This past weekend we were up in Michigan to celebrate our niece Madison's baptism. We spent a few extra days there to enjoy some time with friends and family!
What's fall without a stop at Crane Orchards? The kids had a blast and we picked LOTS of apples!
Of course, we had to have lunch at the restaurant and enjoy hot cider and cider donuts when we were done!
And then the hard work began! "Aunt Haley" joined us for the applesauce-making extravaganza! I don't think she quite knew what she was getting herself into. We canned 35+ quarts and a handful of pints. We should be set for the year!
On Saturday morning, downtown Holland was having a trick or treating event with their stores. Anna and Elsa were going to be at one of the stores, so Kassidy was so excited to see them. In normal Kassidy fashion, she completely froze and refused to go close to them on her own. But she still talks about how fun it was to see them! :)
Getting candy from Olaf!
My mom happened to have Kassidy's Cinderella dress at her house to fix it and found an old pumpkin costume in the attic, so both kids were dressed for the occasion!
One of my dad's co-workers has started raising alpaca. He offered to meet us out at the farm in order to see the alpacas up close. Cameron LOVED them and tried to run at them the whole time. We spent most of our time chasing him around, trying to prevent him from being kicked. He couldn't get enough! Though Kassidy thought the alpaca were cool, she fell in love with George, the cat! I am not a cat lover, but this cat was the sweetest cat I've ever seen!
We spent Saturday night at Tri-Ponds Campground visiting our dear friends, the Rietemas! Cameron stayed home, but Kassidy had a blast with their girls. Tony and Chad made a huge leaf pile for the girls to play in! Today Kassidy told me that Sierra and Ellery are like her cousins. We sure love the time we have to spend with them!
And of course I don't have any pictures of the baptism, which is the whole reason we were there in the first place! But it was a ton of fun and Madison was cute as can be, even though she cried through most of it. :)