Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Leafiness

Our beautiful Fall queen dancing a leaf jig.  These pictures were taken four days ago at the field where Joshua practices.  Today there was not a leaf left on these maples!  This season is so glorious yet so fleeting~ I'm trying to savor every minute!  Happy Fall to Ya'll!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rowing on the Rivanna

...and Hannah is now 20 months!  And such the big girl!

 Gabriel and Hannah and I went on a short hike and played on the playground while Ella and Joshua were rowing

 Coming in on the home stretch

 I love this picture~ after two hours of rowing, Ella was plum tuckered

Hannah is always so happy to see her big sister!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today's Adventures with the Green Adventure Project

Ella:  It was fun because we got to go canoeing and learn how the lake got dammed up by a hill.  We saw lots of lily pads and they had lots of slime on the bottom of them to protect them from fish eating them.  Part of the time we went into a little creek to try to look for animals and it was freeeezing!

Joshua: I got to go canoeing by myself and the boat almost tipped over, but then I leaned towards the other side!  We came in second place in the canoeing race!  Next time we're going to go with all ten boats for two hours!

Gabriel:  I went canoeing out a little bit far.  We went to a playground with a car that honked, played music, and made a vroom sound.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Westmoreland State Park

Ella collecting acorns on our walk down to fossil beach

Shark's teeth on fossil beach!

The kids had a hard time believing this was a river!

The cliffs were such pretty colors!

This tree was living!

Little Sleepyhead, cooking breakfast, packing up

Lots of fun choosing our campsite

Showing off their climbing skills

 Strawberry bush~ inedible

 GIANT puffballs!

Out to sea!

 Photographing and stalking the great blue heron!  There were also SO many bald eagles!