Thursday, October 25, 2007

A day with the cousins!

This past weekend Auntie Nawna (my sister Shawna), Uncle Don, Shae, Ty and baby Keira all came in town to visit! Auntie A (my sister Ashley) came in from Chicago as well. It was so nice to have all of us sisters together and even better to have all the kids together at such a fun time of year! Saturday morning we packed up the cars and headed to Watermans Orchard to pick out pumpkins; this is the orchard I remember going to as a child to pick strawberries! It was really neat being able to have all the kids there together. They had a blast walking through the field to see if they could find the "best" pumpkin. As you can see, Carter picked one nearly double his weight and far to heavy for me to carry, so a photo will just have to do!
Above: Keira 9 1/2 mo., Shaelyn 9, Ceili 2, Tyler 5, and Carter 8 mo.

Carter and his Nana in the Watermans' barn! He does love her to pieces never mind the grouchy was nap time! And yes, I know we are missing a shoe. If you have ever had a 8 month old you will know that it is impossible to keep those on their tiny little feet.

On Saturday night, we all ventured up to Conner Prairie to see the Headless Horseman. We took the kids on a haunted wagon ride where they got the fright of their life, okay so not really but it was really cute and the kids enjoyed so much they wanted to do it again. While at Conner Prairie, we also listened to ghost stories around a campfire, walked through a field of scary scarecrows, had kettle corn, and apple cider....all the signs of a fall festival.

Nana and Papaw with Carter at Conner Prairie.
By the way, Carter just loves this little bear hat. When we were trying it on at the store to see if it would even fit his big head, he got really exciting and starting kicking and laughing....we just had to buy it! I think he likes how soft it is, or who knows, maybe he wishes he was a bear for Halloween. Sorry, no bear costume this year...stayed tuned to check out his costume!


Holly said...

We had so much fun with everyone last weekend - can't wait until we're all together again! You know, it wouldn't be the Headless Horseman if all of us sisters weren't there - that's a tradition we've had going for years and I hope it lasts for many, many more years to come...we just need to make sure Nana and Papaw continue from here on out!

Nana Mennel said...

Carter did a great job picking out his pumpkin. It won't be long before he can carry his own back to the wagon. I am so glad everyone was able to be together this past weekend. Dad and I enjoyed seeing our family all together enjoying the beautiful season of Fall. Holly and Justin thanks again for providing all of us with wonderful tasting chili. It was fun watching the faces of the kids...I think they loved playing the instruments almost as much as the Haunted Hayride!

Sara said...

Either that's a really big pumpkin or Carter is a midget. Then again, all babies look pint-sized to me, being as I apparently only have massively substantial babies. Adorable pictures...I still can't believe he's standing. Time for a big boy bed! ;)