The Blaze

I am really falling behind with my blog here (and housework and meal prep and just about everything). Out of town guests at the beginning of the school year can really throw off the schedule!

Anyway, here is our visit to one of our absolute favorite events to attend during Halloween. We also planned a little bit better this year, so that made it a lot more enjoyable. Example: choosing the first time slot of the night was a lot less spooky for the kids and saved us tons of time by not having to deal with traffic. 

Right before entering the event. Mia wanted to tie her hoody around her shoulders like her ballet teacher does…haha

  

Emi at the first entrance point.

  

They have so many of these in the little courtyard outside of the food and gift tents…and we took pictures at every single one..I will save you the pain of viewing all of those.

  
  

Scary faces…and my extremely round face.

  
  

And we begin our walk…

  

Awesome Frankenstein…

  

Wedding cake made from carved pumpkins.

  

This tunnel changed colors to music. Very pretty.

    
  

A little Hocus Pocus

  
  

We walked over the Pumpkin Zee Bridge 😉

  

…and each of the girls chose this sucker as their treat for the ride home.

 

Short and sweet. We just snapped a few pics as we mainly wanted to just enjoy the atmosphere. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside

 Last weekend, we made our way toSunnyside  to learn a bit about Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  I LOVE that we live such a short drive from this place. Of course, we read the book to the girls before we went and watched the Disney version of the movie.

Heading down the hill to his house. Such a perfect fall day.

  

These two were buddies for most of the day.

  

I love this view! Just as impressive as the first time we saw it last year.

  
  Unfortunately, no photos are allowed in the home…but it is extremely well preserved. In fact, the study is the most authentic historic room in the country.

Hanging out on Irving’s front porch.

  

The back of the house.

  

Taking a stroll through the grounds before we went to watch a shadow puppet show of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

  
  

An ice house.

  

Is this Mia or Emi? i honestly can’t tell.

    

Doing a little tree climbing as well. I can’t wait until all of the leaves turn colors in the coming weeks.

  
Before we watched the puppet show, we also took some time to make a craft. Emi basically played with her chestnut while Mia made a really cute bat.

  

Finally, in out seats to watch the shadow puppet show. We love old fashioned entertainment.


After the puppet show, we had to head back home. We had to skip the spooky walk again this year. 😦 One of these days we will get to it.

    Sleepy Hollow year 2. Thinking this is the beginning of a tradition.