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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
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….we skipped a few years after that…

2010 – Underwood Farm (Again!)

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

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It’s a huge farm up in Simi Valley (with lots of pumpkins).
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It was “Public Safety Weekend” there, so they had tons of firetrucks and cop cars and fun stuff for the husbands kids.
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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?)
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There they go!
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1…2….3…
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GO!
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And then all the kids ran over to get their candy!
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Including that big kid in Orange!
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They have a big farm too, for all the adults kids to enjoy.
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Next up was the Corn Maze!
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Seems easy, but it was quite confusing!
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How do we get out?
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But finally (with the help of some little kids), we made it to the end!
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Nice job, babe!
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And then… it was pumpkin time!
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And some pics in the patch!
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Farmer Irving wanted to drive the tractor!
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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!
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YUM!
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I also got a fresh roasted corn on the cob!
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Irving got a French Dip with Chili Cheese fries! (I think he’s fist bumping the camera!)
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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!
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Third Annual Fall Festival of Love! October 14, 2007

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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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THE TRACTOR PARADE!
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Then, it was off to take some pictures and find the perfect pumpkin!
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LET THE PHOTOSHOOT BEGIN!
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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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