Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fair on the Square

We look forward to Fair on the Square every year. We don't visit any of the crafty books, and instead spend our time in the children's area. There is so much fun stuff to do and we had a great time. :-)

Brady petting the goats. He loved all of them and they were all happy to let him pet them as long as he wanted.

The cute miniature horse.

Sarah and Dawson were fascinated with the piglets. They were able to observe and pet these in the corner, but the others running around the pen were too fast for them.

There was a train ride this year!!

Showing off their balloons after visiting the "balloon guy," one of our favorite stops every year. Brady had a monkey in a tree, Sarah a bear with a heart, and Dawson an alien.

Going up the giant slide.

Brady loved it!!

Dawson tried the bungee run this year. He didn't make it far, but he had fun trying to run with all his might.

This was Dawson's favorite attraction this year.

Coming down is always fun.

He made it pretty high this year. Maybe next year he'll make it all the way to the top.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Day of Fall Fun

We celebrated the first day of fall with an awesome outing to the Huntsville State Park. It's a beautiful place, the weather was perfect, and we were joined by many wonderful friends. We hiked about a mile and a half on one of the trails, picnicked by the lake, played at the playground, and ended with swimming in the lake and playing in the sand. It ranks as one of our most favorite days ever!! We were all so thankful that we homeschool and have the opportunity to spend an entire day outside playing and celebrating special days like this.

The gang posing for a picture before they took off on the trail.

Brady showing me the way - "See it's purple, Mama, go this way."

Beautiful kids on a beautiful trail.

It's always fun when there's something to climb on.

More climbing - this time on an uprooted tree.

Sweet, sweet kids.

Dawson's lily pad hat.

Brady testing out the water.

The bigger kids swimming and splashing and having so much fun together. Their happiness and playfulness and laughter was incredible!

Brady with friends, Clara and Otto, working hard to fill up their wagon.

The "pool" they created.

3 Year Olds

Three of the most awesome 3 year olds!! We celebrated their big transition to 3 year old with a fun play date at the park.