Sunday, September 27, 2009

Family Outing to Long Grove Village

Last Monday Tim had off work, so we visited the nearby Long Grove village that we had been told by friends that we had to stop by while living here. It is in a historic district and has some buildings that have been preserved from the 1800's when the German immigrants were living there. It is really a quaint little place. It has an Apple Haus with amazing apple cider freezies, apple pies, cider, and breads.
They also have many little shops, cafes, and restaurants to visit. It was a cool Autumn day with the sun peaking through the clouds at us. What good memories.

Maddy loved the fountain. I think she would have climbed right into it if I would have let her!
Tim and Maddy inside of the Confectionary
From gummy candy to fine chocolates, there was no shortage of options. It was all so beautiful and smelled so sweet! In the end I got two small truffles: a dark chocolate raspberry and a dark chocolate coconut. Tim go three milk chocolate peanut butter meltaways. YUM!
We didn't actually buy this, but let her hold it for a minute to see what she would do. Her eyes were so big and she kept trying to bite it! We decided we better put it back before she ripped into it with her two tiny teeth!
Tim did give her a little piece of a of chocolate covered pretzel. I guess there was more chocolate than he realized on it, because before we knew it, this is what her face looked like! It was so funny. We had to get a pic of her in front of the sign :0)
It is definitely a place we will visit again and maybe bring family to when they come visit(wink wink Mom B ;) We might even just go there to sit at one of their outdoor tables, read and have a coffee some afternoon. So glad we went!


Amy said...

Hi Julie! I love that at least 1 person in my family reads my blog! Your comments are so fun to get. =)
This day looks so fun! Maddy is just so cute with all that chocolate on her face. She'll be a fellow chocolate lover in no time!

Kristin said...

Looks like a great place! What fun. Start them young. :)

akhughes said...

love finding special places like this! looks like a fun day. :)

Danielle said...

FUN outing!!!!

Jordan & Sue said...

That looks like such a fun time! I love finding little places like that, and I totally would have joined you in getting that dark choc raspberry truffle. YUM!! Madison is just darling in those pictures!