This month's "Grandma & Me" post is going to be a little different because the WHOLE FAMILY IS INCLUDED and not just me and the grand kids. Back in October we met the kids and grand kids at Kline Creek Farm in Wheaton, Illinois. It is a a period working farm designed to educate people about farm life in the 19th century.
It was an overcast day, with a bit of a drizzle in the air, but that didn't damper Alethea's spirits! She was so excited to see us again and visit all the animals on the farm.
My favorite part of the visit to the farm was that we got to take a tour of this beautiful farmhouse. Every hour on the hour a volunteer dressed in period costume comes out and rings this bell to let visitors know the house is open for tours.
The house had beautiful flower garden beds all around it.
I love this picture so much because of the way Alethea is looking at her Grandpa Todd. She absolutely adores him. She thinks he is so funny. When I was with her last week she said to me "I love Grandpa Todd so much!" It just melted my heart. It's so important that our children and grandchildren to have great role models.
I suppose I had better get into the fashion side of this post as my "Grandma & Me" posts are about "What We Wore" too. Well, since it was fall, the kids and I and Ashley and Jason all dressed up in coordinating fall colors. Ashley wanted fall family portraits taken and I wanted pictures for a "Grandma & Me" post, so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and do it on the same day.
For Alethea's outfit, she kept with the farm theme and wore an overall dress, with a white tee underneath and tall brown boots. A mustard sweater was the perfect color for fall.
This farm kitty was so cute! He ran to greet us when we first arrived.
I wore a new rust colored tie top from TJMaxx, blue stretch cords (old, Stitch Fix), and brown suede fringe booties. I put a yellow camisole underneath my top to match Alethea's yellow cardigan.
Atticus wore a cute top I bought for him from Carters when he was just born. It has a teddy bear patch on the chest, blue stripes on the front and back, and red sleeves. He wore soft blue jeans on his lower half.
And here is the fall family portrait Ashley used for Facebook. I love how Ashley's top unifies all the colors everyone is wearing together.
The sheep were so CUTE!
I thought Alethea looked so cute in this outfit! She loves her tall boots. Her mom says she loves shoes in general. She is such a fashionista!
The horses they had on the property were so beautiful!
They had lots of chickens on the farm, and even some turkeys. They did not seem to fear people at all as they followed us everywhere.
And what would a farm be without cows?
The path to the farm is so pretty. Right before you get to the house, there is a charming little bridge that goes across the creek.
Baby Atticus was pretty happy this day too. He just started smiling when these photos were taken. He was 2 and a half months old.
The farm is open Thursday through Monday 9:00 to 5:00 and is FREE! Depending on the time of year, the period dressed volunteers and staff re-enact 19th century farm activities like canning, baking, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing, and ice cutting. It is not only educational, but fun for the whole family.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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