The Widick Family

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Carving our pumpkin
This year we made a cat face.  Josie and I were very proud of how it turned out! 

Owl treats we made for Josie's friends.
Happy Hallooooooween! 

Trunk-or-Treat at church with Braden as Batman

Halloween Party at Crieve Hall Preschool
Trick-or-treating at school
Josie and Ella Tate
Josie's class with Grumpy (Ms. Sandra's husband) dressed as Grumpy

Daddy's little bumblebee!  Trick-or-treat, buzz buzz, thank you! 
Ms. Chumley's Open House

Monday, October 15, 2012

Walden Farm Field Trip

Happy Fall!!!
Josie goes to preschool 2 days a week at Crieve Hall Church of Christ.  Today, they had a field trip to a pumpkin patch.   We started our tour with a hayride around the farm.  During the hayride, we played "I Spy" with a list of things we were supposed to look for:  a cowboy hat, a spider, candy corn, a girl scarecrow, a white pumpkin, etc.  Next, our class got to play in the Hay Bale Maze, which the kids really enjoyed.  It was set up inside a barn and ended with a slide.  Then we got to play in the corn crib and then see some animals.  The piglets were Josie's favorite.  They were eating, and one of them had climbed up on top of the other two in order to reach the food.  Josie got to pick 2 pumpkins (one for her and one for me).  Then we made our way through the corn maze and finished up our tour pumping water from the well.  It was all a lot of fun and we had a great time!  
Friends from church -- Josie, Abbey & Braden
Corn Maze

Pumping water from the well
Ms. Sandra's Class

Hay Bale Maze

Josie and the prize watermelon
Playing with the dried corn

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkins & GW's Fall Fest

At the pumpkin patch on Tuesday, Josie picked out some little pumpkins to take home.  We decided to glue foam, eyes and pipe cleaners on them to decorate them.  Her favorites are the bats.  

Mommy Bat (because it's bigger)
Baby Bat (because it's smaller)


 Today was our church's Fall Fest.  Granny White does this on a Saturday in October as a community outreach event.  Every year there's free food, inflatables, a petting zoo, car show, and face painting.  This year we had live music and a train for the kids (which was a big hit!).   Josie had a great time playing in the bouncy house and on the huge slide.  She also got her face painted and asked them to paint a pig (even though they offered princesses, butterflies and flowers.  Sometimes she is so random....).   I had signed up to help with the greeting station and she was my little helper for a bit.  It was a lot of fun and we had a TON of visitors!
Face Painting
Josie's cute pig
Helping at the Greeter's Station

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lannom Farms, The Pumpkin Place

 While on Fall Break this week, we took the opportunity to go the Lannom Farm Pumpkin Patch with my sister-in-law, Mary Anne, and her son John Derrick.  Josie and John Derrick are the youngest cousins, and this was a fun outing for them together.  This farm does a great job of having a lot of activities for younger kids to do.
If John Derrick's glasses were tinted, they'd look like the Men in Black.
The Creepy Crawl
Digging in the Corn Crib

Hay Bale Maze

Starting the Corn Maze (this was actually a Sorghum Molasses Maze) 
Milking the cow
Hay Ride!
Big Tunnel Slide -- This thing was AWESOME!  Mary Anne and I enjoyed it as much as the kids!
John Derrick, Josie and Aunt Mary Anne
Silly cousins!
This scarecrow only had 1 button eye.  When Josie sat down beside it, she closed one of her eyes too.  Silly girl!