Monday, September 24, 2012

Apple Picking at the Buhman Farm

Who needs a ladder to pick apples when you can climb trees!

After picking apples at the farm when went in to see Grandma Buhman.

Making apple pie

The kids made mini pies of their own.

Even though my grandparents no longer live at the farm we still go out to pick apples and grapes.  9.12

Monday, September 17, 2012

Harvest time

Bella and I picked grapes while Dominic caught butterflies.

Concord grapes from the farm.

Straining the grapes to make juice.

Getting ready to make some jelly.

Putting the canning lids on the jars.

Pouring the jelly into the jars.
Isabella loves grape jelly if it is home made.  We have been blessed to be able to go out to the farm to pick grapes a few times over the years and make our own grape jelly. Nothing beats homemade.9.12

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ring that Bell

Bella making it to the top of the climbing tower.

Dominic climbing, barefoot.
They had a climbing wall from IBEX at Riverfest.  The kids had a great time trying the different levels of difficulty.  When they get to the top they get to ring a bell.  Dominic was able to make it to the top of the most difficult level.  The guys that ran the wall were pretty impressed with his skills. 9.12

Visit to the Lincoln Museum & Home

Abe Licoln & Mary Todd

Ready to fight in the Civil War

Posing with the Lincoln family
Rubbing Lincoln's nose for luck

My little Prairie girl

Getting water from the well

My sweet little girl

My sweet little boy

This is the Lincoln family out house

The Lincoln home in Springfield
so cute
The kids and I had time to visit New Salem and Lincoln's home while we were visiting Michael's parents in Springfield.  Michael's mom was able to come with us.  It was fun and educational the kids even dressed up for the living history museum. 9.12

Monday, September 10, 2012

Let's Go Royals

Cotton Candy & a baseball game....its a good day.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Babysitting comes Full Circle

Alex and the kids, after a long day babysitting.

Fun in the tent.
When I was 12 I started babysitting for my little cousin Adam when he was a wee little baby.  Over the years I babysat his brother Aaron and finally Alex. I had many fond memories babysitting my little cousins.  I am really starting to show my age now that Adam has graduated from college and his youngest brother, Alex just babysat my kids while Michael and I were at an all day retreat.   It truly is a full circle of babysitting fun.  Alex and the kids turned the living room into a giant tent.  9.12

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Michael

Anna, James, Emma, Michael, Christina, Isabella, Dominic

We got to have a fall celebration and a birthday party for Michael all in same day. Yummy ice cream cake! 9.2.12

Pumpkin Patch with the BW's 2012

My sweet kiddos
Dominic, James & Anna

Fall Family photo

Wheeling around looking for pumpkins.

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Anna, Isabella, Emma, James & Dominic

Silly kids
Another visit to the pumpkin patch with the BW family. 9.23.12