By Monday, it had turned to fall! We headed back up to the apple trees and picked some apples.
And of course, we ate some apples!
We played for a long time on the swing set. Grandma got a workout in while pushing the two girls, and John and I played soccer (with Duncan in the Baby Bjorn). The men were hard at work constructing Grandma's greenhouse.
Elsie and Leah even figured out how to swing by themselves on the double swing!
Because we were going to be heading down to the farm on my actual birthday, we celebrated a day early...at breakfast to ensure we made it through most of the cake before we left!
I received a lot of great gifts, like a Keurig coffee maker and ballet tickets. Elsie gave me a little Dirt Devil vacuum, and Dad ensured me that Elsie would be the one to use it under her seat after meals. We'll see...
On Wednesday of our Staycation, we rode on a train! Elsie's first real train ride! We sat on the top level one way, and then the bottom level on the way home. Elsie held on tight to her ticket during the entire trip.
We took the train to Glen Ellyn to a train restaurant! The food arrived on a train, Thomas the Tank Engine was playing on two TVs, and there was a lot of train whistles! Elsie had a lot of fun (still holding onto her train ticket).
We had time in the evening to get back out to our flower beds and water our flowers. Elsie asked to help water the flowers...and instead started watering Mommy!
We had a lot of fun running around the front yard!