(So I wrote this post back on the 15th of October, but the pics wouldn't load for me! so now a few weeks later here it is!!)
Every year we try to head down to Gunnison during pumpkin season. It is always a crazy time for my in-laws and they are so good to let us come then, cause my kids LOVE IT! They love getting to see all the pumpkins and squashes that there are, helping out with school classes that come to tour the farm, and working for Grandma picking pumpkins. Oh yea, they also enjoy getting to drive four-wheelers around on the farm! This year was no different, the kids had a great time. They helped with the straw maze, the school classes, picking pumpkins, running a lemonade stand, and just getting to be outside.
Kalli had a great time with her cousin Harley who is just a year younger than her and lives in Gunnison. They planned and had quite a bit of success running a lemonade stand down at the farm's market.
Tarek's highlight of the trip was driving a four-wheeler for his first time alone! It was rather scary for me as a mom to watch, but the look on his face afterwards was pure joy! He was a big help with the pumpkins, and of course got in his golf game. He enjoys being there so much, but is always so stuffy and miserable no matter what we do with his allergies. He is such a trouper and just continues on with the day, snorting every few seconds and washing his hands anytime he touches an animal. Dreyken LOVED the animals, she would talk to the kittens and dogs like they were her little babies, in a high pitched voice telling them what to do. Usually it was "Follow, follow me!" to which they usually didn't cooperate very well. She also got in her game of golf (or at least a few holes). She took some convincing to get on a four-wheeler, but loved it once she got on. Anyway, this post it starting to get really long, but we always have such a great time when we go. Thanks David and Lorie for putting up with us doing your crazy time of year!
Our ten year old daughter, who is a wonderful big sister. She loves reading and attending school with her friends. Loves to perform with her clogging class and for piano recitals. She is such a great daughter, and is adored by both her younger brother and sister.
Our energetic, loving six year old son. Loves to spoil his mom and sisters. He is dad's buddy and wrestling companion. He has such a tender heart and loves to please. He is quick to make friends with anyone who will let him. He loves sports, and is getting very good at many of them especially his favorite soccer. T is always willing to be the goof and get a laugh out of people. Loves going to kindergarten, and being a brother to both of his sisters.
Dreyken prefers to be refered to as "Daddy's Butterfly Princess" and that describers her exactly. She is very girly girl, and loves to were tutu's and dresses that spin. She loves to dance and sing and has quite the stubborn streak running through her. She loves to laugh and play with others. She is a Daddy's girl all the way and has him wrapped around her tiny little finger. She loves both her brother and sister and trys to be just a big as they are.