Monday, October 1, 2012

October is here

This is the day I've been waiting for

October 1

I could do without September altogether

the excitement of new school supplies wears off pretty quickly

but Oh October

October means orange and red and brown

and spices

and apples

and cool weather

which means soups

and chili

and pumpkin EVERYTHING

it always comes back to food

which I've been making a lot of

lots of recipes to share on PinterTest Thursday

But this last week has been filled with little adventures

like accidently going to Washington

we were trying to get to Costco

but missed our exit, and uh oh, there you go

George Washington's silhouette on the highway sign was a pretty clear indication we'd gone too far

eventually we back-tracked to Costco and got our ink cartridges filled 

so I could prep for another year of homeschooling

it's only just begun

and she was over it after the first five minutes

but perhaps the biggest thing to happen this week was to go from this

to this

yup, we said goodbye to the training wheels

self-taught in a day

gaining her birthday list a new item

On Thursday we said goodbye to Daddy for a few days

Aidan didn't take it so well

but she cheered right up with a little shopping-therapy

and a new Mickey Salad bowl from a sweet friend

helped ease my pain a little too

to kick off the weekend, I told Aidan we were going to have a Slumber Party

so she informed me of all official Slumber Party activities.

our first assignment was to make Cookies & Cream Oreo Cupcakes which i

had jotted down from Jessica a while ago

which incidentally came from here

Haley was on rolling pin duty

and she rolled like a pro

our next assignment was to play a game

I had printed this Alphabet game board off of Confessions of a Homeschooler

which worked out perfectly, because Haley was able to participate too.

finally, we of course had to watch a movie

I think Haley got to pick, which obviously meant something with Elmo

And then it was lights out

at 11

no more slumber parties.

the next couple days were filled with



and just plain waiting for Daddy to get back

which he did

and we couldn't be happier

because we're just crazy about that guy!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous! October is BEAUTIFUL in the northwest, welcome to having real seasons! I hope you are enjoying living in Portland!