Yesterday was snowy! So of course the first thing that comes to mind is "winter is coming". As I started to think about that I began to appreciate what a wonderful fall we had. It seems like the fall weather this year was a lot warmer than previous years. We were able to do a bunch of fun activities without worrying about bundling up.
Our first fall-like activity was a trip to Cascade Springs in American Fork canyon. We went when the fall leaves were at their peak and it was so beautiful. Andy and I would go to Cascade Springs a lot when we were dating and we love to take the family there now.
Next was our annual trip to see the witches a Gardner's Village. The kids love to do this every year. This year we made it extra fun by going on a scavenger hunt for witches.
We also took a trip to Wheeler Farm. The kids had a lot of fun looking at all of the farm animals, but of course their favorite part was playing on the tractors.
Every year we go to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point. Ethan and Hallie could have spent the entire time there playing with the water pumps sending the rubber duckies back and forth. This year Ethan was finally brave enough to enter the big haunted lizard (or whatever that is). He has been wanting to do it for years and this time he finally had enough courage.
Our last fall activity so far was our families annual pumpkin carving night. We start off the night by eating chili and then move on to the carving. We say that it is for the kids but as you can see it ends up being more about Andy and me. This year I carved Sponge Bob and Andy carved Darth Vader. Ethan hammered light bright type lights into his pumpkin and Hallie painted hers. It was a fun night and has been a great fall.