Special treats, random surprises, and seasonal activities... that's the topic for this week's edition of Living Lively with Family. I had a grand time searching back through my photo archives for ideas, and after peeking at Heidi's post (her photography is fabulous, by the way!), I decided to follow her lead and let the pictures tell the story. So here goes-- the seasonal edition as it applies to us~
Apple picking every autumn...
And sampling a few, just to make sure they pass the test :)
Hikes through the woods as the leaves fall from the trees,
field trips to the battlefields to climb on the cannons,
fun with pumpkins after a trip to the pumpkin patch,
and paintball wars when Uncle Dave comes to town.
Then, as winter sets in, there's skating at the ice rink right up the street
and skiing at a resort not too far away.
(Of course, Lolli & I opt for hot cocoa in the lodge instead of skis on the slopes!)
And then... gradually... the warm weather returns :)
We all love taking a day trip to the zoo, and last year we discovered the Virginia Safari Park, where the animals eat straight from our hands!
Treks to the river...
and rides around one of our favorite beach towns... neither ever disappoint!
When the scorching heat of summer settles in we head to the pool, sometimes for a quiet swim...
and sometimes for a big splash!