I thought I should get this post out before winter is upon us.
About 2-3 weeks ago my daughter, Lily and I stopped to see the annual Scarecrow Invasion in a nearby town. It really is amazing seeing scarecrows all through the downtown area and extending out of town. They are literally everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. As I pass through this town on a regular basis, I'm able to enjoy seeing them for a little while. They also have a scarecrow parade which I've never been to. Maybe next year, I know Lily would love it.
In the park.
They had many musicians in the park, one of which was Michael Jackson.
On the day I took these photos, I had decided to take Lily to a roadside stand to buy some pumpkins and gourds for decorating and also some fresh picked apples. I wanted her to experience the joys of Autumn and all it's splendor. The first place we stopped at I bought some gourds and apples. The owner was so pleased with Lily's manners that she gave her two small apples, she helped her squeeze one of these apples into her pocket. I also bought Lily her own personal tiny pumpkin (gourd). She was absolutely thrilled. She has actually slept with it a few times lol.
Lily had never seen a scarecrow before, or at least remembered seeing one in her 3 short years. We tried to get her to stand beside it for a photo but she was scared of it's arms blowing in the breeze.
With some encouragement, we were able to convince her it wasn't going to hurt her.
She was hooked, she now wanted her photo taken with "every" scarecrow.
Since we were only able to buy baking pumpkins at this roadside stand, we decided to drive onto the next market. As we went through town, her mom and I decided to take a few photos of the scarecrows (seen above).
Then, onto Grandma Lambe's we went, We went into their sweet, little store first and Lily was just in awe of everything. I love watching her enthusiasm and excitement.
After leaving the store, I proceeded to place a purchase in my car. Lily got very concerned and said, "but I don't want to go in Gammy's car". LOL. Normally it's not a problem but she had spotted the pumpkins.
Lily trying to pick up a pumpkin. That didn't work!
I hope everyone enjoyed a touch of Autumn and a tour of the Scarecrow Invasion.
~ Kelly ~
As I am finishing up this post, my husband came to me with a half eaten apple. He found it on our bed. Hmmm...I wonder who put it there??????