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I love fall. It always has been one of my favorite seasons. This is a quote that sums up my feelings about the season:
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
― Nora Ephron
This year, our fall has been incredibly busy. We have had so many things going on, that I haven’t been able to enjoy the season like I normally can. Couple that with the fact that we’ve only had about 3 days that were cooler than 90 degrees this fall, and I feel kind of gypped.
However, we were able to rally and fit a little bit of fall into the season. The first day it dropped below 70 degrees, we went out and bought some pumpkins to decorate our house. That has turned into a fall tradition for our entire family. This year, we may have gone a little overboard, but we found some really neat-looking pumpkins. Scattering pumpkins around my house makes it feel like fall. We also switch out our scent in the fall to make it smell like the holiday season. This year, we’re planning to carve a pumpkin at home for the first time. We never really did it in the past, but this year Monkey is old enough to participate and have fun with it, so we’re going to try it. I suspect it will only be the most basic of carved shapes.
|My favorite pumpkin from this year.|
We haven’t done many craft-like projects recently, simply because we’ve been so busy with everything else. Monkey did manage to make a coyote from air-dry clay. Unfortunately, the ears and tail broke off as it was drying. I think we didn’t stabilize those parts enough. It’s a work in progress.
|Coyote or naked mole rat?|
Bo is busy these days getting into everything. She loves to pull books off of the shelf and hit the button to turn off my computer. Basically, I have to wait until she is asleep or playing with Monkey to get any work done. But her face is cute enough to make up for it.
How is your fall going?
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