Saturday, October 30, 2021

Halloween Jack-o'-Lanterns


Evan and James wanted to carve their own pumpkins.

They did a really good job.

I helped out but let them make their jack-o'-lanterns how they wanted.

Great job, boys!

With Halloween falling on a Sunday this year we're doing our own thing at the Ashcraft's and skipping the trick-or-treating this year. As we told Evan, don't worry: they'll get plenty of candy and treats.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Storybook Parade


Look at this little girl with her feet on the dining table.

Off to see the boys walk in the Storybook parade at school. James is a dragon from The Secret World of Dragons.

Here come the Kindergartners.

Evan is Harry Potter.

4th grade on the move.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

A Day at Riley's Farm


Off to Riley's Farm today.

We've been here before but have never done the activities at the Colonial Village.

First, a tractor ride-in.

We were greeted by a choir as we came in.

We were getting hungry so we stopped off at the Hawk's Head for some lunch.

Inside we enjoyed our meal with some live music.

Feeling much better with some food in our stomachs.

We even bought an apple pie from the bakery.

The kids each had some tickets to use for the activities.

James went right to candle making.

Hailey and Evan lined up for tomahawk throwing.

Aubrey and James were excited to watch.

 A little coaching.

Hailey stuck 2 tomahawks.

Evan getting some pointers.

His kept bouncing off the logs.

After that, Hailey and Evan wanted to make their own candles.

With repeated dips theirs became pretty fat.

We let the kids decide where to use their tickets.

At the far end was the blacksmith shop.

These 2 guys were fun to listen to about the "recent events" pre-Revolution.

They were making little trinkets you could buy with activity tickets.

Hailey bought a pewter musket ball and the boys bought little pewter rifle models.

Here's James playing with his rifle.

Friday, October 1, 2021



We have Hailey and Evan in piano lessons.

Aubrey's been watching and wanted to give it a try herself.