Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Life and An Autumn Walk

I can't believe how busy this autumn has been. I thought once the kids went back to school I would have all kinds of time to get to the many little projects that need to be finished. Uh, no. That hasn't happened at all!

Now that the kids are in school full-time there is not really a need for me to be at home on my own. As much as I like being at home and having time to myself, I also like the idea of finally getting a new kitchen, a new front porch, a new vehicle, a new....you get the idea! While we have managed to live off of Jeff's income for all of these years (we also had tenants for 5 years and I looked after a plethora of other children) the extra money from my job will go a long way!

When the kids are at school I spend time volunteering in a bunch of classrooms, working as a Strong Start coach, and taking a course about teaching Kindergarten. This all takes up way more time than I thought and I can't imagine what it will be like when/if I get a job! I don't know how other families cope when both parents are working, but I hope to find out soon enough!

Here are some photos from a walk we did at the beginning of October:

This is a tree we pass on the way to school. I like how just one part of it has started to change colour.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

More of Autumn

Is this a "boy thing"? Heather wrote LOVE on our chalkboard wall, so a few days later I wrote PEACE. I noticed Lauchy working away on the chalkboard and when I checked later I discovered that not only had he erased our lovely words, he wrote his own words instead! Sigh.

How lovely, Lauchy!

My friend sent me a message to tell me that some of the delicious chocolate we had in England is now at our local grocery store! What?! Do you know how many of these suckers I mailed to family and friends? Lots! At least they can buy their own now!

Finally, more and more leaves! I love the colours!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Leaves!

We don't get very many leaves in our front yard so we always have to outsource leaves from neighbouring lawns. I am certain the neighbours don't mind when we rake up leaves for them!

Zombie Girl

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Orchards at The Orchard!

We didn't get to do this last year when we were in England. It is nice to get back to some of our usual traditions. The kids grumbled, "Why do we always have to go apple picking!", but of course, they loved it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn Stuff

This is my favourite time of year! I love the changes in leaves and the spectacular colours. We see this tree on our way home from school each day.

Lauchy spent the morning in the sun and looking at books.

We went to the park in the afternoon:

We passed several oak trees on the way home so Lauchy and I went home, got a bucket, and came back to collect a bunch.

This squirrel was rather brave!