|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on August 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
For Faith's 4th birthday we took a trip south and visited my sister and my niece (Faith and Ava are just 4 months apart!). My sister just recently moved and this was the first time seeing her new home. It was adorable! We also went to St. Louis Zoo while we were there (she lives only about an hour outside the city). It was forecasted to be 103 (actual temps), although I don't think it made it quite that high....but still a hot day! We had a great time with my sister's family and at the zoo and the kids got some "cousin" time with Ava.
My fourth baby is four.....not sure how i feel about that....although she is going to be a big sister for the second time, so I guess she is growing up! She is so excited about the baby and keeps asking me when he is coming out. I am not sure she remembers that little tiny babies aren't capable of much but pooping, eating and crying.
She even got her own bike!
My sister and Ava baked her birthday cake!
On our way to the Zoo.
At the Zoo (before getting too hot and sweaty!)
|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on July 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM||comments (1)|
With summer creeping to an end and families scrambling to fit in those last minute road trips I thought I would share with you how we organize our "bus". While we aren't prepared for EVERYTHING, I do think we have most of our bases covered with what we have included in our van. Before we dive into what and where of the stuff in our 12 passenger GMC Savana, I will give you a few of our van rules/systems.
Now for the "what and where" of van contents.
|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on November 14, 2011 at 5:20 AM||comments (2)|
Michael turned 5 last week and had a couple of very exciting days. His actual birthday we had a full day of lunch out at a local pizza parlor, a trip to Indianapolis Children's Museum, and then an overnight weekend at the cabin!
The Indy Children's Museum has family free nights once a month from 4-8pm so it was not only fun it was super frugal!
We had beautiful weather for a cabin trip and actually ended up taking the kids on a short hike at a nearby state park.
He had a wonderful birthday and it was a wonderful weekend in the fall bliss in the heart of "Covered Bridge County".
|Posted by Farmhouse Family on February 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM||comments (2)|
Recently we took advantage of a "free"day in Chicago. It so happened that the Museuem of Science and Industry, The Field Museum AND the Shedd Aquarium were hosting free days that aligned with one another. We ended up making it to the Science and Industry Museum and the Shedd Aquarium for the grand total of $9 (plus a 1/2 tank of gas) which is AMAZING because it would have cost our family close to $200 for both of those places if we had gone on a full price day. Everyone had a great time and we will surely be going back again to spend more time (the Science and Industry Museum is HUGE!!)
|Posted by Farmhouse Family on April 11, 2010 at 11:28 PM||comments (0)|
Wow! A weekend full of reptiles, giant mirrored beans, skyscrapers, pizza and awesome friends and family! Saturday was spent in Chicago with good friends, the Nurmis. We spent the morning at Reptile Fest and then headed downtown for a stroll through Millennium Park, checking out the sites and eating dinner at a wonderful Chicago Pizzeria! YUMMY!
They told me to have my husband come up and get his photo taken too and that they only let “well built” men hold this monster up by themselves! I sure think he is one well-built man!
And after a wonderful and full day with friends we got another great and full day with family! Sunday, after sleeping in, we hit up a few pet stores (AJ is now saving his money for a corn snake!), the new goodwill and spending the evening with extended family. We ended up hanging out at my aunts cabin with a couple of aunts, a ton of cousins, my grandma and my brother. It was wonderful!
I know I have said it before, but I am SO blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!
|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on March 19, 2010 at 1:48 PM||comments (0)|
It has become quite kind of a tradition now to do a mini vacation in late winter with the family. This year and last we visited indoor waterparks and it is such a fun thing to do when you are so sick to death of snow and ice! This year our destination was the Wisconsin Dells - the home of the best indoor water parks in the nation. We stayed at Wilderness Resorts and it was amazing! The kids were never bored, to say the least. They had 3 HUGE indoor water parks all under one roof and one that was a shuttle’s drive away. They also had 2 HUGE arcades, a giant indoor playground complete with toddler area, a candy shop/ice cream parlor, a paint your own pottery studio and a haunted house! Yeah, a kids “Vegas” for sure! We had a good time and plan on going back, possibly next year. The website for the resort is www.wildernessresort.com if you want to check it out. They have some amazing outdoor water fun too, but, of course, mid March in WI is NOT warm enough to enjoy that!
We also enjoyed a little place called Alligator Alley. It was just a small building with tons of snakes, unique reptiles, crocodiles and alligators you could see and feed. The kids LOVED it and even got their photo taken with a baby American Alligator.
We also enjoyed a walk along the riverfront in the downtown area. And ate at a wonderful restaurant called Moosejaw. All in all we had a great time and we made some pretty spectacular memories. Here are some highlights of the trip: enjoy!