Sunday, October 6

The First October Weekend





















Some weekends are just simply more productive than others.  This one, I'd have to say was less productive.  Not less enjoyable, but we just had fewer tasks to accomplish, so we took it easy.  Because this first weekend in October brought some beautiful weather, and some really memorable times with friends and family.

Molly is finally able to be trusted (at least for a few moments) with crayons.  I'm not sure if this is the norm for a toddler, but for the past year, she ate crayons.  I'm serious.  I would give a single crayon and paper, turn my head for a few seconds, and back to a mouthful of colored wax.  That girl.  I kept holding them from her, which I really hated, but even though they're labeled "non-toxic", I'm not sure that stuff is good for the bowels, you know?!  Either way, over the last few weeks, she has discovered the real potential of a crayon.  And she's loving it.  So coloring is one of our new favorite hobbies.  It's still very much a full-attention-from-Mom project, though, after the line of green I found in the hallway the other day...

It was back to the apple orchard Saturday!  We can't resist.  Not only does Molly love apple picking (and eating), but I'm really starting to enjoy it too.  We got some beauties, and couldn't have been prouder.  I've got 4 total pies under my belt thus far this Fall, and plenty more in the future.  The farm is always thankful for a warm pie, and we shared with Grandparents this weekend, too!  I'm working on a pie tutorial post, because I really want to share this recipe ;)

We got a few hours of dog-sitting in this weekend, too.  Molly's showing her amazing big sister/mothering/bossy capabilities with that little dog.  His name is Skippy, he's my sister's multipoo--which means he's an 11 pound, hypoallergenic, yipper.  He's amazingly gentle and doesn't bite or nip at Molly despite her constant drive to make him obey her.  She loved having him around.  As for Skippy, I'm not sure how he felt about the date...

I pulled the rest of the acorn squash out of the garden and gathered some fallen and silk leaves to decorate around the house, outside.  Molly and I really enjoyed collected acorns and leaves.  Plus, it was mostly a free collection, so that's always a win in my book.  Every time we walk out the door, she looks at the cart and says "so pretty, Mommy"!  I love the pride that fills inside her when she really helps with a project around here.

And we had a well overdue dinner with some great friends, sans kids.  This is not a regular happening for us, because we rarely do things without Molly.  But it was a great night.  I haven't laughed that hard in a while, and I do think laughing is good for the soul.  Good friends are really a gift, we all agreed to do this more often.  And Molly had fun playing for a few hours at my sister's house with her cousins.  It was truly a good night.

I've got a full week planned with my new position starting soon.  It's so bittersweet, but I know we've got God's support, and we're going to need it.  I am just not a fan of change.  But here we go.

Happy October,
it's going to be a month of great transition!


Lisa

6 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa, thank you for your comment on my blog : ) Your photos are stunning! Those apples look perfectly crisp, and the colours of Autumn in the pumpkin photo are just beautiful! I've recently discovered that there is an apple orchard near to where I live, and I must make a visit there this season - your photos have made me even more determined to do so. I look forward to your apple pie tutorial - my mouth is watering at the prospect : )

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    1. I doubt you could regret any fall baking :)

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  2. these photos are GREAT. the one of that pie?...i just want to eat it. haha!

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    1. Oh my, that's so nice of you- these are all iphone photos! I'm preparing myself for a real camera ever so soon. For now, that iphone is so convenient, and the camera is pretty decent- especially since I'm using all the tips over at annapolisandcompany.com :)

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  3. I don't know if it's the crisp clean layout of your blog, your photography style, your sweet way of phrasing things, your love of baking, or the fact that you're a PA, but I have just really smiled and been instantly drawn to this sight. Thanks for commenting over on {Re}visionary Life. You must know that the name of my blog came from the fact that I gave up my dream of becoming a PA and the beautiful mess God made of my heart and the joy he is filling it back up with. So whenever I see a mom balancing work and home, and enjoying the ordinary beautiful things in life, it does my heart good. It's a beautiful story, and I always get excited about it. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, Susanna, thank you! Your comment really made me smile, because I really don't feel like I've got the balance I crave! While I do love being a PA, I really couldn't have understood how much I love being a Mom :) There are a lot of days I wish I would have done things differently, but I just keep praying that God's plan will lead to a great happiness. It means so much to hear your sweet words, thank you!
      And enjoy every moment at home with your little one, because I do think it's the most important job of all!
      Lisa

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