We have had some very fun family time lately. Our son, Dan, came from Whitefish, MT, for a very nice vacation. We took the opportunity to take Ian for an overnight at our house and a field trip on a beautiful fall day. We went to Chisago City to visit Winehaven Winery. While Bob and Dan sampled their wines, which proved to be a good experience, Ian and I explored the building and grounds.
We meandered south along the St. Croix river and took a break for a little playtime at a small orchard. Ian really liked the cornbox and scooping up the kernels and feeling them drop on his cap when Uncle Dan played, too!
We continued down the river to Stillwater for a lunch stop, then over to Pinetree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake. We had such a great time and ended up with a very tired but happy little boy who had no problems falling asleep that night! It is such a good feeling to know that he is happy to spend the day with us doing things that he is totally not used to doing. He is at an age when separating from mom and dad can be kind of tough. Helping him through that and spending time learning new things is the best thing ever!