Sunday, October 2, 2011

finally fall...

...except that when we arrived at Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls, Mother Nature had apparently not gotten the memo that fall had officially arrived and it was 103 stinkin degrees.
Still, my babies share my love for fall and they were determined to make the best of it.

We packed as much as we could into a short visit-- sadly, the flowers and barrel train were a bust this year-- and the pumpkin ice cream has never tasted as good as it did on our way out.

In the end, we came home with our family of pumpkins. So it may still feel like summer outside, but fall has definitely arrived at our house, and that makes me one happy mama.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


A highly anticipated day by a certain little boy.

("Mama, dat's THOMAS!")

I had been up north for a few days at a teaching conference, but there was no way that I was going to miss seeing my boy meet his favorite train.

I'm so glad I didn't have to. He was in wide-eyed, complete awe.

We took a short ride backwards (yikes) and then back to the station.

Someone was a bit put off by the obvious lack of little girls on that train but still enjoyed herself.

We left with a pledge to never wash the area where they'd been given temporary Thomas tattoos (ha), slightly annoying train whistles and a little boy with some serious choo choo fever. :)