Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday we enjoyed a relaxing day of good food, lots of laughs, and most importantly, great friends! Hope your turkey was as yummy as ours.....
Some of the kids working up an apetite for dinner. In case you are wondering, they all entered the cage willingly........
The boys get a meat carving lesson from the dads.
The F E A S T!!

Alexis the Indian ~ notice the pink headband with coordinating feathers.

Julee (almost 12) and Declan (6) watch a movie on her MP4 player. They were so cute sitting there sharing headphones.
(P.S. Note the new profile picture - taken on Thanksgiving Day.)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saratoga Battlefield

A couple of weekends ago, we decided to tour the Saratoga Battlefield, the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Rick had a work function there the day before and loved the area so he wanted to take us. It's less than an hour from the house so it was a great day trip. The weather was beautiful and the leaves were gorgeous! As we were driving into the park, there were a couple of deer right along the side of the road. We spent a good half hour watching the deer up close. The girls were entranced. We then took the 9 mile driving tour stopping at the various points of interest to walk around and read about that part of the battlefield. It was fun to let the girls run around ~ most of the areas of interest had circular paths so they would lap us multiple times. Next summer we plan on going back to see one the real-life reenactments that take place there. Here are some pictures from our visit. (The pictures from the post just prior to this were also taken there.)

We were able to get less than 20 feet away from the deer and they just hung out providing the show.

Alexis kept running down the paths with her British and American flags she bought in the gift shop screaming "Julee run, the British are coming, the British are coming!"
Julee reacting to the cannon that doesn't really go off.
Rick's favorite part of the tour - the Boot Monument - commemorating the leg wound Benedict Arnold received just as Americans captured the area. It was pretty cool.