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Adele’s First Fall Festival of Love! October 17, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 4:10 am
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Irving and I started a tradition in 2005 where we visit a farm in LA each year and call it the “Fall Festival of Love”. It’s a fun excuse to get out of the city and experience a bit of ‘the country’ for a day. Last year when we went, we had just found out we were pregnant!

This is me recreating what my big belly looked like just four months ago!


I remember thinking how fun it would be ‘a year from now’ when our baby was here with us! Crazy what a difference a year can make!

Of course, the day we went, it was 90+ degrees out and it most definitely didn’t feel like fall (so annoying). But we made the most of it. It was an awesome day.

Stuff like this is so much fun as an adult, but to experience it with a baby too gives it a whole new meaning. I was SO excited to show Adele the pumpkins and look at the farm animals. I’m sure it will only be more fun the older she gets too.
We are so lucky to have such an easy-going baby. Despite the super hot weather, Adele was a champ and seemed happy no matter where we put her.

Can’t quite sit up yet. haha whoops!

She was fascinated by the pumpkins. She’s so curious about everything!

I love these shots of Adele with her daddy.

Hey, mom was here too!

I’m so excited to create memories for Adele. I know she won’t really remember these things we’re doing now since she’s too little, but I want to establish the tradition of doing fun family things.

Some of these cute photos are courtesy of Erica!

I can promise a few more Adele-In-The-Pumpkins posts. Too many cute pictures for just one entry. Stay tuned!





The October Recap! November 3, 2011

Filed under: Food,Friends,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 8:25 am
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Hi friends! Sorry, I know it’s been a few weeks since blogging last! I’m here! We’ve just been insanely busy. We haven’t been home for more than two weekends in a row since the beginning of June. Now that it’s November, it’s starting to catch up with me. I’m excited to stay put for a couple of weeks now.

But let’s rewind. Back on October 22, we went with our friends Janet and Noah (and baby) and Erika and Timmy (and baby) to a pumpkin patch up in Simi Valley. Irving and I started this tradition years ago and called it “The Fall Festival of Love”.

We had a great time walking around the farm and seeing all the animals. They had all kinds of animals to look at and feed.

Even though it’s 90* in LA, who says you can’t at least pretend it’s fall here?


We attempted to find our way out of the corn maze, but six adults and two kids wasn’t enough to figure it out. We got lost for half an hour and then decided to walk back out the entrance in favor of grabbing lunch instead. HAHA Maybe next year!

We had a GREAT time with our friends enjoying the morning together.  (PS. why didn’t we get a group picture?!)

One weekend later, we took the Amtrak train down to San Diego to meet up with Jake and Janie (Irving’s aunt and uncle). We spent the weekend relaxing by the pool, taking walks along the beach and exploring Coronado Island. (I know, tough life, right?)

While New England was getting a blizzard, we were napping poolside. My mom and sister kept texting me pictures of the snow.
(I know it was mean, but I texted back a picture of a palm tree). haha

The rest of our weekend was spent watching this guy. He talked back to us and mimicked our actions, it was so cool!

Finally, Halloween night was a BLAST. We had some friends over and hung out before walking around the neighborhood.
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Doesn’t your trick-or-treat night look like this?

There were parties in the streets, DJs spinning in front yards, haunted houses to enter and plenty of awesome decorations to see.


This guy had a whole pirate ship in his front yard!

We had so much fun walking around with our friends. We were out for two hours and could have done a couple more, but we were getting tired.

So there you have it. The cliff-notes version of where we’ve been for the past few weeks. Regular blogging should return soon.

The winner of the Football Snacks giveaway is Janie! I’ll notify you via email. Thanks!


The Fall Festival of Love October 3, 2010

Irving and I started a tradition a few years back that we appropriately deemed The Fall Festival of Love. 🙂 It’s a day to forget we live in Los Angeles, go out, find some pumpkins and enjoy some fall themed festivities.

A quick history:

2005 – Faulkner Farms
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2006 – Riley’s Farm
It rained that year and we didn’t feel like trucking through the mud to get a pumpkin. We tried!
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2007 – Underwood Farm


….we skipped a few years after that…

2010 – Underwood Farm (Again!)

This time, we went with our friends Erika and Timmy = built in photographers. 🙂


It’s a huge farm up in Simi Valley (with lots of pumpkins).



It was “Public Safety Weekend” there, so they had tons of firetrucks and cop cars and fun stuff for the husbands kids.
One of the highlights was the giant ‘pumpkin drop’! They had two firemen climb a HUGE ladder and then they dropped pumpkins filled with candy to the ground! (Kind of like a Fall Themed Pinata?)

There they go!



And then all the kids ran over to get their candy!


Including that big kid in Orange!

They have a big farm too, for all the adults kids to enjoy.
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Next up was the Corn Maze!


Seems easy, but it was quite confusing!



How do we get out?


But finally (with the help of some little kids), we made it to the end!

Nice job, babe!


And then… it was pumpkin time!





And some pics in the patch!


Farmer Irving wanted to drive the tractor!

Random Fact: Irving knows how to juggle!

Somewhere in between all the fun, we had lunch. There were so many great options to choose from. I started with the spiraled yams!


I also got a fresh roasted corn on the cob!

Irving got a French Dip with Chili Cheese fries! (I think he’s fist bumping the camera!)

Unpictured was the fresh tomato (right off the vine) that I ate as a snack later. There is nothing like a fresh garden tomato, let me tell you.

And that, my friends, was the 5th Annual Fall Festival of Love!


Third Annual Fall Festival of Love! October 14, 2007

Filed under: Love — Kelocity @ 3:46 pm
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The Third Annual
"Kelley & Irving Fall Festival of Love"
October 14, 2007

For the third year in a row, we’ve been looking forward to this day all year long. And this year did not disappoint. We were originally going to go to a farm in Oak Glen, but then we found out they weren’t open on Sundays. So instead, we found Underwood Family Farms and decided to give it a try. The weather was perfect, the pumpkins were ripe, and we had a blast. Here’s some of the pictures. Enjoy!

First thing we did when we got there was eat. We wanted some real finger-licking good New England style county fair food…. we had burgers, fresh spiral potatoes, home-made donuts and fresh-squeezed lemonade (with a Red Vine for a straw…that’s a Twizzler to all you east-coasters).

And what better way to burn off all that greasy farm food than by getting lost in a corn maze for a half hour? We were thinking "it’s just a home-made corn field.. how hard can it be"? Let me tell you… it was so hard!! We were going in circles forever!

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Here’s me, stuck in the corn maze (still drinking my lemonade!)

Finally, with the help of some boyscouts and kids who are smarter than we are, we made it to the top! Check out the view! Look how impossible that maze is! It was HUGE!
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A section of the pumpkin patch.
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The Harvest Festival (with the tractor parade in the front..more on that below!)
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Then, it was off to take some pictures and find the perfect pumpkin!
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((We interrupt the viewing of this photoshoot to introduce you to……The Cow Train.))
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Ok, back to the photoshoot:
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A little fuzzy, but at least the tractor was in focus!
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Irving, did you fall asleep in the pumpkin patch?
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We picked fresh vegetables, right off the vine. There’s nothing like tomatoes and peppers straight from the garden!
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And when we got home… we cut up the veggies, and we baked them into fresh veggie pizzas. MMMmmm!! Look at how many veggies were on that thing!
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Tasty! And full of vitamins. haha
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Who’s hungry?


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