Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Saturday was our yearly hunt for the great pumpkin. It was cold baby...and blustery! I mean the kind of wind that tears siding off of houses, and blows little people and old folks down. Needless to say it was a short trip.  The boys had fun, I snapped a few photos, bought another gallon of cider, or as E calls it "poop juice" lol.

There was of course immediate pumpkin carving upon our arival home. E has been on an artistic streak and W and J have enjoyed every minute of disemboweling our soon to be Jack-O'-Lanterns. E actually suggested we go back to the patch one more time before Halloween. Perhaps this weekend depending on the weather.

Meanwhile, I have made and canned 2 batches of the most delicious apple butter. I am putting some in the mail for my Papa and a jar for my nephew A.

The weather has started to get a nasty streak. Lots of pewter skies, and lots of breezey days and some rain. I read we are in for a tough winter. UGH. At least the holidays make for a fun and cozy distraction for half of it. That jag from New Years to spring thaw is always the rough part. I am hoping to stay nice and busy this year. I think having W in school is making the days fly by as it is. I don't remember winters seeming so long when the older kids were young...maybe its because there was always something going on with school.

I have started a few knitting projects for Christmas. Want to get a jump on the gifts this year. 

Tonight is my monthly dinner witht he Stallions. Our group of kids from grade school. I always have a nice time. I am looking forward to it. Hope to get some photos this time around.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Last but never least.

10 October 2011

What a week! Last Monday when E went to pick W up from school, his teacher told her she thought he was getting sick. Sick is an understatement. When she got him home he had a high fever. I was irritated. He had asked to go home and the teacher told him no. No one at the school could tell he was burning up? Yet the teacher told us W was lathargic all day. I think the least they could have done was taken his temp. Anyway, he has a virus in his upper respitory system. He is on the mend, and I am hoping he can go to school tomorrow. We shall see.

Saturday we celebrated JJ's bday. He was so cute and excited. He went with me and E to pick out a new bike. He loves it.  He is so into birthdays these days. He was ear to ear grins for the cake and singing. He even clapped when we finished...so cute.  EP brought cousin Z over for JJ to play with. We had dinner. The boys got a bath and then more play time. The day was fun. T brought him a set of crossing gaurds complete with lights and bells for his Geotrax set. He loved them! Wanted to show everyone who came over. He calls them Ding Dongs. Too cute.

This weekend I hope to get the kids to the pumpkin patch. We need some for carving. The boys are getting excited for Halloween.  The leaves here are really starting to turn and drop. Seems like an early fall, yet I cannot get over the fact that it is mid Oct. JS and I already discussed Thanks Giving Dinner menue. Time marches on.