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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hello October, We're Happy to See You

October at our house is much like the week before Christmas at many other houses. We. Love. October. And Halloween and all the fall fun that comes with them.

The boys were up early this morning so I got a head start on picking up the house. Shawn took Maze to art class at 9, and now I'm taking a break before finishing the downstairs. And Shawn has a date with the washing machine. We didn't do any laundry this week and needless to say, there are a few loads waiting...

If time permits this afternoon, I'd love to run by the Iowa Orchard in Urbandale for some apples and cider. I've been craving cider for several weeks and think today is the day I'll get some. Maybe I'll make Mazy go with me during Bo's nap. Or, maybe I'll put them both down for naps and enjoy a solo outing!

Yesterday, before I forget, was the quilt show at Wells Fargo! Oh what a fun day! I went with Shawn's mom, aunt, two sisters and a friend. They are a fun group and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. I didn't buy a lot --just one kit of fabric and a pattern for a bargan $20 to make Bo a quilt for the van. I think I'll back it in flannel so he'll stay nice and warm this winter. I'm making Mazy and I-Spy quilt for the same purpose. There were so many cool Halloween patterns, fabrics and quilts! I really wanted to buy some of them. But instead I remembered the pile of fabrics and patterns and kits I have at home and kept my wallet in my purse.

And finally, tomorrow the boys and I are heading to Linden for the long-anticipated fishing day with Grandpa Pud. We've postponed twice, but we are for sure going tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to it. Mom is joining us. I think I'll back some snacks and drinks, and of course my camera. It's not every day you get to capture an 88-year-old teaching a 6- and 3-year-old how to fish in an Iowa pond.

And now a few photos from last weekend:

 Hayride at the Knapp's Harvest Party

 Kael and Mazy playing on the big bales

 Bo exploring the cornfield

 Hunting for pumpkins in Grandma's patch

 Grandpa Pud and an unhappy Maddox

 Hudson and Grandpa Keith singing Happy Birthday to Grandpa Pud

 The two family hams -- Theron and Mazy

Hudson and Grandma Katy being silly

1 comment:

  1. What is an I Spy quilt? I need to know. Porter LOVES I Spy books and playing I Spy everywhere! And, I had to comment on how much Theron looks like you!