Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Picking!

One of our favorite fall activities is going apple picking.  I was not sure if we were going to be able to find an orchard here in Wisconsin but little did I know there are several in this area…who knew!

As soon as we got there, Rylan and Leyton ran over to check out the chickens.

These two! once we had our bags and wagon, we were off to the orchards to pick.


I think Holden and Rylan love going apple picking because they see this as an opportunity to climb a tree.

Seriously,  these boys!  However, I will hand it to them that they did pick some great apples from the tops of the trees.

Leyton helped pick apples too but mainly he was our quality control taste tester.  And he did LOTS of tasting, as did the others.

We took a tractor ride around the farm where we found the best little tire swing that everyone had to try out.

Our trip to the apple orchards would not be complete without a group picture of these three pumpkins.

As much as our lives are completely chaotic at this time, we are trying to remember that these days are fleeting.   These family traditions are not only fun outings for us but it helps keep our family in a sense of normalcy.  It also has us planning more new fall adventures in Wisconsin, and trust me there are plenty of fall farms and activities to keep us busy until we official move into our house.  Have I mentioned how much I love fall?

Well, I do…Happy Fall Y'all!

Everyday Joys {Week 38}

Wow, what a week!  Here is a recap of last week and our everyday life...

Apple Donuts and warm cider…yep, it feels like fall.  {September 17}

His biggest fan! {September 18}

I pass by this pretty little church daily but today it was a reminder that God is with me always.  {September 19}

After a morning filled with soccer and flag football games, we treated the boys to farm fresh ice cream.  I suppose there are some advantages to living in the dairy state.  {September 20}

Certainly not the prettiest pie I've ever made but it sure does smell good.  {September 21}

Snug as a bug in a rug.  {September 22}

Boys and their trucks.  {September 23}

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 37}

Week 37 recap….

Homework.  {September 10}

Remembering 9/11 {September 11}

Found this great local grocery store, Metcalfes, that list just how many miles your food has traveled.  I love the farm to table concept not to mention, this store has it all from local meats to local Mom & Pop baked goods.  {September 12}

Brr, its soccer Saturday and…

Apple picking. {September 13}

Sunday, Funday!  {September 14}

Another beautiful sunset.  {September 15}

Mornin' sunshine. {September 16}

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rylan turns 6!!!!!

Hard to believe but our energizer bunny turned 6!!!  Since it was school day, we celebrated the weekend before but let Rylan plan out his menu of pizza, cake and treats.

His day would not be complete without gifts and lots of birthday wishes.  Rylan wanted a new red bike for his birthday and thankfully, we were able to find one to surprise the birthday boy.

I can not believe how fast time has past since this little guy was born.  He definitely keeps us busy but also brings us lots of laughs and joy everyday.


Happy Birthday big boy!

Football and Adjustments

Before we moved up here, we signed the boys up for football.  We knew that Holden was going to be devastated when he found out that they do not start tackle football until 4th grade (since he had already played the year before.)  Instead of letting him dwell on missing out,  we signed him up for flag football.  He was inches away from a touchdown and pulled lots of flags during the game.

Now even though he was disappointed, he seemed to have fun, especially after their first win.

Rylan had his first game last week as well.  Temperatures changed dramatically, hence the pants and turtleneck!

Rylan pulled lots of flags and even made a TOUCHDOWN!


Great start to both seasons and I am sure they will have lots of fun.