Hiking Parfrey’s

November 17, 2008

Every fall my dear friend Lana has hiked Parfrey’s Glen up near Baraboo – and I mean every fall since she was a youngin’.  My girl and I have been fortunate to be included as a part of the family the last few years and this hike has now become tradition for us as well.

It was a gray and cloudy day – this pic wasn’t converted to b&w:

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We saw our first snow at the end of the hike – and what a hike! – with the early summer floods having destroyed the boardwalk.  My almost-7yo just kept saying “now, this is real hiking Mama!”

Since we do it every year at the same time it is a nice chance to get photos of everyone – I believe the first year we took pics in film, I’ll have to scan them at some point….

Here’s Lana, who is nearly impossible to catch looking “real” in a photo – I almost got it here along with Ms. M. who is 4 this year….parfreyssm01

And E, who is 6 like my girl….parfreyssm02

Ms. M with a cheesy grin…parfreyssm05

I hope they are always such good friends….parfreyssm07

My girl, who will soon be 7….parfreyssm08

Ms B. trying not to get her pic taken….parfreyssm09

And the end of the hike, as it was getting dark, and we still had the return hike to do….parfreyssm001

The kids were troopers hopping rocks to get over the stream in the absence of bridges and the boardwalk- Ms. M ended up with a wet foot but she was relatively uncomplaining about it.  We ate our picnic huddled in the car, but it was still a really joyful afternoon.

Pumpkin Farm!

October 28, 2008

I miss out on alot of weekend-y kid events as my girl is with her dad on the weekends, so it was fun to tagalong with this little boy and his parents and grandparents.

I love this look of wonder on his face as the goats “move their tongues sooooo fast”:

And then how often do you get a picture of yourself with your parents without your kid in it too?

And I hear this boy and his Gramma have a thing for one another….

And then here are a few more of my favorites….

And of course, at a pumpkin farm, you have to have a picture with the pumpkins!!!

Thanks for the fun time you guys!!

Oh what a perfect fall day.  I love me some smart wool socks and I love me polar fleeces and scarves.  And this was a perfect day for all of the above with no real chill accompanying it.  The wind was perfect and there were leaves everywhere for raking, tossing, and crunching underfoot.


There are tons more guys – ya’all are a photogenic bunch!

XOXOX