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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ready or Not, Here IT Comes

It's true, IT is upon us!  What is "IT"?  Well, it is the crisp, cool air, the gorgeous leaves, the shorter days, pumpkin flavor bursting out of any and EVERYTHING...a.k.a. FALL!  My very favorite time of the year...other than knowing that {gulp} winter is just around the corner.  I love pulling out the warm, cozy sweaters, sipping on pumpkin spice lattes & enjoying the Sever's Corn Maze with some good friends!  A while back, some of my friends started the ever-so-loved tradition of going to Sever's & then to someone's house for the infamous pumpkin carving contest.  If you know me and my {non} artistic ability, you can probably imagine why I no longer participate in the pumpkin carving.  Instead I socialize, drink, eat, drink, eat some more, socialize, have another drink and round it out with stuffing my face with even more food :)

This year we picked the most perfect day to hit up Sever's!  It was absolutely gorgeous outside...probably one of the last the state of MN will see until next June {no, really, I'm not even joking}!

Dafney and I arrived a few minutes before everyone, which allowed me to snap a few extra photos to capture her first time participating in this legendary tradition :)

The first thing that caught the kiddos' eye was the tire playground.  There's something about climbing & sand that seems to attract children.  This had both!

After playing in the tire playground, we hit up the corn maze.  This year it was in the shape of Minnesota...awe :)  We spent what felt like DAYS an hour or so in the corn maze & found our way out!  At first Dafney wanted nothing to do with the maze, but once she saw her little buddies B & B, she was all about it.  She thought it was SO funny to run through the corn {such a little stinker}!

After the maze, we hit up the ever-so-popular CORN PIT!  All the kids {big & little} had a blast jumping in, throwing {haha, we're those people} & playing in the corn!  Seriously, how can I get one of these in my backyard?

It didn't take Danfey long to realize how much FUN this big corn pit was!  She loved burying her mama :)  And even jumped off the side into the pit a couple of times!!

After we had our corn-pit fill, we headed off to see the "choo-choo" as Dafney calls it.  She has this new obsession with trains {I sense a train set in her Christmas future}!  I think this might have been her favorite part of the whole day!

My favorite part was being able to do something fun with my little girl!  Love, love, love her ♥

Afterwards, we went to our friend, Tim's house for some grub, drinks & pumpkin carving!  It was the perfect way to round out the weekend!

The pumpkin carving artists...

...and their masterpieces!

Seriously, my friends have some major pumpkin carving talent!!

Here's to another successful {& fun} Sever's trip...I'm already excited for next year ;)


  1. I want to squeeze Dafney!!! She is so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. You are too sweet! I will give her a squeeze for you :)