Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall Foliage At Its Finest!

We enjoyed a family trip to Canada and NY.  So thankful that my sister-in-law picked the Fall to get married and gave us a reason to make the trek up North!  I hadn't seen a 'real' Fall since I was in high school - so to get back during that time of year to see the leaves at the peak of changing colors was a special treat - in addition to seeing family and friends!

Our trip involved some extreme traveling (pretty sure any travels involving 2 children is fairly extreme!), but we put a lot of miles on our rental car (something about flying into Detroit and driving past Toronto, then a 4 hour journey North towards the French River for a beautiful wedding, and then down to Western NY, and then back to Detroit....) - but we survived it and it went quite smoothly!  So grateful that it was a fabulous trip - and included one of the most beautiful weddings EVER!

So without further ado.............a bit of a picture recap of our adventure.

Three generations of fabulous mustaches - celebrating Cousin Albany's 1st b-day!
Intense playdough action

 Toronto Island!

We were incredibly lucky that we have amazing weather for the majority of our trip!  Our day trip to Toronto Island was one of the many highlights!

Blue Jays Game!

Parks and Other Fun


Pingle's Fun Farm!

Picking delicious Honey Crisp apples!
This might explain why the apples we brought home had little nibbles taken out of them...

Wedding Weekend!

Such a beautiful wedding weekend at The Lodge at Pine Cove!
Scoping out the bunk beds...
Scoping out the lovely welcome gift basket!

Checking out the caterpillar with Grandpa  :)

Ahhh - so peaceful (despite the 2 kiddos running around rambunctiously....) :)
Hiking Trail!
 Extreme hiking when you have kiddos that want to be carried since they are 'sooooo tired'....

Cousins!  Love!!!!

Blurry pic...but priceless moment of B and Bryce crawling around behind Cousin Albs!

The Wedding!

 The beautiful couple!  Their wedding was such a perfect day, in such a perfect location!  So happy that we were able to celebrate with them!  Brianne and Bryce are soooo very excited to welcome Uncle Will to the family!  Love you guys!

My little photographer...probably deleted 100+ pictures that he took....but some are priceless :)

Snuggled up with his new blankie from Aunt Krista!

Western NY - Home Sweet Home!

 Fish Hatchery!


Carrots from the garden!


I was off-the-charts excited when I realized I'd be able to take the kids to my childhood pumpkin patch!  Pumpkinville is one of the greatest places EVER.  

Pumpkin donut - YUM

So excited to meet lil' Cousin Charlie! 
Story time with Auntie Alison - reading one of our old childhood books... :)

Reservoir Road!

Attempting to recreate the most delicious pancakes that I've ever had....not the same as when Aunt Marie made them...but still tasty!

Pumpkin carving with Grandma and Grandpa!

Visiting Grandma
The kids were a bit shy when we visited Grandma - but I was very happy that as we were leaving they each ran back to give her a big hug.
RCS Class of '99 Rocks.  Glad I was home for the mini-reunion!

Pitstop on the journey to the Detroit airport - amazing Children's Museum!

Snack time in the rental car....
Homeward bound after a fantastic fall trip!