saturday night, which meant another 2 full days left of our long weekend.

On Sunday...well...we were ALL exhausted.  It was a perfect day to do home stuff. A nice solid nap in the afternoon and a quality park outdoor time.  I don't think we could handle anything more.

Today, Thanksgiving Monday, we went to Saunders Farm. Our 3rd time this year, and the weather again today did not disappoint.  We did the play structures, jumping pillows, the cedar AND spiral mazes.  The great part of today was we did a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, but we didn't stop and find our pumpkin this year, we decided to stay on the tractor wagon and wait.  Finally, this time around there were farm animals that we could pet and feed (something that was missing the other times we went).  Olivia had a blast!  It was hard to keep her up on the car ride home.  Now she's in bed, full from a awesome turkey dinner that Papa made tonight.  A perfect end to our Thanksgiving long weekend.

This is a picture of the CROWDS at Saunders today. I have never seen so many children at the farm before. It was very busy.

Where is Olivia and Papa?

We finally found the perfect pumpkin to take home.

This one was a bit too big. The rule was, if you can carry it, you can take it home.  Olivia decided to rest on it instead.  Maybe next year Olivia and William can haul a big one off the lot together.  :0)

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