This afternoon a moms group from our church went to a farm in Ojai to pick apples and see animals (they called it a petting farm, but seeing as how the animals are behind fences, you can’t really pet them). The kids had a blast. Then just the kids and I went to this vegetarian restaurant/market up there that serves mainly things they’ve grown themselves.
We went to the Underwood Family Farms Harvest Festival with these guys. It was so much fun and unlike other Harvest Festivals I have been to in the past, there was actually a fall harvest there to celebrate (like veggies and other farm stuff). I picked up a couple pumpkins that I will be turning into some homemade puree for pie and soup. There was lots to do there and all the kids had a blast.
We wore our Autumn attire:
Some of us did in fact get “corn-fused” in the corn maze…
…but thanks to a friendly guide we finally made our way out.
There were lots of games and activities. Bean and her cousins had a lot of fun in the bean bin (very appropriate).
Bean got measured at the “How tall this Fall?” photo spot (cheeseball, I know, but I did it anyway).
We of course saw a lot of pumpkins and tractors.
And when we got home we were just plain tuckered out.
Special thanks to Cara for being the only one of us to actually remember to bring a camera so we could document it all. 🙂
Everyone else went back to hang out some more, but I just needed to go home take some Unisom+B6 and hit the hay. Bean also was way cranky and needed to sleep. So we skipped out on the Mario Kart till 2am and did just that.
Next morning we woke up bright and early again. This is what happens when you have a baby, no more sleeping in. Not wanting to spend $20 a meal anymore Stephen decided to head to the grocery store for some breakfast items. The time elapse from when I felt hungry and should have eaten to when I actually ate wound up being far too long and I barfed just before enjoying a bowl of cereal. My stomach felt gross the rest of the day, but I didn’t want to be cooped up in the apartment while everyone I knew was having fun. I trudged on.
We headed back over to my sister-in-law’s house before driving to Somis to pick blueberries. I really enjoyed doing this!
We got so many really good, really big blueberries. I am going to have to figure out some recipes to use them all in. Hopefully I’ll feel up to baking at some point this week. I also have some brown bananas that need to be made into my favorite banana chocolate chip bread.
Then we all had lunch at Natural Cafe. It was my third time there and I have to say I am not a big fan. I should have snuck over to Daphne’s with half our crew. Though Daphne’s is also a bit of a disappointment after you’ve had Flame & Skewers. Mmm. Next time I’m in Bakersfield I am so eating there.
I still felt crappy the rest of the day. Wound up taking some Unisom at 4ish and when it finally kicked in two hours later I no longer felt pukey, but could not keep my eyes open. I don’t know why it took so long to work that time.
Stephen woke me up to eat dinner. He grilled some corn on the cob we got at the farm, garlic bread and chicken. It was all pretty good, but I just wasn’t up to eating much. Then Bean and I went to bed at 9pm.
And now we are in recovery mode from the weekend.