Sunday, November 8, 2009

Finally Fall

Finally! The weather finally feels like fall.

This past weekend we had the nicest weather. On Saturday it was about 67 degrees and sunny all day. We immediately took advantage and used every spare minute of that day for outdoor fun.

After we had stopped off at our favorite bakery/coffee shop we headed down to the beach at the shores of Lake Michigan. The waves were especially large that day and all of the surfers came out in full force. I took a ton of photos, but I'll show you those another time.

After we had our fill of watching the surfers we headed out to one of my favorite spots. It is a huge field and woodsy area with a bunch of different walking paths. A great spot to let the boys run wild.

While I was busy getting Grace into her sling the boys played a game of hide and seek in the tall grass.

"Where are the boys?" "There they are!"
After I got Gracie into her sling we were ready to go!
One of the paths we chose had a pretty little bridge with a tiny creek running under it. The boys had a good time throwing stones into the creek, as you would imagine.
They were so happy to be out racing around that they even stopped to let us snap a pic.
They boys found big sticks shaped like rakes and spent much of the time raking the entire path.
It was very tiring and after a while Ben needed a lift.
All the beautiful, multicolored leaves had already fallen off of the trees, but we still had some color. We found some bright red berries here and there.
The sky was a gorgeous blue.
And we even found a bright orange bush or two. Mostly, the boys just had a good time running around in the woods for a couple of hours.
And I was just thankful that I was able to have a little bit of my fall.


Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

What a fun fall day! It almost looks warmer there than here!

(And, WTG to Grace for sleeping so good for you guys)!

Riahli said...

That looks like an awesome day!!

I love outings like those with the kids, one of my most favorite thing to do, especially on a beautiful fall day.

Great pictures too!!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

A perfect fall outing! I love the pictures.

Cassie said...

These are wonderful photos! The weather looks perfect, and I absolutely love the one with you and sweet!

Tammy said...

Looks like a great day. We did the same here...enjoyed every moment we could outside! Yeah for late fall days.

Brittany said...

Beautiful photos! :) Fall is here, too! I hope it sticks around a little while! :)

Mom24 said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous! We dealt with more gas leaks and me being sick all weekend. Yours looks much better.

Midwest Mom said...

I'm glad you got a chance to get out and enjoy yourselves. I saw my first shotgun hunters this weekend, going for pheasant, I think.

It makes us reluctant to be out in the woods too much. I'm just glad we have a local wildlife refuge where we can roam hunter-free!

Thanks for sharing your photos. (Grace looks like she was enjoying herself!)

- Julia at Midwest Moms

Emily said...

It totally looks like the perfect fall days! Fun! And I had no idea it was possible to surf in Lake Michigan!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it a lovely weekend? Glad you had a chance to take advantage. Boys + sticks + rocks+ water always= fun.

Anonymous said...

YAY Fall for making an appearance for you guys! :-)

Robyn said...

Looks like it was a great time. It has been so nice out.

dawn klinge said...

I'm glad you were able to get a little bit of fall to. It looks beautiful!

Karen Deborah said...

us too and it's my favorite time of the year. that baby is getting cuter every day!! smoochie cheeks.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a gorgeous day! How I LOVE fall!
PS Gracie looks adorable in that sling!

Lisa said...

we enjoyed a lot of outdoor time this weekend too - can't beat it for November :)

Kelly said...

Looks like a fun place for the kids to roam! We had a gorgeous weekend here too. In fact, it's been gorgeous every day of November so far. My aunt said that October and November got switched around.LOL

Cynthia said...

It's so fun to get out on a great fall day. I wish there was a woods near us;)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful day and fun outing!

And aren't those slings just the best? Grace looks so cute in there. : )

Allison said...

Looks like a fun outing!

Stephanie said...

I wish our Fall was that beautiful with the leaves changing colors. That's amazing! Where did you get Grace's sling? I love it!

Tiffany said...

I love fall! The changing leafs is what I miss the most about the Midwest... Great pics!

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