Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Halloween was busy with our annual church fall festival Friday night and trick-or-treating Saturday night. I'm not a huge Halloween fan, but I do love seeing the kids all dressed up in a costume of their choice. 

Pumpkin carving--something I have only braved one other time with all these little people around.
Annie didn't really have a costume this year, but she loved playing with this old witch hat.
Ezra the Pirate.
Lucy the vampire bat.
Dorothy the vampire.
The farmer and his pregnant wife. I am NOT pregnant, but I got a kick out of how many people thought I really was!
Going around the neighborhood.
Part of the loot.

Happy Halloween!

It's been a while.

After Annie's birthday and Marty's return from Japan, we launched into our first official year of homeschooling. Combine that with Annie learning to walk and climb  everything in sight, and, well, there just hasn't been a whole lot of free time around here!!

But there have been many sweet and wonderful moments in the last few months.

Final Beach days with friends.
Lots of bike riding. And silliness.
Oh, those beautiful late summer days.
Sleeping in. Rare indeed.
Lots of new art projects!! Learning the color wheel and how to mix paints.
The big ones.
Apple pie.
Visiting with Miss Kitty at a local farm.
The girls are always making beautiful bouquets.
Seeing history in person!
Annual Walden Pond trip.
My baby is growing up!
Papa and his girls hiking Walden.
Superhero recess.
Who knows what recess.
Hiking new trails.
200 year old stone bridge on an ancient Native American path.
Leaf piles!
All my babes.

I wish some of these moments could last forever.