It started off with a very special birthday for a very special...
5 (F.I.V.E.) year old!!!!! If this month was a whirlwind, these past 5 years have been lightning. Poof!
The night before the party (approximately 12 hours before the guests rolled in) we ripped up the nasty carpet in our addition (the process was started by our dog, thanks Koa...) and underneath we discovered this gem of a floor-- 80s faux marble yellowing vinyl! Cringe!!! But it made for the perfet preschool party floor. Throughout the morning orange juice was spilled, orange icing was smeared, a coffee mug or two went a-flying, but no one batted an eye. And all because of that ugly floor :)
By the end of it all, naps were in order, and some people didn't even bother climbing into bed...
After that fall crept in, and somewhere between leaf hunts....
and (lots and LOTS of) homemade hot cocoa. I think there was one week where we may or may not have made about 2 cups a day...each...
We managed to make one lone Halloween craft...
the girls did all the stamping and sewing and picking out of halloween-y words. Right now it's hung on our front door like a garland....above our (store bought) pumpkins.
Of course, we also fit in a bit (a LOT) of work and some long nights, but all in all it's been delightful and cozy, even for a whirlwind. November, you better treat us just as sweetly!
Precious images of such darling children!!ReplyDelete
Art by Karena
What precious pictures!ReplyDelete
Don't you know...it's not a true party of any fashion unless there's house construction chaos going on! Looks like a lovely Oct. party though.
Soooo sooo beautiful, Leah! I miss you all so much!ReplyDelete
Leah - Hi. Is that cabin any chance Walker Cabin in N. Arlington? If it is, you were pretty much behind my house! Looks like wonderful family times.ReplyDelete