Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Equinox snow

Happy equinox! Days are getting shorter fast, and just to prove the point that winter is coming, it was snowing today...or trying to. Not sticking. Yet.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Labor Day camping

We went camping two weeks ago (Labor day) over in the Mt Prindle area. Car camping. Beautiful weather, beautiful fall colors, a ton of blueberries. Blueberry pancakes for breakfast. (This pancake mix recipe, which we really like). Sonja loved camping, and we had to sleep in a tent the next night too (though it was just our driveway that night).

Here Sonja crosses a small creek to get to our tent (green, in the background to the right of her head). We were right off the dredged rocks, so we just threw some flat ones into the creek. She loved going across.

Fun in our Hilleberg tent (too bad it's only three person tent... we will very soon need a four person one).

After dinner

Breakfast: blueberry pancakes. We did bring some sand toys for the kids to play with, so the sand buckets made for good emergency buckets for blueberries, since we didn't have any other container to store them in. Martin is holding one of them in his hands.

Cooper thinks the sleeping bags make for a nice mat.

There were a ton of blueberries - even more blueberries than hunters (and there were a lot of hunters, since the hunting season started two days earlier). Bushes like these right next to our tent and everywhere around... mmm good. We just need to teach Emilie to pick the blueberries herself instead of the bucket.

Beautiful colors.