Monday, October 11, 2010

October fun

It's October....woo hoo....the first of October brings the first paycheck of the year, yup our district pays us in 10 months instead of 12, so our first check comes in Oct....last one in July so Aug and Sept are basically from great savings and/or summer school work.  I prefer to eat meagerly and save for summer so I can have the 10 weeks off nowadays. 

October also brings fall and Halloween type stuff aound.  So this past weekend we ended up at our pumpkin patch.  Man was it hot outside....Tigger drank water like it was going out of style....However, days like these are preparing  me for how expensive some kid's entertainment can be.  For the rides and petting zoo, one must buy tickets...., Tickets are a $1 each.  Most things are anywhere from 4-6 tickets....hmmmmm so I invested 3 tickets for the petting zoo, 5 tickets for a cool ride all around the pumpkin patch (which is owned by a family so plenty of pumpkin acerage), 6 tickets for a pony ride.  Tigger wasn't so sure about the pony ride and most of her photos were of a very serious girl on a pony.  The only thing that was cheap was the pumpkin(s) itself....we got 2 pumpkins.  One pumpkin is a baby one and I'm going to let Tigger paint it or color it....the other big one is our annual pumpkin one that my dad and I carve. 

Coming up later this month we have our eye on a church's 'Trunk or Treat' and another 'Fall Festival' so Tigger can wear her costume which ironically is a 'tigger' outfit.  Should be fun.  We'll see how it all plays out!

4 comments:

Christine said...

I am missing a North American fall. I do like fall in Korea though. I should go do some hiking soon to make up for it all.

QuackenBaby said...

I totally agree! Entertaining the girls is very expensive! What happened to things being FREE?!? OR at a minimum CHEAP!? :)

Ticia said...

It's all in finding the right places to go. Some places will end up very expensive, but if you find the right places and look around a while you can find cheaper stuff.......

DannieA said...

T-yes you are 100% right....unfortunately here most pumpkin patches are the ones where they just set up a tent and have pumpkins there...which can be fun too, this place was just a big farm family owned and you can pick the pumpkins either from the ones already picked or go to the patch and pick them out yourself so it's a really neat experience, but yes for most things and attractions I need to research a bit more as Tigger gets older.