Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy Fall!! How is it even possible that September is going by so quickly and it's now officially fall? A few weeks ago, we had really fallish weather -- very cool all day long and almost freezing temps at night. Now that it is officially fall, the forecast for this week is for temps 80+!! But, the change in the amount of daylight and how quickly it gets dark tells me that cooler weather is just around the corner.
Yesterday was a glorious, sunny day and we went to a Fall Festival put on a small church nearby. It was so much fun! Even better, Miss Maddy won two beanie baby bears -- that put her in a very good mood! I was off looking at the silent auction items for a bit while Maddy and Rick went to the cake walk. Funniest scene ever -- Rick, with his cane, in the cake walk towering over the others in the walk -- about 8 five and six-year old kids! It was hilarious! I missed the photo, but take my word for it, it was funny!
Fall is my favorite season of all. Now that it is officially here, it's time for me to really get busy and start some fall decorating. We would love to put some pumpkins out, but the squirrels in our neighborhood consider pumpkins to be breakfast, lunch and dinner and make a huge mess, so we'll have to figure something else out. Maddy and I are going to get busy with some projects soon.


Kim said...

I can't believe it's fall either. Love Maddy's little sweater. Glad to hear Mr. Tennis is getting out and about.

I'll have to find out when Disney on Ice is coming our way. Sounds like a great show.

Hope you have a great week!

Christy said...

Fun Fun Fun!!! I love fall and loive when it gets crisp and cool outside. I love the pictures of MAddy-- she looks so darn cute in her cute little sweater!! We are still living in 80+ dregree weather and who knows when it is going to cool down here in Southern California. It does cool down here but it takes until mid October for that to happen. Anyway, love the pics!!

Christy :)

Sandy Toes said...

She is a that brown sweater!
-Sandy toes

Lisa said...

Your Maddy is BEAUTIFUL!!! Fall is my favorite time of the year too! I just love it!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Maddy's sweater is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love looks adorable on her. What a sweet little girl!

Bridget said...

Maddy looks adorable in her cute brown sweater! We have been having warm weather as well - but I know it will change. The days are getting much shorter though but I do love fall. Hope you are off to the start of a good week! wish I could have sen the cake walk:)


ps - I spray my pumpkins and gords with a little mix of water and cayenne pepper and it keeps the squirrels and rabbits away. (it won't hurt them either)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love these photos of Maddy...the sweater is adorable...brown is one of my favorite colors...especially in the fall!!

The catholic school I attended as a child always had a fall festival.....and we all looked forward to the cake walk....I could just imagine Rick with all the kids....very funny....where is your camera when you need it!!

Yes....fall is definitely here..HOORAY!


Kate said...

Darling pictures...Maddy is adorable!!!

Rebecca said...

Cute pictures of Maddy!!

I am so excited it's fall. :) It's my favorite season!!

How about gourds? Will the squirrels eat those too??? :)

Jennifer said...

Great pictures of Maddy! I love Fall too!


missy said...

Happy Fall to you, too! I just LOVE this time of the year. I love these pics of Maddy. She is such a gorgeous little girl.

I am glad you all had a good Fall celebration. Sounds like dad provided some laughs. Glad he is doing well.

Jodee Leader said...

Great pictures of Miss M. She looks fabulous in chocolate!

Sounds like the fall festival was a blast. Mr. Tennis cracks me up!

Sharon said...

GREAT shots of your beautiful angel!! Happy Fall to you too!!! Hope you share your decorating ideas!!

Shari said...

Yay for fall!!! I would love to have seen Rick in the cake walk!! That is so funny!! Too bad they didn't win a cake!

Felicia said...

Looks like Miss Boo is ready for fall in her cute little sweater. It's my favorite time of year.

Kerry said...

Sounds like you are all off to a great start enjoying fall fun.

Maddy has a darling smile. My G wants to grow her bangs out just like your Maddy's. We'll see if we make it.

Would love to have seen your hubby walking the cake walk. I bet Maddy loved having him there.
Hugs and have fun decorating.

Rachel said...

Fall is my favorite season, too. I love the changing colors, apple picking, fall festivals, and the crisp evenings. Of course, I don't like knowing that cold weather is coming!

I love Maddy's sweater. Where is it from? I'm in search of winter clothing for Lily!


Lori said...

Maddy looks so cute! Fall festivals are always so festive and just such a fun time!
Maybe you could try 'faux' pumpkins, they make them look so real nowadays and save the real ones for indoors?

this is the story said...

Same weather we're having here but that cold IS just around the corner! Love Maddy's sweater!

Donna said...

Same here...beautiful fall weather last week - so I packed away all of Emma's summer clothes. Now it's in the mid-80s!

I'm with you though - fall is definitely my favorite season. It looks like Maddy likes it too!

Chris and Deb said...

Happy fall to you guys too! We have had the strangest September weather here too! In early Sept. we almost needed the heat and last weekend we had the AC on. Good luck with those squirrels too! We already have bites out of 2 of our pumpkins! I think I will have to try Bridget's tricks!