Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Fun!

This fall has been filled with many fun things.   This is a hodge podge of photos of our fall festivities so far!

amongst the apples

cousins Nolin and Mia playing in the hammock - Mia is trying to kiss Nolin

Liesl's preschool class came over to pick our apples for cider making.

here is the last of our apples

These are her teachers Ms. Jodi and Ms. Emily - they are amazing!

Kids roaming the yard looking for dropped apples.

The kiddos did an impromptu apple song for me.

Today at school they learned about raccoons.

The apples are ready for the cider pressing!

The "Cider Man" taught us all how to make cider in his back yard.

chopping the apples

pressing the apples

oh my goodness, it was delicious!

oops sideways - Liesl and our neighbor Sydney and their leaf queen crowns

Princess Liesl and Princess Esmae frolic in the leaves.

Baby Princess Elsa hops in the hammock with the "big girls"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Who needs Disney?

 Liesl has been talking about roller coasters and rides and princesses etc.  So we thought Disney!  Then we thought, even better the MOA and the Renaissance Festival!  We can drive there and do it all in one action packed weekend!  We went on every ride she could ever want at the MOA and visited the wonderful butterfly garden.  Then the next day we went to the Ren. Fest.  It was the most fun I can remember having in a long time - and we generally have lots of fun.  The costumes and actors and food and fairies were unforgettable and we are already looking forward to next year!

Liesl and Dave on the "roller coaster" train.  We were not sure
that she was enjoying herself until the ride was over.

You can touch the butterflies!

here are some cocoons

finally one landed on her head (this was her goal!)

one more ride on the Carousel

We made sure to bring Liesl's princess cape.  It was chilly
so she wore it over her winter jacket.

drinking hot cocoa - did they have Styrofoam during the Renaissance?

I think Liesl liked this ride better than any at the MOA.  It is powered by a person
pushing the center pole. 

This permagrin says it all!  It was a magical weekend!