Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Our Weekend

This weekend was full. To the brim. Full of fun, full of events, full of emotions. Finn had Friday off from school, so it was a 3-day weekend, and we had a pretty spectacular one.
Friday we headed to the pumpkin patch. We went first thing to beat the crowds, and we luckily also beat the rain. Friday afternoon, Phoebe started her new tap class, which she is very excited about. I must say, she is pretty darn cute..... And we finished up Friday night by a trip to the drive-in movie theater in Newberg, Oregon. This was on my 38 bucket list, and since they were playing Hotel Transylvania 2, and it finally gets dark early enough to consider bringing kids to the drive-in, it seemed like a no-brainer. They got to sit in the front seat and devour popcorn, and then they were both passed out 3 minutes into the drive home....
Saturday was a rainy day, and after Finn' soccer game in the morning, we had a pretty lazy day around the house. But, as the evening started to roll around, we got motivated and drove to Sauvie's Island where one of the farms has a corn maze cabaret. You find your way through a corn maze, at night, and end up at a lovely tent with live music, strings of lights, bonfires, fire spinners, and food and drink. The kids were beat, so we didn't stay long, bit that place does have a magical feel. And the band, Cedar Teeth, wasn't half bad!
Sunday we had a slow morning and then headed to the Columbia gorge for a hike a Latourell Falls. It was only a 2.3 mile hike, but it took us over 2 hours, and the kids were pretty ready to be done by the end of it. We did see some spectacular waterfalls, wonderful leaves, and a small collection of insects. The weather couldn't have been better.
I love October. I love the coool-but-not-too-cool weather, the colorful leaves, the crisp air, and the everything.

How was your weekend?

joining with Karen from Pumpkin Sunrise for a weekend post

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  1. Great pics. Sounds like a very fun weekend :)

  2. What a fun weekend. Your children are darling. They are growing up so quickly. Enjoy the week ahead!

  3. Found your blog from "clover"! Love the photos ~ especially that beautiful waterfall. With no mountains in sight in Louisiana, waterfalls are a treat for us!

  4. love the sweater and you have two beautiful children. I need to get to a pumpkin patch now if only I had a few little kids to drag along :) Great weekend!