Friday, October 28, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Perfect Fall Day

Fall is here and today was one of those perfect fall days! Blue sky, crisp air, and falling leaves as far as the eye can see. There was a huge pile of leaves in front of our house and it didn't take long for the girls to find it, play in it and jump in it. After their romp in the leaves we went to a pumpkin patch for a birthday party of one of their buddies. They went on a hayride, picked out pumpkins, walked through a corn maze and ran around until they were wiped out!!! It was a fun day!

Happy Fall!!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Days of Old

A few weeks ago I was reading our neighborhood paper. There was an article about, "The Knife Sharpener". It seems that once a year there is a man who makes his way around town on foot pushing his knife sharpening contraption. You cannot contact him by phone, email or any other modern way. You just have to listen for the sound of his ringing bell. When you hear the bell you know he is in town.

It has been unseasonably warm and I had all of the windows open one morning. All of a sudden I heard a ringing bell. I wondered, "could it be the one and only knife sharpener?" Sure enough it was!! I gathered up the girls and all of my knives (something about that doesn't sound right:) and went outside. I stopped him and asked to have my knives sharpened. He was a man of few words and really wanted nothing to do with Kit and Lucy or me for that matter. He was strictly about getting to business. I handed him the knives and he got to work. The girls stood and watched him in somewhat amazement. They tried to talk to him as well as show him their balancing skills. He wasn't interested! Oh well - The girls and I both enjoyed watching him and the end result was a butcher block and drawer full of sharpened knives and smiles on the girl's faces!

Here he is at work!
Kit getting a closer view

Lucy didn't want to miss anything!

Showing off their balancing skills

(He was unimpressed)

Until next year........

Monday, October 10, 2011

Catch Up

It is hard to believe that September has come and gone and we are almost in the middle of October. We have been very busy. We have had lots of school parties and activities, we have started ballet, gymnastics and art classes. We have toured the fire station, gone on a library tour, gone to the beach, picked out pumpkins and decorated the house for Halloween. With every event I failed to do one thing - take pictures! I must say though I have enjoyed everything we have done and haven't really missed lugging my camera bag, stopping what I am doing and interrupting the girls for the "perfect" (never perfect) picture. I think they have enjoyed it as well:) I don't have many pictures but lots of memories. So I have no fall pictures to share as of yet but I have finally organized some of my Summer pictures - imagine that. We had a fun Summer and enjoyed every minute of it. I think the best times were those that we didn't really do much of anything. As I looked through my pictures they all brought a smile to my face because this was the first Summer the girls were together! They loved it all and they loved each other!

We never missed a chance to get our face painted.

Kit perfected the Hula hoop!

We all learned new dance steps compliments of Wii

Lucy finally got to sit on the beach lifeguard stand

when the guards went back to school!

Kit blew bubbles until her heart was content!

We had dance parties on the patio

The girls enjoyed six weeks of camp!

Lucy insisted on "helping" the contractor with our patio!

I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream!

We caught Grasshoppers

Took naps together

Looked for the moon on the nights we got to stay up late!

And just had fun being together!

Hoping the rest of our fall is as fun as our Summer was!!

Next post - Fall!