Bear with me.
This seemed to be a banner week of 'stuff' on the calendar. Sure, not a full calendar like some of you Super Woman moms of many, but one full of activity for our household.
September somehow managed to slip away without so much as a backward glance. October came in and took its place, reminding me that chilly, rainy days are bound to happen whether we had outside plans or not.
Somehow there never seems to be enough time in the autumn days.
Being the hearty type, we roll with it and pretend that winter will never come. This year autumn will miraculously last forever and henceforth roll right into spring.
Never mind. Ignorance is bliss.
It was a good week here.
A quick afternoon homeschooling event got us outdoors on a windy, chilly day when I'd rather be sipping my pumpkin spice coffee.
I'm glad we did go, as it proved to be a good time.
As always, the cast of characters were willing. The girls are just silly these days. The facial expressions are those worn only by crazy toddlerkins.
I can't help but laugh.
It was an Archery in the Park event hosted by an area State Park. It was a free educational event for homeschoolers that day and we attended with our homeschool group.
Trying archery was on Lily's bucket list. Check.
Any guesses as to what was added to their Christmas list?
Thanks to Patty sharing her Guardian Angel craft post, I was actually ahead of the game and prepared for the feast day yesterday. These are the little girls' projects. The angel wings are a little more like "put your hands up!" and the angel expressions more like "oh my, what are you doing to me??" The girls also agreed that the angels needed legs, perhaps many legs.
These most definitely will be treasured.
I also whipped up an Angel Food cake (just happened to have a box mix on hand) and Lily prepared Fluffy Pudding Frosting to top it off. It was delicious and light, perfect for celebrating our celestial friends.
Finally, around the house there are more signs of the season adorned in tones of orange, red, and brown.
Outdoors, yesterday was wet and cool here, but late afternoon caught glimpses of sunlit beauty.
Our feathered companions are growing and taking over the yard. They are 'free range' chickens which pretty much means they missed the memo I sent:
No chickens in the front yard. No chickens in my flowerbeds or terraces.
We'll see who has the last laugh when some of them are in my freezer. Your time will come, chickens. Your time will come.
The trees are shades of perfect autumn, but the usual fall wind has scattered many leaves throughout the yard. Each year there's a sadness when those colorful leaves fall to the ground. It's the passage of time, the spring and summer past, the anticipated goodbye. It leaves only the naked trees to behold out my window.
There has to be a winter before there can be another spring. It's just the way of things. I guess I wouldn't appreciate the autumn leaves, if not for the barren winter, the new growth of spring and the warmth of summer.
May your enjoyment of autumn wherever you are bring you happiness and contentment.
I intend on sitting back and enjoying another cup of coffee (with pumpkin spice creamer, of course) as often as I can. I hope you get the chance to do the same.