02 November 2010

Pumpkin Picking

This year Mike and I took the kids Pumpkin Picking on Columbus Day. We thought it would be perfect since school was closed for Jenna and daycare was closed for Michael. What a beautiful day it was! The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and it was warm, but still had the hint of fall in the air.

We headed out to the South Fork this year, to Southampton. I haven't been out that way in a while, my old college stomping grounds. We hit the big pumpkin farm and apparently everyone else had the same idea because it was packed! The kids had a lot of fun playing and picking out our pumpkins.

After a quick lunch, we walked around Southampton Town to window shop - only shopping I can afford out that way! Then we took the kids down to the beach. Again, not a cloud in the sky - it was so beautiful!

Heading home, we cut across to Riverhead so the kids could see the famous big Duck in Flanders. Jenna was amazed. The gift shop in the duck was open, so we got to browse around a bit. The kids were exhausted when we came home, but they really had a great day. Check out the pictures below.

Jenna and the big Duck in Flanders

Walking around Southampton.

We hit up a veggie stand on the way back.

Michael and his pumpkin

Everyone spread out and find a good pumpkin!

My 2 favorite sunflowers

Riding the cow

Riding the bus

1st Grade

So hard to believe Jenna started 1st Grade this year! She was very excited to be heading back to school to see all her friends. Many of the kids from her kindergarten class are in her 1st grade class. The first day of school was a beautiful day! What a way to start the school year. Michael and I walked Jenna up to the busstop and she was so excited to go. Even more excited that she didn't have to sit in the first seat of the bus since she is a big girl.

Out the door and ready to go.

Brother/sister shot

Getting on the bus.