PART 1: Gilcrease Orchards
We got up bright and early and headed to Gilcrease Orchards, in order to look for some pumpkins. We thought it would be a fun experience to actually go to the pumpkin patch and pick them ourselves. Boy were we right! But pumpkins were only the beginning... the next thing we found were tomatoes. Not exactly "ripe" for the picking, but that was perfect because, well... anyone ever heard of fried green tomatoes? It's not just a movie you know! They had a ton of perfectly unripe green tomatoes, and Weston had a good time helping daddy find them.
We also found some beautiful okra, peppers, squash, melon, and eggplant (which comes from a lovely plant I thought)
Weston was funny about the eggplant. At first he liked it, and then he seemed afraid of it!Next came picking apples in the orchard... oh what fun! Weston's favorite part was putting the apples in the bag for us. What a big helper!He also helped pick a few that had fallen to the ground He even ventured to taste! They turned out to be fantastic apples - we made a huge pitcher of sweet, delicious apple juice out of them that we have enjoyed all week long. I wanted to make apple pie, but since I can't eat pie and Jason doesn't like apple pie (I know, difficult to imagine) we went for the juice instead.
PART 2: Breakfast and Beyond
We left Gilcrease Orchards happy but hungry! So, we did something we have only done one other time in our married life - we went out to breakfast. We headed off to Denny's, where I snapped a shot of my two hungry men:At last! Food never tasted so good. (Actually, it has. I just felt like saying that.)
I'm not exaggerating though when I say it was Weston's first time trying pancakes.After our divine breakfast (I say divine because I didn't have to make it or clean any dishes afterwards), we headed over to my mother-in-law's house to see their new chocolate lab puppy.
Weston loved Abby (the puppy), but not as much as his aunt Shae-Leigh and uncle Trevor
My cute hubby playing with the dog At this point, we felt like we had already had had such a wonderful, satisfying day. But the fun was not over. We just happened to walk by a garage sale in the neighborhood as it was shutting down for the day. There really wasn't much to see, so we only stopped for a moment. Just as we were about to leave, this man asks if we have a halloween costume yet for the little guy. I answer a little hesitantly because I'm not too excited about the prospect of buying some crusty old costume that has been sitting in a box in his garage for the last 20 years. (This is what I was imagining).
I was totally wrong! This guy had like 10 brand new Disney costumes, still with the tags on them. They were ALL super duper cute. And only $10 - try and beat that. I had such a hard time deciding which one, but finally settled on Nemo. As soon as we got home we tried it on. Isn't he adorable?He was so excited about the costume that I could hardly get him to stand still and get a good shot. Uncle Chris (Jason's brother) had come over for a few minutes. Weston kept giving him little kisses. It was precious. :)
The Nemo costume wasn't the only great deal we got that day. I have been trying to find a grill for Jason since Father's Day. Well, he ended up finding a heck of a deal. This beautiful baby was only $75! Is that awesome or what?