Today there was actually a hint of fall in the air. The sun was out but the air was crisp. It was a perfect morning for a walk. Sylvia had a great time picking up leaves & checking out the neighbor's toys.
Later in the day, Andrew helped his Dada use the lawn sweeper, though he had more fun sweeping the sidewalk :)
We continue to be blessed with sunny, mild days and so each day I feel like we need to go outside and soak it up while we can. So I took the kids to the nature walk at my alma mater, Calvin College. We took a 'princess' bag with us to gather fun items along the way such as leaves, twigs, stones, and nuts. We also saw a deer, a dead mouse, and a large beehive. Fun times. When we got home, we had fun sorting through all our things. And my inquisitive Andrew had to see what was inside all those acorns/nuts we collected. I wish I had taken pictures of his face as we dissected and smashed open the acorns.
A fun large rock to sit on before our walk begins
And they are off!
This leaf is going in the bag!
We hear a noise so the kids had to yell 'hello?' for a few minutes before it was safe to move on
Sylvia taking a break by playing with leaves, sticks, and wood chips
Unseasonably warm weather means we can play outside late afternoon/evening with minimal clothes. Andrew asked if I would put together a pile of leaves that he could jump in to. There are still not too many leaves on the ground (though that will not be the case soon) so I did the best I could. Sylvia jumped right into the fun.
Sylvia in the leaves...it must be a Midwest instinct
It's been a while since I last made a post so here is the catch-up. The weather has been warm and sunny which has made our Michigan fall quite pleasant. We've been making applesauce, wandering around downtown to look at art, and overall just spending a lot of time outside with our sunglasses on.
This is Sylvia's chair. She loves the thing and has a hard time sharing :)