Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday afternoon nature walk

Jim took the kids on a nature walk this afternoon. They were on the lookout for animal tracks, scat, and critters themselves. Highlights from the walk: a Ring necked pheasant, Red tailed hawk, deer tracks, crossing the river on the "tree bridge," Owen falling in the water, and then doing a face plant in the leaves. Great memories!

A visit to the farm

We visited Calder dairy farm to see the animals and sample a little ice cream. It almost felt like we were back in Vermont!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'd rather swallow a spider

Marney is not enjoying piano lessons these days, it is a struggle to get her to practice. So tonight when Jim asked her to come down to practice, this was her response, "I'd rather swallow a spider." Jim replied, "that can be arranged." She decided it might be wise to practice. This is going to be a long 6 months! (Thats the rest of her commitment to piano this year)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Days of the dead

On Saturday we went to Mexican Town in Detroit to see what was happening during the Days of the Dead celebration. Madeline has been reading about it, and got us all curious. It was a friendly and colorful place to visit. We had a great meal, did a little window shopping, and stopped a bakery (the largest variety of baked goods I have ever seen!) and picked up some traditional treats to bring home and sample. It was a fun family outing and we can't wait to go back. It is a growing area of Detroit and we hope it continues. It should look totally different when all the construction on I-75 is complete.


What a beautiful evening it was. The neighborhood was all decked out, and the kids had a great time!