Sunday, October 26, 2008

a time to play

noah is writing 2 paragraphs about the haitian revolt.
emilie is answering language arts questions about wilbur & orville wright.
josie is cutting, coloring, and glueing the rocky mountains on her geography pages.
and i am writing lesson plans for november, coordinating a harvest celebration, balancing the checkbook (on quicken! love quicken), and contemplating what i will make for dinner (okay, really i am procrastinating doing any of that and blogging).

yes, we are "back to life, back to reality."

(uh huh, that is the game of Life they are playing. and here michael is with the kids lives dancing around him).

here is a bit of what we did on our fall break!

we rode bikes around the neighborhood.

road to the park, and created relay races. i was not just a spectator this time, but a participant.
we stayed up kid late (9:30), and watched movies

we slept in till (8:00) adult late

we scootered across town and browsed antique shops (okay, the kids scootered, i browsed)

i discovered that i am too old to leap off of the park swing (sorry, no photo of me lying on the ground buried in woodchips)
we milked a wooden cow
exfoliated our feet in a corn kernel maze

fed farm animals

roller-skated hand in hand

caught up with a few old friends

and were well loved by family


  1. Hi Denise!! I was wondering when you'd get back into the blogging world!! :) Good to see you and to see what you did while you were away! Fun stuff! :)

    I also read about your Harvest Celebration! Looks like a total KICK!! I love square dancing... haven't done it in ages! Do a little dosie doh (sp??) for me!!! :)

  2. Okay, seriously. How CUTE are you in those roller skates?? Looks like a ton of fun!!

  3. The corn makes me want to sneeze.

    The last time I went to a corn maze/petting zoo, I felt my sinuses filling as I drove off - the tears brimming and swimming and my eyes itching like crazy! By that night I was miserable!!! Oh, the agony of an allergic person in a corn maze. Never again - the kids can go it alone. :)

    You look nice and perky, though - no sinus problems for you!

    fall breaks are THE BEST. Glad you had fun.

  4. oh that looks like such a fun time. i heart your rollerskates too :o) oh the memories of rollerskating, ya know back in the day..

  5. It sounds like you had a FABULOUS time! What great family memories you're creating :)