We’re all awaiting this Frankenstorm. There’s definitely an ominous feeling as we sit here and wonder what will happen. KC’s work is canceled, so at least we have him to keep us company/sane while we hunker down and pray for this all to be behind up a.s.a.p. I’ve been thinking of some fun things to keep the kids occupied to keep all of our spirits up while we’re stuck indoors. I’m hoping to get a few things done while we still have power. One of which is recording the latest goings-on.
Fall has been good to us. There’s rarely a day when we aren’t out and about thoroughly enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and colored leaves. But we have had some indoor fun too.
And what did we do with the pumpkins? Paint them, of course. Because with three three-year-olds, it just didn’t seem practical to use shark objects, and I didn’t want to clean pumpkin goo off of everything in sight. Next year. They were more than thrilled to paint them.
One rainy morning, I just decided we should go for a walk. Unharnessed! It was so cute watching them make discoveries along the way. It wasn’t without time-out threats (to stay out of the street, or to get out of someone’s flower bed) or carrying people, but it was definitely a fun, new experience for us.(random driveway.)
We found an awesome new park close by. I may have played on some of the equipment for a while. It was hard to tear Alex away from the electronic station. He would dance there for hours. He also brings is crayons and notebook everywhere.Clog season is here!
We had one last hurrah at Six Flags when we took the kids to Fright Fest. I had no idea they would have so many awesome kid events going on. They got free pumpkins at the entrance, got to go trick-or-treating, Ruby went on the hayride, they made their way through a spider web and hay maze, and Ruby hugged every single character she came across. And they ate too much candy. Good times.
While the Ribeiras were out of town, Jeff’s mom babysat Penny. We all have a lot of fun together.
and we went to the Playseum. I can’t say enough good things about this place.
Cranberry Walnut Bread with Brie (Based off of this recipe.)
Chocolate Cobbler (thanks for making this one, Lili!)
I made some very rough (as in 5 minutes of work) felt pumpkins. An idea I saw on Pinterest, of course. But You should have seen their reaction when I brought each set out in a pumpkin candy bucket! I might as well have been Christmas morning. Without any instruction from me, they all made awesome little jack-o-lanterns.
We stopped at a favorite park one day to find the amazing leaves ready to jump in! Pretty sure they’ll all be gone after today.
Geez, I didn’t think I had that much to catch up on. There have been/will be some Halloween happenings, but maybe I’ll save all that for another post. Now, lets get this storm over with and enjoy the rest of the season!