Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Adventures & Making Memories

I don't know what it is, but each time Fall comes around, I love to go hiking. Maybe it's because I grew up in the country and it reminds me of the hours I spent in the woods with my sister and our dog.

I miss it.

The simplicity. The smells. The hours of pure joy!

So when Fall comes around, I am itching to get out into the woods and explore. We love going to State Parks, so on Sunday we did just that.

We hiked, talked, snuggled in the Ergo, ran, enjoyed the scenery, pretended we were big deer, ate supper over the fire, and also snuck in a treat of Twizzlers!

At the end of the day, just as we were preparing to go, the girls' Papa (my dad) showed up in his airplane. The girls have never taken an airplane ride before and I've never pushed it. We chatted for a bit, and then I asked Zoelle if she wanted to ride home with Papa (and me too) and at first she was all excited saying she wanted to do it. But as she was getting ready to climb in she says,

"Meridian do you want to go? I think I should let you have the first turn." :) What a nice, generous big sister she is! ;)

If you know anything about Meridian she is fearless and so she automatically said "yes" and in we went. She got to wear the special headphones and sit on my lap. She got to see a big fire, and the start of the moon. She saw multiple lakes, and many beautiful Fall trees. But through it all, I never heard a word out of her mouth. Instead, she sat there with the biggest eyes I've ever seen. The first words out of her mouth when we landed and shut off the plane were,

"Where is daddy? Where is Zoelle?"

I'm pretty sure she was confused as to why they weren't at Papa's house when we got back. In the days since, she has only been able to talk non-stop about her airplane ride in Papa's yellow plane.

It puts a smile on my face because I have many fond memories of flying with my dad as a kid and I look forward to my girls making those same memories!

Have you ever flown in a small engine airplane before? What are some memories you like to make with your family?


  1. The only small planes I've flown in are the ones in airports, like commerical ones with maybe 25 seats or something, nothing smaller.
    I am not too fond of them though, some very personal reasons that I won't leave on your blog :)
    I am a wee bit jealous you got to see the tops of all the beautiful trees though, what a awesome experience!!!

  2. Salena-I know many people who are not a fan of planes, especially not small airplanes. I grew up around them all the time so to me it is second nature. :) Oh and it really was beautiful up there!


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