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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ithaca, NY.

Home of Cornell University, Cayuga Lake + lots of waterfalls. It's really starting to hit us that this is our last summer here in Rochester to see all the great stuff around here so we've become a little more adventurous lately. Saturday morning we drove 90 miles to have a picnic and take a hike. The weather could not be nicer and it was a beautiful drive - it was so green from all the rain we've been having. We saw lots of cows + barns as we drove along the edge of the finger lake.

I didn't realize this girl was standing behind us right in front the waterfall we were trying to get in the picture until we were in the car looking at pictures or I would have kindly asked her to move! It's also the only picture Easton was awake for - even then you can't really see him... (he sure likes to eat the baby bjorn)

This is the largest waterfall we saw.
We decided to hike to it from down below. It was 3/4 a mile in. The kids loved walking in the river finding tadpoles along the way. This rock demanded a dramatic pose for sure and leave it to Tay to deliver!
These are the small falls we saw along the way... it was so pretty.
Across the street from the hike was a large park with lots of grass, a huge playground and the lake. We played frisbee, took turns on the swings and skipped rocks in the water. It was PERFECT! Later we drove up the road to the cute little college town - Cornell has a beautiful campus.
Bryan + I love being outside with the kids and just plain being together as a family. It's even better when you can do it in such beautiful scenery! I think for us this summer there will be a lot more hiking and exploring every chance we can get.

11 comments:

brieanne. said...

beautiful! so how do you get such great tripod/selftimer pictures of you guys? despite the girl in the back ;) that one was adorable and well shot! i've never been able to get the hang of self timer portraits! glad you guys were able to enjoy such a fun day together!!

Haley said...

Love the pictures Jaime! And WHAT to those pictures below! Bryan was spoiled for sure!

[BrookeO] said...

Counting down the days until we get there, what is it 15?!!!

Dani said...

What a beautiful day and family!! I love it when we get to spend time together as a family, with the husband around. It's amazing!

Lacey said...

Such great family pictures! What a fun area to explore!

Alisha said...

You guys are such a beautiful family! I'm running 10 miles on Wed. Come on over if you want to join me :)

LACY said...

Cute pics, amazing scenery!

Tiffany said...

Ithaca is worth every minute in the car with the kids...what a fun outing! Sorry about your cute picture, seriously, I can relate. Was that a self-timer pic or a kind stranger? Anyway, it's still cute. Enjoy your last summer....

Maegan said...

Your family is so cute, looks like such a fun time!

Stephanie said...

Catch the east while you still can! That water fall pick is classic! You guys all look great!

Shane and Amy said...

I gotta say...you guys have the cutest family ever! Looks like you guys had fun!