Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Fun Weekend

Last weekend was a wonderful, schedule-free weekend. I absolutely love fall. The colors, the smells, the weather.

Saturday morning we went to the Farmer's Market for Amish English Muffin bread. It really is worth the extra money.

A nice woman gave B & Scout cabbage leaves shaped into flowers. Aren't they cool?
We spent the rest of the morning raking and working on yard work. I even climbed behind some of our big shrubs and did some intense cutting and pruning. My arms sure felt it yesterday. For dinner we grilled out and ate outside on the porch. Bennet thought this was soooo cool. We made a fire in our fire pit and roasted marshmallows for smores. Our marshmallows left quite a bit to be desired. As you can see- Nick has 4 mallows that have congealed into one. They still tasted so-so :) Sunday we went to Helene's Hilltop Orchard in Merrill. We had never been there before but had heard great things. I was really impressed with their play area. The had old tractors and combines that they converted into play equipment. Both B & Scout loved feeding the goats too.

Giddy up cowgirl! Yehaw!Look at that blue sky with perfect fluffy clouds.
Of course we had to take a hayride. Bennet insisted on sitting by herself on the other side of the wagon. "I'm a big girl Mom". This pretty pheasant ran alongside the wagon with us for quite awhile. Chirping and 'talking' to us. Scout even talked back :)
You know those moments when you just feel so content that you want to stop time for just a minute to truly savor it? I had a couple of those moments yesterday at the apple orchard. Both girls running and playing with giant smiles on their faces. Being genuinely excited about the hayride. The fall sunshine glowing off their blond hair. The whole thing just made me happy inside. A simple trip to the orchard as a family turned into a memory to remember.


Becky said...

What a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

what CUUUUUUUTE cute photos! :) looks like you all had a fabulous time!


.jessica jo. said...

glad you had a great weekend!!! :)