Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

This year for Mother's Day, we chose to go to Blackberry Farms in Aurora. While the drive was much longer than I remember, it was a relaxing time together alone as our family. It is a goal of ours this year to implement more activities where we form memories with just the five of us together. Blackberry Farms was a great atmosphere for this!

The girls at the log cabin.



Waiting for the train. (Even though we weren't able to ride this time, there weren't very many people around. We were able to take the train two other times for a peaceful ride around the pond.)





I got to cuddle with these two cute girls on the train ride.
(Andelise rode with daddy.)




At the one room schoolhouse, the girls were able to enjoy drawing on slates with chalk.





We enjoyed the museums of a more peaceful time. I often wonder what life would have been like living in those days. Sure, it would have been harder in so many ways. Sometimes I question whether we are really better off with all the improvements that have come into our lives.



While Andelise was able to enjoy riding on the little tractor, her sisters were too big.





Jaycie and Ande both got to have a couple of pony rides while Nikelle watched with us. Unfortunately, Nike has just gotten too big for pony rides. Thankfully, she kept a good attitude and understood.





The girls were able to enjoy many rides on the merry-go-round.

I am so thankful for a day where I could truly enjoy being a mom. It was so nice to spend the day with my husband and girls making memories.

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

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