Cricket and the kids met me, Possum, and Squirrel for a day at the orchard. The kids had a ball. It was a very hot day, but that didn't stop the kids. They climbed hay bails, ran through the pumpkin patch, looked at the goats, and just got plain old dirty. I really wish I had a picture of me and Cricket pushing and pulling four kids to the pumpkin patch. I'm sure it would have made for a funny picture. The things you do for your kids! As you can tell, I took plenty of pictures (about 150), but not a one of them with all four kids looking at the camera smiling. I guess you can't expect much when your models are all three and younger.
After a few hot hours at the orchard, Cricket, Maddie, Kenzie, and Squirrel all left for a trip to Alabama to visit family. Possum is having surgery on Friday and so Cricket thought it would be a help to take Squirrel with her. I wasn't so sure about the trip, but Squirrel was very excited when we told her about it. Personally, I thought Cricket had lost her mind volunteering to take three kids on a road trip, but I appreciate her for doing it. Squirrel informed her Dad and I that she was "a big girl" and she wanted to go on a trip with "Cwicket". I hope that she has a wonderful time.