Our Fall in Wisconsin

Fall in Wisconsin is absolutely stunning!  It’s what you see in books, magazines and on TV. The rolling hills with orange, red, yellow and brown leaves all making a perfect autumn scene.  I am so beyond blessed to live here this time of year (maybe not so much in a few weeks when the bright colors go away and the cold sets in) but for now, it’s pretty!  We have been taking full advantage of the weather and been able to get outside and do some activities!

A few weeks ago I had to go to Illinois for work, so the afternoon I left, Adam took George golfing with some friends.  They had a great day for it and the boys had an absolute blast!

golf

The first weekend in October up in Stone Lake, Wisconsin is Cranberry Fest.  Adam’s parents have a cabin up in Stone Lake so it’s become a tradition for us to go up for the festival.  Stone Lake is an unincorporated town, but during Cranberry Fest over 10,000 people fill the streets.  Vendors come from all over to sell their goods.  There are food and drink vendors (the good stuff), live music, a parade and a soap box derby for the kids.  This year we had incredible weather and were able to meet up with a lot of great friends!  If you’ve ever met my George, then you know who the love of his life is… and we were so lucky to see her and her family at Cranberry Fest.  We also stopped to watch the Badger game at a local tavern.  Thankfully it was the afternoon and entirely acceptable to have your 2 y/o belly up to the bar.
cranberry-fest

What Fall isn’t complete with a visit to the Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch?  We live in the country and were fortunate enough to have a great little Apple Orchard within a few miles of our house.  Grandma, Brit, George and I went to the orchard on Sunday and picked out the perfect pumpkin and apples for Apple Crisp.  (Which we promptly ate with supper after Gram made it!).

George adored the goats and sheep… but I think his favorite was the train.  He could have played on it all.day.long.  He was a bit disappointed that the train didn’t move 🙂  It’s hard to explain to a 2 year old that the train doesn’t have an engine and can’t move…  Since he was little he’s always been able to pickup on the faintest train whistle.  I think he’d make a cute little train conductor for Halloween!  (If I can get him off the idea of being a “bad guy..”)

orchard

Since we live in the woods, we had to take advantage of all the leaves on the ground!  We raked them up (over and over) and jumped in them and then had a big leaf fight!  It was a perfect way to spend a few hours.  George definitely loves playing in the leaves!

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We have really been having a great time with the nice weather this time of year!  What do you and your families like to do in the fall?  Are you as lucky as we are with the amazing weather and gorgeous trees?  I would love to hear more!!

 

 

 

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