Housework and schoolwork have been pared back for the month to just the essential (toilets, laundry, dishes, math, and reading). In their place, we have been enjoying: the parade and fair
A trip to visit family and several friends in NYC, as well as several other trips coming up soon.
My brother, finally back from Iraq, and a proposal to his love!
Running new paths, as I continue to train for my first marathon.
Enjoying delicious food (on my must-make list for fall:
A few more things we are loving right now:
-New neighbors, right across the street, with boys the same ages as ours, that also homeschool! We are thrilled, and our children are outside together, from dawn to dusk. Such a gift.
-Screen doors. When I have to be inside, I am so thankful to let the outside in, with the doors flung open.
-Woodchuck Hard Cider. Autumn in a bottle.
-The Farmer's market.
-Seasonal foods: roasted vegetables, soups, loaves of fresh bread, cider, apples, granola, pecans...
-Getting from here to there via foot or bike, or at least riding with the windows down.
-Learning through play. Right now my boys are in to writing secret notes in Egyptian Hieroglyphics and playing bingo (my 3 year old has learned to identify so many birds this way!).
-Speaking of learning, my boys (and all the other children in the neighborhood), were thrilled when the fire department showed up at our house (I burned a pot of beans...again...). The firemen were so, so nice, showing the children their gear, talking to them about fire safety, posing for pictures. Aside from feeling horribly guilty that I had wasted these very nice mens' time, it was a fun "field trip" for the boys! And we all got a good laugh when the fireman who was filling out the report asked "ma'am, are you running a day care?" When I looked confused, and said "No, why do you ask?" He said, "there are...just...so many...BOYS!!" haha :)
What are you loving this season?