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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October flew.

October just flew by. The month really went so quickly. How can I say that when I have so many days when I's only 2pm? Here are some pictures from last month.
 Neighbor Sophie spent most of a Saturday with the boys. Playing outside, jumping on the trampoline and then they came inside for snacks and some craft time. She is an only child. She tells me that we have A LOT of kids. Ha.
 Holden and I spotted this guy at Hobby Lobby one day. He would have loved to bring him home but had to settle on just getting his picture made with him.
Popsicles on the edge of the trampoline. Abe was only there momentarily for this picture. :)
Legos and puzzles and two of this boy's biggest interests right now. He loves to build and put things together.
 A little picture of Abe crashing our school time. It's definitely been trickier this year.
 This activity may save us in the colder months ahead. Two boys get in the laundry basket while another boy pushes them down the tile hallway. Where do they come up with these ideas!? (And apparently this was a day that Pax wanted to stay in his jammies. We had more jammie days in our first year of homeschooling than we ever had in my first 5 years as a mommy. I'm not sure how this happened.)
 Since our camping trip was rained out earlier in the month, the big boys and Jeremy slept in the tent in our backyard on a Friday night. We also made s'mores over our grill. They thought it was the best thing ever. Pax said repeatedly, "mommy, this is the funnest camping trip ever." :)
 The next morning we sat in the back of Jeremy's truck and watched part of the airshow that happens each October in our town. 
Just a beautiful morning at the park.
Playing with our umbrella.
 This picture reminds me how little my 6 year old still is. Some times it feels like he is all grown up. Holden had to have some blood drawn last week. So we spent the day before anxiously dreading it. But we also did a little play therapy of how we were going to look away from the needle, take deep breaths and calm ourselves. He also got to play doctor so he could practice drawing everyone's blood, even Monkey's. Ironically when Holden was the doctor, none of us needed our blood drawn. He argued with us about it. We all insisted that we were there at our appointment to have our blood drawn. His response, "Nope. I'm the doctor. You're healthy. You don't need to have blood drawn. No needles today." Clever little guy. I love him so! 
 On our way to the dreaded appointment. This $5 green tea frappuccino took his mind off of the needle for about 20 seconds. First Starbucks drink I've bought for my child. It won't become a habit. But it was a big treat on this day.
All the while, these 2 guys were having a Fall party at school. As you can see Pax got a little treat on the way home that day. And he was kind of enough to share with Abe.
We are a few days into November and quickly headed toward the fun and joy of the holidays. I need to slow down time and soak it all in.

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