Thursday, September 22, 2016

Harvesting Pumpkins, Part One

So for some reason this summer while we were away from our house much of our produce just went bananas. Pardon the pun. For a long time, though, we thought the exception was going to be the pumpkins we planted in the front yard. Years ago we had a really good crop from the patch by the street, but our attempt to duplicate this success seemed ill-fated: by late summer we had crazy vines and no pumpkins at all. Slowly but surely, however, during August and September (much later than last time), beautiful big pumpkins grew out of the vines. Some of them are still out there soaking up the end of the summer sun, but the other day we harvested our first pumpkin--just in time for the first day of fall.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New House! (Sort Of)

While it is true that we are in our new old house, sleeping and eating and living it up, it is also true that there is stuff EVERYWHERE. So, adorable pictures of the kids in their new bedrooms are forthcoming, but for now we'll just have to settle for some breakfast smiles. And, in case you were wondering, yes--the children sometimes mix all four of those cereals together in one bowl. It's pretty gross.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Busy Busy Busy

So we've been completely delinquent on pictures lately. School plus living not-at-home finally caught up to us and BAM! We've actually been on Creat Trail this week, staying across the street at the Cowns' while they are on vacation, but we left our camera back at Ya-Ya and Pop-Pop's. Anyways, in honor of our lack of current pictures, please enjoy this smattering we grabbed off Millie's old phone before it became my new phone. We'll try to get back to the present soon!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

3-Year-Old Class: Day One!

Simon is going to school three mornings a week this year. He has John's old teacher, and despite being a little scared this morning, had a great day. That third picture is him giving a thumbs up, in case you were wondering. Also, he was moving into the camera for that last picture, so it's a little blurry. It just looks so much like his actual smile that we wanted to include it.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Bath Time

Bonus of staying at Ya-Ya and Pop-Pop's: giant bath tub! There's nothing cuter than three kids in the bath--until it starts to go badly. Second to last picture: Simon is starting to cry. Last picture: Simon is full on crying and John is well on his way. It's tough to make soap-faces without getting suds in your eyes! (How cute is Kira in that one, though, right?)