Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

The fall season is too short. I love the perfect fall weather, the colors, the smell of spices, and of course the pumpkins. Last weekend we headed out to the pumpkin patch with Mark, Jamie, and Beckett. I wish I had a professional photographer on all our outings! Jamie got some great pictures. Ellie was a bit grumpy, but we still had fun.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

September 2014

In September I got back into the swing of teaching again. My schedule is really nice, and although I find teaching 7th graders quite an adjustment from the honors high school classes I was doing, it is still enjoyable. I don't love being away from Ellie, but only having to work every other day makes it much easier, and instead of being gone for 8+ hours I am usually only gone for about 5 total. We have been enjoying the fall weather and the sunnier days after such a rainy August. I love to just watch as Ellie explores the backyard and has fun by herself. We also spent some time at the Ranch. It is absolutely beautiful during this time of year. We took a trip to the zoo. Ellie thought that the armadillos were pretty cool and loved the fountain with the revolving stone globe.

Ellie refuses to let me help her eat with a spoon. She makes a mighty mess of her yogurt, but at least she is happy.

I remember loving these drinking fountains as a kid.

September had perfect hiking weather.