Pumpkin Patch Pictures

November 20th, 2012 by Rachel

We made our annual trek to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins for the kids to paint. Speedy had a blast trying to lift all the “balls” and succeeded in rolling several off the pallets. You will notice is mouth saying “ball” in many of these pictures.

October in Our Home

November 20th, 2012 by Rachel

Wow, I got really behind on the blog, but I want to keep these going as a digital scrapbook of sorts. We had a busy, fun-filled month in October. We enjoyed a nice, long rain at the end of September (yes, I know, the pictures were still on the camera when I did my September post). The big kids and I also went to see our community theater’s performance of The Music Man. It was a great production, and the kids loved it and begged to go see it again and again. One of my someday-dreams is for our family to perform in a musical together. Wouldn’t that be a blast?

We hosted a block party in our driveway for National Night Out. We have done this before, but we decided to go all out this year and we rented a bounce house and grilled burgers for everyone. We have amazing neighbors who are all very friendly, so it was a great time. The only pictures I got were of the kids in the bounce house before everyone arrived. I was too busy chasing Speedy to get any other pictures.

In celebration of cooler temperatures, we roasted marshmallows and made smores, and we picked out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Speedy tried to haul around all of the “balls”. We also planted our fall garden of lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower.

We did a lot of school, enjoyed our Classical Conversations community, lived it up in our PE co-op, went on a few field trips, and I took the kids with me to vote.

Bud and Thomas joined some of their favorite guys and boys for their annual Boys Only camping trip. It was the day we got a serious cold front, and they got to camp out with temperatures in the upper 30s. Sugar and I put Speedy to bed and painted our nails, made ourselves a treat, and watched Cinderella together. This is Bud all packed and ready to go.

At the end of the month, our polo-playing neighbors invited us to watch them play polo in a benefit match. It was a beautiful day, and we all had a great time watching our neighbor score the one and only point. Speedy thought the horses were dogs and kept panting at them, and all the kids lived it up in the bounce house between rounds.