Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our First Fall Outing

This Saturday, the kids and I went on our first fall outing. We headed to our town's Fall Family Fest. It's put on by the park district each year. We've gone since Levi was just a little baby. It's held at a local park and has some simple fall activities to enjoy.

There were pony rides-a highlight for our little cowboy...not so much for our cowgirl. She was content to watch the ponies rather than ride them.

We spent a little time in the petting zoo with the very hungry sheep, goats, ducks, and a potty-bellied pig.

We picked out some pumpkins. Lillian's very much on the move so I can hardly get her to sit still.

We went on a hay ride. It's nearly impossible these days to get a picture of both my kids looking at the same time.

Last stop was the balloon lady where she fashioned Levi a sword and belt. Before heading home, we also stopped by a new shop in downtown Crystal Lake. It's called Reclaimed and features things made by a variety of local artists. It's a nice mix of upcycled furniture, rustic wood signs, and lots of great gifts.

We are just getting going with our fall outings--lots more to come in the next few months.

If you visit the park district's website, you can catch a glimpse of Levi with his balloon sword on the second page of the gallery.


  1. Looks fun! That pic of Levi and Lil is adorable. I know those are tough to get right now. We were celebrating Defeat of Jesse James Days this weekend. It was exhausting but super fun. Miss you guys!

  2. Looks like so much fun! I remember those outings well. Enjoy. xo