The Global Village Festival and Pumpkin Patch

Every year, the city of Irvine holds a Global Village Festival where a ton of vendors from all over Irvine set up shop and sell their goods or food to the residents of Irvine.  They also have bounce houses set up and live entertainment in the form of dancers, martial arts, and the like up on a stage.  It is a HUGE event.  It felt like practically every local restaurant was represented there.

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This is just one part of it – all the white tents are different vendors.  We got there early so it wasn’t too crowded yet.

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Bounce houses for the kids!

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We got the kids an agua fresca to share – it was a warm day!

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Here you go, Jaren!

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Yummy in my tummy (Noelle says this all the time whenever she loves something)

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They got free hats from the nice fireman!

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Check out their matching hats (and facial expressions)!

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I want more please!

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Ok, here you go!  But don’t drink all of it, ok?

After the festival, we went home for our afternoon naps.  Then we headed back out again to meet The Huynh’s at the Tanaka Farms pumpkin patch!  We go to the pumpkin patch every year, so this has become one of our must do family traditions!

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We got free tractor rides because we went on opening weekend!

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They loved exploring the patch!

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And riding these RV’s around the hay maze

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And climbing the pumpkin mountain!

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Noelle and Selah were so sweet together 🙂

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Daddy’s girls

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Can’t forget about this lil’ guy~

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I could not open my eyes with the glaring sun in my face!  So flattering…

Then we went back to Donna and Sab’s for some of Donna’s delicious home cooking!

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We also helped the girls make some pumpkin muffins!

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And Jaren is just…

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…doing his own thing again…

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Caught the girls having a tea party!

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And it was just about the cutest thing ever!  Selah told me to wait before I snapped a pic because she wanted to take out her fan!

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Noelle’s dress is on backwards… but I don’t think she knows that 😉

This was one of the best weekends we’ve had all year!  It was a jam-packed day, but we managed to squeeze in a 2-3 hour nap too, so it was actually a perfect balance.

~  T H E  E N D  ~


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