Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Local pumpkin patch

Since our pumpkin patch fail over the weekend, we decided to go to a local patch. I called the 2 in town today and one said they didn't have any left to pick but had plenty to choose from. The other one said, after hesitation, that they did have some left for picking. We decided to go to the first since neither of us had been there. I was excited about the hay ride, only to get there to be 1 of 3 people there. I asked the cashier and she said they only do school hayrides during the week but had one at 3:30(it was 2:15) if we wanted to get on that one if there was room. "No thanks, we won't be here that long" so off we went to look for our already picked pumpkins.


Those lashes....

Waving to somebody.

"Yay" for pumpkins!

No she's not walking completely unassisted but she wanted to here! She was letting go of our hands. Hopefully soon she will be walking around and not just back and forth in between us.

Alan's is the biggest pumpkins and Madison's is the curly Q stemmed one. Boiled peanuts, apple cider slushies and caramels.

We will be carving them tomorrow and I will post pictures by the weekend :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Patch fail.

I heard about this Orchard and thought it would be fun to take Madison to get some pumpkins and to see the Fall leaves in the mountains. We get there and there are people everywhere! Buses, cars, truckloads.. Tons of people! We walk up and there's a huge line that we thought was for the entrance. We stand in line for a few minutes and then I ask the lady behind us if this was the line to get in and she said "It's the donut line".. There were probably 75 people in line for donuts. Donuts. So we get out of line and go in. PPeople are carrying basket fulls of apples and we don't see one pumpkin. They have some pumpkins already cut out by the donut line but we don't see any people carrying pumpkins, only apples. We walk around a bit and find no pumpkin patch. I decided to pull up the site and found that we missed the pumpkin picking season by about a month :( We get some apple cider slushies(yum!) and a caramel/chocolate apple for me. When we leave, about an hour after getting there, the lady behind us in the donut line is finally at the window to get her donuts. We head to Hendersonville-our favorite town!  We park downtown and walk to a local place to eat and then we get ice cream at Marble Slab and then we head to try to find another pumpkin patch, with not much luck. We went to one that had no pumpkins on the vine. So we head home and decide we will go to the local patch this coming week. Their site says it's 'picking' season so we'll see! Bring on the pictures!

She really liked that spider!

Silly girl!

..and sleepy girl!

If you know or have been around M the past month or so, she is so curious about everything. She will *gasp* *point* and then say her version of "What's that?" (sounds like "Sat")


..and "sat?"

You can see the pretty Fall leaves in the background

Mountains on the way home

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breakfast cookies

 I found this recipe and decided to try it for Madison to snack on. I cut the dried cranberries up in hopes she could eat them. They are too chewy for her to eat so I guess next go round, I will leave them out :) I like them and they are a good snack and good for you. No added sugar and no flour. You can add nuts or chocolate chips(if you need it sweeter) or whatever you want to add.


1 1/2 cup oats
1 tspn cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup flax meal
2 1/2 cups dried fruit(cranberries, raisins, etc) or nuts
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil(I used olive oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients until combined. Add wet ingredients then mix until evenly mixed.

Scoop a well rounded tablespoon, roll in a ball and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten to 1" or so(I didn't do this) They will not flatten during baking.

Bake 20 minutes or until brown

She seemed to like them but then spit out the cranberries after trying to eat them.