Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall 2009

We had a fun time Trick-or-Treating. It was very cold though. At 6pm when we started it was 37* and it only got windier and colder. Late that night Abigail wok up with a high fever and cough. She was a pretty sick girl for a one day, but we got her on some medicine and she got better pretty quick.

Abigail wanted to dress up like Snow White.

Carving a pumpkin for Halloween.

For Family Home Evening we made a kite. It was really fun.

This is a chocolate shoe Benjamin got for Abgail on our trip to Mackinaw Island.
Mark and Jamie came to visit the beginning of October. We had so much fun with them. Abigail was really excited for them to be here. We went up to Mackinaw Bridge and to see the island. It was beautiful. The leaves were radiant. The island's shops were closing down for the season, but it was fun to just be on the island and see the streets. It was a cold and rainy day though, so we didn't stay too long.

We hiked up a "mountain" (if you can say there is a mountain in Michigan) to see a beautiful landscape of the lakes and bridge. It was WAY windy and cold up top, so we took our pictures and headed back down quickly.

We had an awsome hotel room that was literally right on the beach! These pictures were taken from inside our room. Abigail had a lot of fun being in hotels, swimming in pools (one of which was freezing cold), and eating the continental breakfasts. We all enjoyed shopping and eating incredible food at restaurants.

This was on our boat ride over to the island. Our hotel was right next to the dock. We wanted to go over and found out that a boat was leaving in like 3 minutes, we high-tailed it and were able to catch the boat. That is Forsyth speed for you.

We spent a day at Greenfield Villiage near Detroit. They have a lot of cool historical buildings there that Henry Ford had relocated. We got to ride on a train, horse drawn carriage, old model T car and eat at a really fun restaurant that had recipes from the 1800s. YUMMY! Abby's favorite thing was the carousel. She got to ride on it with Grandma and Grandpa.

Grandma Jamie took Abigail to a build a bear factory. Abby made an unicorn named Star Wish. She chose the unicorn over 100 other animals. She has a music box inside of her and is very soft. Abigail has had a lot of fun snuggling with it and playing with it. We all learned the old unicorn song while Jamie and Mark were here. Abby had a great time.

A highlight for Abigail was getting to spend time with Grandpa. They made delicious chocolate chip and walnut cookies, watched a movie and ate popcorn. Grandpa watched Abby while Jamie and I got to go do fun girly things like maternity clothes shopping and getting my very first pedicure. Wow! Fun stuff!

Abby doing a little interperative dance.

Abby with her friend Miriam at dance.

Day at the Potter Park Zoo.

We have done a lot of fun things. Abigail has been in a dance class through the community and a preschool co-op. She has really enjoyed both of them.
Abigail continues bring Benjamin and me much joy and entertainment. The other day she came into the room and gave Benjamin a paper that said 'Be Resbosubo' she told him is said 'Be responsible'. She also gave him on that she had written 'Les red dad' or "Let's read Dad". It is very fun. Benjamin and her have been reading The Hobbit. She also has been writing recipes and then making her own food. One example is her 'Surprise Recipe'. It had flour, sugar, curry, worchestershire sauce, pickles, cumin, vanilla, almond extract, bacon salt, pizza seasoning. She said it needed to be refridgerated.


Rob and Jennifer said...

It sounds like you are having some fun! Thanks for the update. Ok so I heard maternity clothes shopping, who is that for????
Your family is beautiful!

Megan Finlay said...

So much fun to see update and pictures. I'm glad you were able to see Mackinac Island and Deerfield Village. Isn't Mackinac Island such a fun place to visit? We really want to go back again someday.
I can't believe Abby is so big and grown up!
We miss you.

Julie said...

What fantastic news. And your only little hint was "maternity clothes. Yes, you and Laura are related... love you tons!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the update! Good luck with those maternity clothes:)

Maria said...

Emily! You're expecting? Ahhhh! I seriously could just scream, jump up and down, and hug you so tightly right now! Oh I'm so excited for you! Or am I becoming way too excited for nothing? I just read "maternity clothes" and figured that was your subtle announcement.