oh honey

oh honey
days are long, years are short.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Wrap-Up

{grandma added two pumpkins to her patch this year}

Oh October. You came and went so fast. You left us with fond memories of cousin time, brisk mornings, birthday parties and stolen kisses in a vineyard. Tomorrow we will bid you farewell until next year and welcome the holiday season, but first a look back...

Our annual trip to the pumpkin patch (translated: local fruit stand that sells pumpkins) didn't disappoint (read: we got a few good pictures, there were no tears and no one fell off the tractor).

Drake and I had the privilege of spending a few days in Napa courtesy of Aunt Kelsey and Grammy. We savored good food, great wine and precious time together.

{photo cred: our amazing friend Lindsey}

We have acclimated to our routine of homeschooling. Some days are more productive than others, some run smoother than others, but isn't that true of anything? Juliana has fully embraced her role as big sister and teacher and takes her job very seriously...sometimes too seriously.

For Trent's birthday Grandma treated us to an overnight stay at the Legoland hotel. After an afternoon playing in the park we cozied in our room to enjoy pizza and later sang Happy Birthday out on the patio. It was the perfect way to celebrate his day.

That weekend we had a few friends and family over to celebrate Buddy. 

Pizza+jumpy+pinata=fail proof little boy party.

Just a few tidbits that are worth tucking away in the memory bank...

These two...

{their relationship is so special}

{"stick with me Em, I got this"}

Crossfit 80's workout...

{girls just wanna have fun}

{jazzercise?? I wish...}

Lastly this face...

{too. much.}

Tomorrow evening we will join friends for trick-or-treating, we will go to soccer games on Saturday and family dinner on Sunday. Prayfully we will ease into November with a sense of gratitude for the numerous blessings the Lord has graciously given us. God is so good!!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

It's October 3rd

{16 years ago Drake and I declared our "like" for each other on this very day}

It's October 3rd.

"Daddy! Daddy!" they chirp from the backyard, like little birds vying for his attention. They are playing a post dinner game of football, our last ditch effort to wear them out before bed.

It's a comfortable 84 degrees inside our house (insert sarcasm). Will this heat ever let up? I can't remember what it's like to sip my coffee and not sweat. Regardless, October has started off well.

Homeschooling is currently going better than I could have dreamed and we are taking full advantage of our big kid time while Sammy is at school...like exploring our town and taking trips to the library.

We are also taking advantage of how many wine corks we have and incorporating them into our art time (insert some joke about the many benefits of mommy and daddy loving wine).

 {see the bubbles: wine cork}

{school project: a travel poster for a fairytale}

Despite the weather, glimpses of fall are popping up around our house and Trader Joe's has declared an all out pumpkin revolution in their stores. Today I tried the pumpkin greek yogurt (delicious), tasted the pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds (also good) and good glorious day I purchased these...

My kids had "Crayon Day" at their school to celebrate the end of the first unit. Each grade wore a different color and they got to eat popcorn and watch a science movie (oh the thrills).

We are now at t-minus 35 minutes till bedtime. We have some friends coming over for a glass of wine (the kids need more art supplies) and this weekend promises scorching temps (soccer should be fun). Have a good one folks, it's October 3rd.

{do you see it? tablecloth is on wrong...so much for the "look how pretty my dining room is" photo}