So, maybe I'll just start trying to get back into things by journaling what we've been up to and hope the writing flows and becomes a more regular thing for me again. I also use Facebook a lot so sometimes I feel like blogging things here is a repeat.
Morsels of life from September and October:
Over Labor Day we submitted to the kids' desire to go camping. They all positively loved it and I know we'll be back there again when the temperatures climb above 50 at night.
To make the occasion even more memorable I picked up a package of Jiffy pop. I didn't realize I captured Jacob making this face when I took the picture. It gives me a good laugh every time I look at it.
Halloween started early here. I was able to get the kids to decide on costumes in September and then drug out the sewing machine and turned my formal dining room back into the designated craft room. Emily is going to be Strawberry Shortcake with Claire as her Raspberry Tart and Matthew is going to be a roman gladiator. Jacob never decided so I'm pretty sure his will be purchased last minute, as it usually is. He's entered into that weird stage of not knowing if he should dress up but still wanting to so he doesn't make any decisions until a few days before Halloween. I'm cool with that, as long as he doesn't hold it against me that I don't sew his costumes like I do for his siblings.
J is gone for awhile for training so I decided to load up the van and drive 14 hours with the kids to visit him for a week during their fall break from school. We met J in Washington D.C. for a quick weekend trip of sight seeing and also got to watch him run in a 10 mile race with 30 thousand other people. We then went back to his temporary home in Norfolk for the week and enjoyed some easy going family time. I have tons of pictures from this trip so I'll try to do a post of them soon.
I'm pretty sure we could squeeze a couple more little ones in the frame, don't you?
And this is where I sign off because I probably just made my mother have a heart attack. :)