I realized that I hadn’t written about our week. Here are some highlights.
|New veggie we found at the garden plot|
|Woody, Pip, and Hazel|
On Tuesday we went to the early years center to meet some friends. We hadn’t been in quite a while and had a nice time. In the afternoon we had to go downtown to get our police checks done. Not a very exciting afternoon but the kids all did well. Later in the evening my friend came to visit and the boys decorated some rocks they had painted orange for their pumpkin rocks.
On Wednesday the kids helped me to wash all our pie pumpkins. After I cut them up to bake I thought the children would enjoy scooping out the insides but they all thought it was too slimy. Because I was busy with all the pumpkins it was a bit chaotic. But we did end up with 14cups of puree and everyone learned to play by themselves a little more. During quiet time I we also opened a new box of window crayons which was fun.
|Yummy pumpkin pancakes|
|All our friends out on a walk|
|The boys climbing rocks|
|Sam and Mr. Squirrel out on our walk|
|Beauty of fall!|
On Friday we had a full house and loads of fun. It was painting day and the children worked on invitations for the fall harvest party they are hosting at the end of the month. We painted their hand to make a tree print and then they used their fingertips to make little leaves. It turned out very well. Our new songs for circle time are also being learned quickly.
This week I did a lot of baking and packing for the weekend. We first went to Meaford on Saturday to visit one set of grandparents. It rained on and off all day but didn’t let that stop us from looking at all the scarecrows around town and visiting a local market for apples. The boys loved playing at their house.
The next day after a late start we visited my husbands' aunt and then headed off just past Orillia to visit another set of grandparents. At the cottage our boys went fishing, played outside all afternoon, made a big fire and enjoyed visiting cousins and relatives. Although they didn’t eat much of the dinner they were sure to be ready for a yummy dessert (we brought pumpkin cake with Nutella icing). It was nice to not have to run off and head home again, as we decided to stay the night.
Monday we got going late from the cottage and then got stuck in traffic for several hours. We went straight to my parents for another lovely dinner. The kids made fun place mats using clear contact paper and leaves. They were rather restless by the end of the weekend. The food was delicious and it was wonderful to see my family.
I realized that although we did a lot of fall activities this week I forgot to focus on Thanksgiving with the boys. We do talk about being thankful daily, but I know I could have made more effort with that. We did talk more about it on the weekend though.
Linking up this week:
Hip Homeschool Moms
Happy Family Times
Seasons of Joy Waldorf Wednesdays
It's Play Time