Tuesday, November 10, 2009


When I'd heard this past weekend was going to be in the 70's we jumped at the chance to spend the entire day outside. We had planned to go to Allerton Park in Monticello for Trav's birthday a few weeks back but that's when I ended up with pneumonia so it got sidetracked-then got cold. The only thing that could have made the day better was if leaves were still on the trees. It made for lots of great crunching as we walked the trails though :)

Here are some of my favorite pictures of the day....

What a perfect spot to choose to have our picnic, huh? Ahhh....

I think this was called the Fu Dog Garden.

Love this. Just love it.

I'm missing one...Guess he was in the stroller.

I just loved this shot of her.

Gabe was so proud of walking on fallen trees. He had a blast in the woods but was a little bummed he didn't come across any animals.


We scaled way up on a huge tree that had fallen. A good photo spot evidenally-a photographer had been staked out there as well.

Here's the daredevils now on the tree......

Just love this shot of them. Wish we could have gotten one with all of us up there-but honesly I just can't move that fast for my timer-lol. (honey-I really need a wireless Canon remote for the camera! *hint*)

Sweeties. The garden we were in at the time was absolutely covered in those biting japanese beetles. Those suckers were all over us for most of the day chomping away. This garden had huge white pillars in the sun as you walked in from all four sides-and they were coated with those bugs...Gabe has now conquered his fear of the ladybug.

Here's a shot of the whole family. Glad we finally found a spot that we could do it-I'm always behind the camera. I really have no pictures of me with my kids!
I'm so glad we jumped at the chance to slow down and spend the whole day together. It's really been awhile since I've gotten out and been close to nature like that. It makes me want to explore other options for hiking around here-although I admit I was pulling up the rear just like in Gatlinburg when we hiked up to the falls-lol...


Anonymous said...

Love, love, love these pics!
Bernie & JR

Mary said...

Amanda, these pictures are so great! What a gorgeous family you all are!!


Amanda said...

Aw, thanks guys :)