They went back to school:
It’s been a big change having everyone in school all day. I jumped out of the gate at a full gallop, cleaning and crafting and what-notting, but I’m quickly over that. I’m gonna have to structure my time or we’ll all be in trouble.
The annual trail ride went on as planned. The patriarch of the horse family next door passed away this summer and the trail ride was in question for only a few short minutes. It was a beautiful day to spend next door!
We were treated to an impromptu race between the local(ish) city police and the grandson of our neighbor. The grandson whipped the cop’s horse riding butt. Once while barefoot. And once while wearing his football cleats!
The girls started gymnastics. I’m glad they’ve wanted to join something, I’m glad they’re sporty, but I’m interested to see how long we stick with it. Little girl LOOOOVES it, and Big girl was ok with it til her face met the uneven bar last week and left her with a lightly bruised eye and a heavily bruised ego. Now she says she’s never ever ever going back again ever. (Til Monday when I talk her in to it.)
The weather this fall has been incredible, warm, sunny, absolutely gorgeous skies. A perfect day for our local Chamber of Commerce/town fair. Best part for me? Face. Paint.
I could’ve stood there and watched the face painting lady all day long.
But the children had rides to ride.
And slides to slide.
And flips to do:
We finished out the month with our grammer school’s fund-raiser jog-a-thon. At the end of every lap, they collected a bracelet. After complaining the entire 20 minutes of the first “heat”, Big girl’s bestie-friend showed up and they wanted to run with her. In the end, they collected 20-some-odd bracelets a piece, which is equivalent to a 5K for each girl!!
I think they were talking about getting pedicures or going out for Happy Meals after…
Hunny got in on the fun, too. He’s a great sport.
The way it looks, October will be even busier than September so I should rest up. Coming up: Trip to NYC, SESAME, Someone’s getting married and more, more,