Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Farm field trip

Today, Adam and I went on a field trip to the Pumpkin Farm. The Waldvogel pumpkin farm in located just north past Horicon - quite a drive but today was finally a "good weather day". This was probably our last trip to the pumpkin farm (I think that Gary and I have gone to the pumpkin farm for about 6 or 7 years with the kids). Here are a few shots from our time there. What a fun day!
Love you Buddy :)

Adam's pumpkin choice (it has a touch of green)!

Adam and his buddy Noah

This is how Adam measured up!!!

Adam and Noah being goofy monsters!

King of the hay pile

Adam and his friend Tyler speeding around the track

Adam posing in the corn field

Always lovin a good tractor ride!

Goofy goats traveling a very high bridge to get food on the other side of the field

Adam and some of the boys from his class

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sunday Canoe Trip with Dad

On September 26th, dad and I got to take the canoe out for a day trip in Monches, Wi.  We had a great time. The weather was overcast and looked like it might rain any minute, but it never did. The first picture is a map of the route we took. The view was wonderful, with the glassy water, reflections and colorful foliage— although it wasn't quite peak fall color yet. We chased a Blue Heron around a couple of bends in the river and watched it as it hunted the base of the cattails for fish. We also saw blue jays and a muskrat. We went under a few bridges including one we had to lay down to get under, and as we rested at the picnic spot on Lowes Lake we watched the fish jumping. We went a little bit past Lowes Lake to see what was around the bend, but decided to head back as it was getting darker. It was a fun trip and we learned a really good lesson too.... when a muskrat goes by, at least one of the two people in the canoe should pay attention to where the canoe is headed... :)  after we backed away from the tree it was smooth rowing home. Thanks for a great day dad! Let's go again soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Grace turns 11!

Well, last weekend our "little" Grace turned 11 years old. It is amazing to us how quickly the years pass. God truly has blessed Grace with a wonderful smile and a heart that is full of HIS love. She was able to participate in a class project just before her birthday that included filling food packages to send meals through the "Feed My Starving Children" program. She truly loved doing this, and wanted to share more. She has demonstrated God's love and compassion in so many of the things that she does everyday. She is truly a blessing in our lives and the lives of so many others. We love you Gracie - Happy 11th Birthday our Geocaching Girl!