Sep 9, 2012

Da Bears--Season Opener

Another beautiful day with my favorite kind of weather--cool and very autumn-like.  A perfect day for a little football.  We opened all of the windows and spent the afternoon watching the Bears' season opener against the Colts.

I took advantage of the opportunity to put together a few football party snacks for us to have while we watched the game.
Fried chicken, smoked vienna sausages in barbeque sauce, and homemade pepperoni pizza rolls.  Yum!
Go Bears!

Sep 8, 2012

Apple Picking

We took advantage of the beautiful fall weather to take a trip to Wisconsin to go apple picking.

A short tractor ride to the apple orchard...
Christopher had to inspect our first apple.  A little quality control...
A little time with mom while daddy picked the high apples...
Yep, those beautiful apples that no one else can reach...
And finally, eating the fruits of our labors...
Definitely not the cheapest way to buy apples, but worth every penny for the chance to go apple picking as a family, one of my favorite fall activities.  (That and the fresh apple cider donuts!)

Sep 3, 2012

Labor Day

Chris, Christopher and I spent Labor Day in Michigan this year.  We had beautiful weather and minimal crowds which helped us to really enjoy celebrating the end of summer.
We enjoyed grilling out before heading to the beach to stick our feet in the water and watch the sun set over the lake.
Christopher always enjoys his time at the beach.

But I think he may have decided that he likes going out for ice cream at the General Store even more!  Don't let that look fool you...Nana hooked him up with some vanilla and he was loving it!

Happy Labor Day 2012!

Sep 1, 2012

Are You Ready for Some Football?

I love fall.  I love everything about fall.  The leaves changing color,  hot chocolate, sweater weather, apple picking, hot apple cider and cider donuts, pumpkins, Thanksgiving and of!  Michigan opens their season tonight against Alabama.  Lucky for me, Chris is working so I can dress Christopher in his Maize & Blue and cheer on Michigan!  Go Blue!