October is always the start of the (cold) busy season for me. The warm busy season comes mid-Aprilish- with clothes switching, garden planning, planting and prep work all while in the throws of homeschooling. The cold busy season has many of the same elements: end of year canning, doing the summer winter clothes' switch, winterizing and throwing home learning back into the schedule after a summer of flying, free as a bird, wherever the winds take us. This always takes an adjustment.
This busy season, however, has holidays thrown into the mix.
October flew by. I expect November and December to do the same.
Here is a slapdash post of October Things... don't expect it to make sense. It surely won't.
My sister and I take our children to Iron Kettle Farm every year for some pumpkin perusing. There are animals, there are pumpkin people, there are overpriced pumpkins and playground equipment. When we first began, all the playground equipment was free. Nowadays, you have to buy tickets for much of their offerings. But we find the free stuff and none of my children care a bit.
This year, due to scheduling, it was just the Littles that came and not the whole gang. Fun for the Littles, I am sure they felt very special doing something all by themselves. A bit bittersweet for me, though, as I find myself yearning for the days when everyone was available to partake in the whims of the Mama.
Mothers with little children- having the children with you for EVERYTHING will be something you eventually miss. Mark my words.
|Moses sat behind and said "Look at the deer that I shot, Mama!" |
Looks like he is going the way of his brothers in this too.
|Ineke took this picture of Auntie Beth and her Littles|
|Pictures often don't convey personality well but this one is spot on. If you want to know who mischievous Moses is, here he is!|
|Those thugs in back had strategically placed firecrackers along the path and feel pretty good about how that went. The firecrackers sounded less nice.|