Exploring Vermont with our grandchildren was such fun. Recently we were blessed to have our two daughters and three grandchildren visit us for ten days. Having three children ages, 5, 3 and two months under our roof was exhausting, but I wouldn’t have traded the time for anything. It gave us the opportunity to do some exploring with our grandchildren and show them the things we love about Vermont. It was also peak foliage so it was the perfect time for them to visit.exploring Vermont, grandchildren


Our grandchildren live in the Pacific Northwest and they are not used to having backyards with no fences. Running around our large yard was a pure delight. The first outing was to climb Mt Tom in Woodstock, Vermont.exploring Vermont, grandchildren, Mt Tom My husband drew a scavenger hunt of items to look for. In addition to finding the maple leaves and salamanders we also found beautiful spider webs and exquisite fall foliage.exploring Vermont

I also introduced our older two grandchildren to picking and shelling dried beans.

exploring Vermont My granddaughter was lucky enough to find one last remaining carrot in the garden. I think it is so important to introduce children to gardening and where our food comes from.exploring Vermont

We also took a ride in the gondola to the top of Killington Mountain. The day was spectacular and you could see forever.

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I think the highlight of the visit was picking out pumpkins at our local farmers market. I had knit pumpkin hats for everyone including my husband!

exploring Vermont It was wasn’t easy but we managed to get a great shot of them all wearing pumpkin hats while at the same time entertaining everyone with our photo shoot!exploring Vermont

One of the last full days we had we drove down the road to a neighbors farm. The farm itself is absolutely breathtaking but the grandchildren had more fun just running around.exploring Vermont

They also enjoyed feeding the sheep and the alpacas! Not a normal sight in the city of Portland!exploring Vermont

Our house is much quieter now; I miss the sweet scenes between the cousins.

exploring Vermont I also miss the lively conversations at the breakfast table.exploring VermontI am so thankful for this time we had with our daughter’s and our grandchildren. Exploring Vermont with our grandchildren was amazing. Such fun to see everything through their eyes. Our desire is to sell our home and relocate to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to our children. Eventually it will happen and we look forward to creating another home front on the west coast!

18 comments on “Exploring Vermont with Our Grandchildren

Calypso in the Country on October 17, 2016 2:59 am

What a wonderful family visit and such beautiful pictures in Vermont. I just posted our recent trip to Vermont but we must have been just a bit too early for the peak foliage in Killington! Of course, the weekend we went was cloudy and drizzly so maybe the colors did not appear as vibrant as they were! Oh well, it’s always pretty there no matter what! Loved your photos!

Nancy Wolff on October 17, 2016 12:44 pm

It has been a beautiful month! Yes those blue sky days will really make the colors pop!

heather moulson on October 17, 2016 12:08 pm

Stunning place, and beautiful images.
LOVE that spiders web.


Nancy Wolff on October 17, 2016 12:43 pm

Heather, it’s been such a beautiful month!

Daisy Debs on October 17, 2016 7:29 pm

Wishing you all a very happy Autumn ! I just love those pumpkin hats ! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on October 17, 2016 11:30 pm

Happy autumn to you too! The pumpkin hats were such a hit! 🙂

Amy Christensen on October 18, 2016 1:06 am

Such a special time to enjoy! Grandchildren are so special. I hope your house sells soon, so you can be closer to them. It is so fun to watch them change and grow. My grandson lives 10 minutes away and I can’t imagine life without his daily visits when I pick him up from school. Love your pictures and those hats are adorable. – Amy

Nancy Wolff on October 18, 2016 2:53 pm

You are so lucky to have your grandson close by, I can’t wait!

Deborah on October 20, 2016 1:31 pm

Beautiful place to explore, and beautiful grandchildren! Isn’t it nice to have these times together?

Nancy Wolff on October 20, 2016 9:22 pm

I love having special times with the grandchildren!

Marla on October 20, 2016 2:26 pm

Hi Nancy,
Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. I love your pictures and it looks like your all having fun. Thanks for sharing your pics and family fun. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day! Visiting from Our Simple Homestead Blog hop.

Nancy Wolff on October 20, 2016 9:22 pm

We had the best time with our daughters and grandchildren and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. I hope we helped create wonderful memories for our grandchildren!

Christy Peeples DuBois on October 22, 2016 8:27 pm

What gorgeous scenery you got photos of. And those grandchildren are too cute.
Also, I am trying to pin this post and I can’t figure out how. Under the share section I see Twitter, fb & G+ but that’s all. I’ve tried touching a photo and that doesn’t do anything. Please tell me how to do so if you have time. Thanks so much.

Nancy Wolff on October 22, 2016 9:22 pm

I will have to look into why the Pinterest button is not working! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

April J Harris on October 23, 2016 3:25 pm

I really enjoyed your lovely family pictures, Nancy – and what a lovely way to showcase beautiful Vermont. Scheduled to pin on one of my travel boards! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

Nancy Wolff on October 24, 2016 11:11 am

It was such a fun visit and fun to do some of the “Touristy” things that we don’t do!

Shirley @ gluten free easily (gfe) on October 25, 2016 12:46 am

Visiting from Hearth and Soul. We love Vermont and we got to visit last year during your peak foliage season. It was stunning! How wonderful that you got to share such special time with your grandchildren. I adore those pumpkin hats! The photos of everyone wearing them are adorable. 🙂


Nancy Wolff on October 25, 2016 2:02 am

So glad you got to see Vermont during peak foliage! It is so stunning!

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