Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

Cut out own tree this year!

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Location:Beacon Dr,Phoenixville,United States

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mini Mechanics

Brandon & Laedyn helped Grandpa Art fix the rotor on our car today.

Brandon's method was somewhat unorthodox.

Of course the fix is not going to be as simple as we thought.

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Location:Lake Rd W,Ashtabula,United States

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Winter Encampment Site for the Continental Army in 1777-1778.
We took Mom and Dad for a drive through Valley Forge while they were visiting at the beginning of the month.  It was a beautiful sunny day and there were lovely fall colors to be found.
Soldier's Cabin

I loved this huge old birch tree.

Much of Valley Forge is rolling hills and meadows.

Mamo & Laedyn took a rest on the bench at the base of the Memorial Arch.

The Memorial Arch was built by the Masonic Order.  It sits on a slight hill overlooking meadows all around.  Brandon read about a room up in the top of the arch and always looks for a secret entrance.
As I was walking near General Washington's headquarters, I ran across this soldier.  For a minute I thought he might be a ghost.

General Washington lived in this house, known as Washington's Headquarters, during the winter encampment at Valley Forge.

Mamo & Laedyn walked back to the car by way of some soldier cabins and a little spring house.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fall Fun
Laedyn and I joined her friend, Olivia, at a nearby garden center yesterday morning for some fall fun. Colonial Garndens has a free kids area set up with hay bales, slides, face-in-hole cutouts and fun decorations.  They offered a hayride, corn maze, and haunted castle as well, but we passed on those activities this visit although the cost wasn't terrible.

We spent alot of time at the slide.

The girls loved landing in the generous pile of loose hay at the bottom of the slide.  They scooped armloads of it onto the slide for each other before going down.  The dramatic belly flops at the bottom were entertaining for all.

Goofy ghosts were haunting a creepy mansion.  Oh my!

Watch out for Halloween mummies!!

There were lots of pumpkins to choose from outside.  We just took a few minutes to pose for pictures.