Monday, October 26, 2009
39 pics for the M-I-L!
"Virginia is for lovers," and I'm in love with this state! I am not sure where to begin in my gushing over the beauty. . . So, before I fling a barrage of photos your way, I wanted to include some scenery near my home.
Now for the pictures to soothe the heart of my mother in law! :-)
Many of you know of the shed saga where Silas accidentally locked himself in the shed to which we have no key, and I thought you'd enjoy a few snapshots of the tale. Pardon the nasty door; the landlord had not yet replaced it.
It was a looooong 30 minutes of Silas' wailing along with tears from his older brothers who thought he would never be released from his prison! As you can tell by the picture below, Silas wasn't the least bit thrilled with the Rough Green Snake that we had found on the porch right before the ordeal. For the rest of these photos, I do not plan to add captions as I might be here for several hours. I'll just label the destination. Enjoy! :-)
State Arboretum
We walked, enjoyed a picnic, relaxed in the meadows, walked a nature trail, and spied beautiful flowers.

Virginia Farm Market
The boys met "Red."

Apple Festival

Live Celtic music!!!!!!

Tasting "real" cotton candy for the first time.

Jim Barnett Park

I thrive on reading historical markers and cracked up when I spotted this sign.
Love the sense of humor!
Wilson's Wild Animal Park
Didn't take any pictures of the kids petting lions, bears, panthers. . . We decided to feed only the tame! I was amused when Silas saw the lions and nonchalantly motioned them to him and said, "Mere, lion, mere." If he only knew what he was asking!

Great Country Farms
The maze winner -Ethan.
I gave up and cheated my way through.
I think the slides were 60 feet long!
2,800 square foot jumping pillow!

Some little folks are pretty serious about their pumpkins!

Troy decided it would be fun to go to GBS Homecoming, and Seth and Silas went to PA to visit my parents during the same time.
Not too sure about this expression. . .
We had a great time catching up with old friends and family members!
Heritage Festival - Cincinnati

Ummm. . .yeah! I have some goofy family members! And some goofy not so family members! (Greg is positively freaky with that expression!)
Yup! We have fun!

  posted at 6:38 PM  

At 1:14 AM, Blogger Mom C said...

Thank you so-o-o much dear DIL! =) I was expecting some pictures of your home and yard, too. Maybe next time. Can't believe how big those boys are getting! Love you all bunches!

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Janette said...

Thanks for posting all the pictures--we really enjoy them all.

At 1:24 AM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Martha, next time we talk on the phone, you ahve got to tell me the story about the shed... that sounds so scary... I can just picture it... all three children crying hysterically and mama crying and daddy trying to be calm and collected but trying to hurry... at least, that would probably be the scene if it were in my family... I sure enjoyed those photos! Looks like your family has sooo much fun. That is good to see!
Thanks for being my friend-in-law :-) Not sure what that means... but, it I just wanted to fit in, you know.


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