Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More from the Visitors

 Here are a few more photos from the relatives' visit.  (We didn't have a Clue game, so Daniel meticulously constructed one -- and then proceeded to win on the first round, game over!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More Maid

 In case the apple picking wasn't enough, we also made a stop at Niagara Falls (after fortifying ourselves with pizza).  We walked by the Maid of the Mist entrance just as they were doing last call, so everyone dashed in to make it to the boat -- except for James and Grandma, who didn't want to go (and me).  They had a great ride with lots of rainbows!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Apple Picking

 We had lovely weather on Sunday for apple-picking -- although I think we spent more time with the pumpkins and the hay bales than actually picking apples.  (The problem with picking apples is that it's easy to end up with too many!  And the varieties that were on the trees now were OK, but not our favorites.  Lesson learned that next year we should go earlier in the season!)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Fun with Daniel & Co

 This weekend brought the long-awaited visit with Grandma, Sue, Daniel, and Nora.  (Unfortunately, they had some terrible traffic on the way up -- hopefully that will not discourage them from future visits!)  On Saturday, we went down to Canalside for the Fall Festival.  It wasn't a huge event, but it had bouncy houses, which was all that was needed to make the boys happy.  (One of the bouncy houses was an obstacle course race - but James just hung out inside doing the obstacles again and again.  The guy running it didn't seem to notice or mind, and James wasn't in the way of other kids, so we just let him have fun.)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mo' Pumpkins

 The weekend before our Columbus trip, we visited a different pumpkin patch.  This one was bigger, but super-crowded.  Fortunately the kiddie areas had a little more breathing room, but it felt like a more corporate and less "nature" kind of experience!  The kids had a great time, though, especially on the bouncy house and with the slides.  They also enjoyed the haunted house, and James loved tossing corn cobs with a big slingshot!