Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcoming Autumn

We awoke this morning with plans for our Fall Harvest Party today.  We needed to clean and prepare... but before we started on our way, a little man went running to the window.  
"Look, they're harvesting the corn today!  It's perfect for our Harvest Party!"

Our friends came and we built scarecrows, had taco soup, apple cider and cookies, went on a scavenger hunt, climbed the hay stack and ran around.  It was such an enjoyable way to welcome the Autumn days.  

Yet, as the temperature slowly kept climbing, reaching almost 90 degrees, we found ourselves laughing...  is this really the first day of Fall?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Traveling Days...

We spent the rest of our vacation in Branson, Missouri.  
We were able to see Noah's Ark at the Sights and Sounds theatre and we went to the Dixie Stampede... and then we spent time swimming and playing games, exploring and relaxing...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Traveling Days...

After spending a night in St. Louis, our travels took us to Rocky Ridge Farm, the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, in Mansfield, Missouri.  Oh, what joy!  We saw Pa's fiddle, admired dresses that Laura sewed by hand, viewed pictures and toured both the home that Almanzo built and the home their daughter had built for them.  Sadly, no photos were allowed to be taken inside the homes or museum.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Traveling Days...

Our vacation started off with a one night visit to St. Louis...

Monday, September 12, 2011

A little man trying to make friends...

Missy Steamboat came into our lives this last weekend (she wasn't supposed to get a 
real name but it happened).  She'll be here for the next year and the boys are thrilled.