Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Autumn!

We are in full swing with autumn activities. Watching and cheering for our favorite football teams, making lots and lots of applesauce and apple jams, butters and jellies, beginning the seasonal canning of beans, soups and stews, waiting anxiously for the leaves to finally turn and fall, so they can be played in...

We are done with our first term of school. We're going to be on 'vacation' for a week or two, meaning that one big job around the house gets done each day, then everyone has free time. The main jobs on the docket: The Great Clothes Swap, featuring a thinning of clothes this year, Cleaning Bedrooms to the Edges and Corners, including closets and under the beds, a thinning and organizing of the library, including pictures when done, shampooing of the carpets of the living room and family room and a scrubbing and bleaching of kitchen counter grout. I'd sure like concrete counter tops! The Lambies are hoping for a fresh coat of paint on their bedroom walls. We will see. That seems to be a job that needs more time than we will have.

What's been keeping you busy?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wascally Wabbit!

Troubles decided he wanted to pretend to be a rabbit this afternoon. He drew, colored and cut out wabbit ears, whiskers and a cute nose/mouth combo. He put the ears on with his sister's headband and taped the whiskers and nose to his face. He hopped about for a half an hour or so before he tired of his game.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


One of today's to-do's was to organize the show closet. Here are all the shoes that were in there paired up and ready to be sorted. in a large family!