Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jakers Jack-o-lantern's!

Saturday we visited Jaker's in Springville UT, I had been talking to some co-workers and friends about where a good pumpkin patch around these parts was. Growing up in Cedar I always enjoyed our trip to the pumpkin patch in Paragonah I have really never been to any other, considering I never knew of any other pumpkin patches because there werent very many to choose from around there :) But now we live in a place where there is a pupkin patch just about at every corner, and most of the big ones require you to pay and entry fee plus the price of the pumpkins you pick! Well Jaker's has a lot more going for them that just the fact that its all free (except for the pumkins, but they are VERY reasonable priced) its loads of fun, feels like a REAL pumpkin patch, not to carnival like the others and we seriously could have spent all day there just playing in the ginormous pit of corn kernals! ( I seriously want a corn box instead of a sand box now haha!)

They had a two mazes constructed out of hay bales, you could go through without getting corn husks stuck in your hair or bugs all over you, or coming out all itchy, Grant sure had fun in the big maze climbing and jumping from hay stack to haystack, and playing king of the mountain.

ahhhhh... the corn box! Only thing bad about it was coming out of the corn box with an "ear of corn" ! haha! Sorry I just had to. The petting zoo was also fun, they had a reindeer, kangaroo, and a GIANT pig! It was seriously the size of a good size calf!

Despite the heat... which by the way was a blazing 80 degrees! Grant was getting discouraged in the hunt for the "perfect" pumpkin due to the heat, but we ended up taking home 2 of the best lookin pumpkins out of the whole bunch! Oh we also bought a few of those orange things too :)
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A "spooktacular" time !

We LOVE Halloween time here at the Copley house, in fact most of our FHE's this month end in some kind of goolish craft :)

One thing we can't go without making are White Choclate caramel apples sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, in fact we have made them twice now and I am sure we will be making them all through November too!

This was one of the kids favorite crafts, Mad scientist jars with creepy crawlies! So easy and they look so neat when they are all together!
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When I Grow Up....

This is a phrase that I hear often at the beginning of almost ALL of Grant's sentances these days. The Orem fire station is just down the street from where we live, as we were taking daddy to school we noticed that it was a bit busier than usual around the fire station, there were school buses, cars lined up on the side of the road and lots of people gathered in the firestation parking lot. So we decided to check it out on the way back. It turned out that they were having their annual public safety festival and so we joined in on the festivities, and we were so glad we did! The kids enjoyed FREE popcorn and cotton candy, fireman hats and badges! There were different demonstrations involving fire, how they rescue people from car accidents, CPR, explosions, and they even had a house that was filled with "smoke" that the kids could practice escaping the right way. It was very informative for the parents (it actually made me think of going an buying a fire extinguisher...... which I still might) and hands on learning and fun for the kids, it made for a great feild trip that day :) So Grant's sentance for the day to me was "When I grow up I want to be a real live fireman!"

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