Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wisconsin in the autumn

We've just finished a little family vacation to Wisconsin Dells and had a great time. We visited Devil's Lake State Park and walked along the shoreline of the lake that the original Ringling Brothers' elephants once bathed in, hiked and climbed the rocks among the trees. We had a blast playing in the indoor waterpark, and all the kids went down the waterslides...even the brave Miss Elsie.
Our "home" had a kitchen so we ate all our meals there, except to have lunch at Buffalo Phil's, where our meals were delivered to us on a train! They had a six page long Gluten-free Menu so there was lots to pick from and that made mom happy too :)
Our last Wisconsin outing ended with a walk on the Riverwalk in the beautiful weather that we were blessed with the entire time.
There was also time just for laying around reading books, watching kids DVDs and working on our school work.
On the way back home we went trough Chicago so we could make a stop at Ikea. A good ending to a great trip!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Craft time!

Sometimes you just need to go crazy with the craft supplies...and hope you get stocked up again at Christmas! ;)

Monday, October 15, 2012

We are soaking up this beautiful weather! We went hiking down to the creek at Grant's Trail and spent some time with nature. Elsie learned how to throw rocks in the creek and did it over and over. The kids found a tiny patch of sand and were thrilled to have discovered a "sandy beach" :)
Good times!

6!

I love celebrating all my children's birthdays but the oldest child's birthday is not just for them, it is also a marker to mommyhood. Six years. I have been a mom for six years now. I am so thankful for the work God has done in me to bring me to the place I am today. He is so faithful!

We had beautiful weather to celebrate our beautiful Bella! It was a great day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Science center

Our last "Family Fun Day" included a trip to the Science Center. We just love it there!