Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our Final Days of Summer

It's hard to believe that summer is already over and today is the first day of fall. This summer has been SO busy, but it's been a ton of fun...especially for the kids. We packed a lot in these last few weeks before the autumn leaves started flying-take a look!

Pine River Nature Center
That was the first time we'd been to the nature center and we loved it! They had all sorts of hands on ways for the kids to learn about wildlife, plus trails and an awesome treehouse! :-)
The Garage Sale

I helped with what was my first garage sale. I couldn't believe how time consuming it was, but we were able to get rid of a bunch of stuff while making a little money. (The pictures are from Morgan's point of view. The sweet woman waving is Morgan's great grandma and the others are friends of the family and Buck, Grandma's dog.)
Diggin' Up Potatoes

We dug up our potatoes about a week and a half ago and got all sorts! We'll be eating good for the next few months! We all had fun with it too. It was like digging for burried treasure! ;-)
The Detroit Zoo

The arctic exhibit was my personal favorite. It was set up so neat! There was an area where the seals swam over us and the polar bears played in the water right next to us-a truly amazing experience! (I wish I could have gotten better pictures-they didn't turn out well.)

These are pictures of the butterfly house and some of the birds we experienced. The kids and I really got a kick out of the duck-she was trying to eat the stroller! LOL!

Just a few more of our favorite animals to see at the zoo. Morgan's favorite was the hippo, even though he just slept and I always think the giraffes and zebras are really neat. The other picture is of the kids looking at the buffalo.
The 2009 Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival

The festival was very nice this year. With the exception of the mornings being in the mid 30's, the weather was beautiful! This was also the first year that Rich, along with a a few other local firefighters, competed in the Search & Rescue competition. They had 15 minutes to get their gear on and find 2 'victims' in a building full of smoke. Even though they didn't win, they learned from it and are anxious to do it again next year!
*Please excuse the music in the video. It was getting late while I was searching for music, so I settled on a song that just had the word 'fire' in it, instead of trying to find one that fit better.


Alexis AKA MOM said...

WOW my dear I'm so impressed you have the most fun and LOVE the pictures you know me and pictures.

Potatoes I so want to do that, but need more space!

Love the video! What a great way to end the summer!

No worries on teh award do it if you have time if not NO WORRIES! Muah

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Wow! Looks like such a fun summer! Camping looks like it turned out great too! That search & rescue thing also looks fun. A bunch of fun fun fun!! =)

John Deere Mom said...

Great post! This will be neat to have to look back on to see what all you did this summer!!

Just Breathe said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Love the giraffe. Thanks for stopping over at my blog.

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