Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Fabulous

My mother always asks me to blog. She likes the pictures of the grandkids, of course, but she really likes the stories. Like the time Carrie cut off her eyelashes. Or how Liam used to go crazy when he saw birds because they excited him so much. Or how Damon squirts toothpaste all over creation with gusto.

So here's a photo-free blog update for today. It's sunny and windy and I hope to get the Halloween/autumn lights up to decorate the front porch. Since it's Monday, the sheets are getting washed and dried and beds remade. We will head to the Y tonight, unless I can talk Dada into taking Liam shoe-shopping. WHEN is he going to quit growing?

Dada was out of town for the second half of last week and didn't make it home until late Saturday night. Yesterday we went to church and he took the kids to the BassPro store while I did nursery duty with my snuggly little buddies. Then they picked up lunch (and me) and we went home to play or have naps. I headed off for a massage and facial (bliss) and then we had dinner and headed to bed. The kids had watched movies both Friday night (Balto) and Saturday night (An American Tale: Fievel Goes West) so they really needed baths.

Now they are off to school and Damon is watching Elmo and the rest of the Sesame Street crew. He's starting to talk more clearly. He was clomping around in my big sandals the other day and informing me, "I got your shews. Mine!"

Both big kids are really enjoying their school year so far. I can't believe how fast September has gone. If this keeps up, it really WILL be summer vacation again before we know it. The kids have been wearing hats and multiple layers to the bus stop in the morning and then wanting shorts after school. I hate 30 degree temperature changes. Fall is NOT my favorite.

Still, it has been nice for bike rides, which Damon LOVES. Liam is also starting to become confident on his bike, so we may actually get several real rides in this fall. Seeing as we now have a humungous bike rack that fits on the back of Pepe the Pilot (our car), we may as well get our money's worth out of it, right?

Alas, I must get back to work since the dratted Kitchen Fairy hasn't shown up for duty. Again. And the Halloween decorations need my help getting out of the box, etc. Enjoy the changing season and avoid those germs who've arrived on the scene! =P