Anderson Farms 2010
Happy Friday everyone! Just had to say it, it’s a good day. :)
Every year in the fall, we go to Anderson Farms. It’s a huge farm that has a pumpkin patch, animals, and a few farm-ish type rides. The kiddos get to pet buffaloes, HUGE cows, goats, and llamas, and of course pick out their own pumpkins! I wish I could say that I go for Kaden every year, but the truth is that I really, really love going. Autumn is by far my favorite season, and this is a big festival every weekend to celebrate it! This year we went with some new friends, some old friends, and family. Every year the crowd changes, but every year we have SO much fun!
Check this out… I know that I live in an amazing state. I was born here, (yes a rarity – a NATIVE!) and I don’t want to live anywhere else. Yes, I love to travel, but my home is really here in Colorado. I had a friend in town from another state, and he looked at the mountains then back at me and said “you see that every DAY!?” Yep, that’s right folks, every, single, DAY. And I love it!
Gorgeous right? That’s the farm, on our ride out to the pumpkin patch. Anderson Farms also has an amazing corn maze – and they have little stations where you have to punch your card, so that you can fill it out. This year they also did something like CSI – but FSI. That’s right people, Farm Scene Investigation. The farmer went missing, and you had to go through the corn maze to find clues. Kind of like the game Clue – narrow it down, based on what you find. They’re so creative, how cool is that?
This llama is looking at you. Thinking “don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.” She looked right into my camera, like she knew she was going to be an online celebrity. She knew someone out there would be looking for her. Maybe there’s some sort of llama modeling agent, looking for new talent. The hen house had some hot chicks too. Oh excuse me, some cute chicks!
Now HOW can you resist this little guy? Not even a week old, and you should hear him talk! Or bleat. Or baah. Or whatever the word is for a goat talking. It was just to DIE FOR adorable! And no, Kaden didn’t piss off the farm people. The lady in the picture was actually very nice, I’m not sure why she looks so angry.
Kaden and Braden have been going to Anderson for several years now, and every year, they have to run on top of the hay maze. And every year, Braden’s mother and I are standing underneath, cringing at the thought of broken legs and wrists while we watch them jump across the openings. But every year, they emerge, unscathed. This year they took a moment to show me their zombie faces. Quick, do a double take – are those little boys? Or horrible zombies!
Check out this cutie. This is a new friend, Landon. On their way out, he was actually asleep – he had that much fun. That’s right, I really am that cool, we wear out the little ones. Okay so maybe it wasn’t me, maybe it was the farm. But still, ya never know.
The barrel train is a must every year!
These two little guys belong to my gorgeous cousin Lorynne. Braden and Noah are super sweet kiddos, although not surprising given their parents. Braden and Kaden are buddies, and they’ve really lucked out the past few years because they were the only grandchildren – SPOILED. Now Noah is here, and even though I thought it might decline, I was wrong. All three of them are super spoiled!
The entire family – I told you she was gorgeous. Chuck asked Lorynne to marry him, and the wedding is next year. Chuck is sooo sweet, but Lorynne is still my cousin, so I have to say it: Chuck, you’re marrying up dude. ;)
How is it that I have such beautiful friends and family? This family is just adorable – Erik, Janet and Miles. Erik and Tom used to play together in a band, so Janet and I met at some gigs. We hit it off, and now the guys joke that we’re better friends than they are. (Brats!) Their little boy Miles looks JUST like the baby in the commercials. I didn’t even notice it until recently! They are so incredibly sweet, and expecting number two. Lucky kids, to have parents like them!
And then the end… :) It’s become a tradition to get this picture, on the wagon, at Anderson Farms. And yes, Kaden has picked up the stupid hand signal that I HATE – thank you Tom, love you honey. Seriously, it drives me crazy. So we compromise – we get some shots that have the hands up, and some without. So why is it that the best shots usually end up to be the ones with the hand signal? *sigh*
Have a great weekend everyone!