Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Sunday, September 19, 2010

To The Apple Orchard We Go

Lyla and I went for a trip with Grandma and Grandpa Knox to Edwards Apple Orchard this weekend. My brother and I would go all the time when we were younger and I decided Lyla might like it this year. Plus I love their apple cider donuts!

Lyla drove a couple tractors, went to the petting zoo where the calf was giving her kisses, played on the train and of course ate apples! She wasn't a fan of the apple cedar donuts at first but now she loves them! I figured it wouldn't take her long.

Driving my tractor!
Playing on the train
Crawling through the train

Picking out pumpkins in Grandma Knox's garden
Pretty pumpkin

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Here we are!

We have a few things to report since I slacked on posting for a while.

We rented a cabin in Northern Wisconsin for a week the end of August. We wanted to get away, not travel too far and not worry about camping! We have only gone on one camping trip this summer but it was a chore! Trying to baby proof a campsite is impossible.

We had a great time sightseeing around the area, going to apple orchards, wine tasting, day trip to Duluth, MN, went to one of the Apostle Islands (Madeline), swimming, boating and etc. It is just over a 5 hour trip to Cable, WI and we stopped every 1 1/2 hours for Lyla to get out and run around. We were worried that she wouldn't handle being in the car for that long but she did great! Most of the trip I sat in back to read books and play to keep her occupied. That does make a world of a difference.

Get me out of this car seat! Too much driving!
Family picture at a waterfall
View from our cabin
Ready to go swimming!
Playing in Lake Superior
Eating a pickle at lunch...nice face!
Wandering around the ferry.
Riding the ferry to the Apostle Islands

We unfortunately had to come back in the middle of our vacation for a funeral for Great Grandma Brown. She was well known in the community, was a great person and is going to be heavily missed.

Back home:
I thought Lyla looked so cute in these Pj's. Here she is dancing to the music on the TV.
Close up!

Looking like a big girl in my Pj's

We went a family friend's (Auntie Kristi's sister) wedding on Friday. The wedding was outside in the Rotary Gardens in Janesville. They couldn't of had a more beautiful day.
Walking with Daddy in my fun sunglasses
Family picture
Lyla loved dancing at the reception. I couldn't get her off the dance floor! When we came back to the table for a break, she cried and pulled me back to dance!
Picture with Auntie Kristi and momma
Playing with Grandma Knox

Picture without Lyla? Doesn't happen often!

Have a great week!