The Ingles Family

On this gorgeous autumn day, we drove out to the country, the home of many beautiful Amish farms and quaint local stores. We concocted a picnic lunch at a country store and, feeling VERY domestic, I bought some bulk baking supplies. Vivienne also found a prairie bonnet that she fell in love with immediately. Understand, she’s been wanting one for a while, so this was a big find! I’m the guilty party: I’ve already taught her how to run around the yard like Laura Ingles Wilder… and, okay, on occasion, I ask her to call me “Ma”… and, okay, on occasion, I call her “Laura” and tell her to milk the cows. Ooo, this is a fabulous time for me to plug the “My First Little House” series that we found at the library! Adorable toddler-friendly books that are based on the original books.


Back to our country store finds: I found a yummy candle that is actually flavored “Country Store” (ah-hah! I’ve always wanted the country store’s secret to smelling outstandingly delicious!)


Afterwards, we headed out to a beautiful little park for our picnic. We returned for long naps, leaf raking, window washing, and a warm supper. Then we were off again to Wegman’s and Lowe’s before bedtime. At some point, Vivienne looked at me and said, “I love this day!”

A couple pictures of our picnic, featuring our little prairie girl.










2 responses to “The Ingles Family”

  1. Jan Avatar

    Oooh, that series was my favorite! I had a bonnet too (purchased at Miller’s restraunt in Lancaster) and dressed up as Laura Ingalls for Halloween, even. LOVE Viv’s find – the bonnet is darling on her – and will really improve your role play 😉 Your family is adorable – love the shots with all the beautiful fall leaves!

  2. Grandmom Nazimek Avatar
    Grandmom Nazimek

    Vivi, you look beautiful in your little bonnet…I will surely show “Grandpa” your lovely picture. How blessed you are to have such a wonderful MA and PA who plan so carefully to bring the most wonderful things in life to you! Give them a each a big kiss and hug!

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