Sunday, October 3, 2010


Here are the three girls with the shirts I did for them at the Fall Festival yesterday at Newport News City Park after they had their faces painted.

A family tradition we started few years ago...daughter, her husband and three babies get in their car, we get in our car, some years her husband's parents get in their car, his brother and his family gets in their car and we head over to Surry County to College Run Farm to pick pumpkins. This year son-in-law's parents and his brother and his family didn't go because of other commitments but the rest of us went and our oldest grandson rode with us. We picked pumpkins, afterward we had delicious homemade vanilla and pumpkin ice-cream they have for sale there. And shopped in their gift shop.

We go across the JRB---James River Bridge which is 4-1/2 miles long to go Isle of Wight County. Ride past fields of cotton, soy beans, peanuts, corn, etc. to Surry County where more fields of the same growing.

And we start seeing fields of pumpkins and know we are nearing College Run Farm.

Laura with a little pumpkin she picked

Here are some of the family checking out which ones they want and picking their favorites.

Emily said she must have her bling-bling purse if shopping for pumpkins

Rachel with her gourd

Some of the pumpkins I got at College Run Farm.

More of them...
Later today and tomorrow I need to get my stuff down and out for wheelbarrows, porch and area around scarecrows need a lot of sprucing up.


Barb said...

What fun...great pictures and just love the girls in their shirts you did...soooooo cute!

quiltingnana said...

lovely fall pictures...the weather looked great for a fun day

Laurie said...

The first post of yours I ever read was your house done up for Halloween. Looking forward to your pictures this year Elaine, I remember how great they were!

andsewon said...

Yes you all picked the nicest day to come over on this side!
Wish I had known would have come see ya! It is not far to CRF on our back roads.
Did not make year NNFest this year.
You will have to tell me all about it.
Big crowd? nice crafts?