"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Monday, September 23, 2013

Autumn is in Full Swing Here

 Well, it's my favorite time of year. I'm a sucker for beautiful leaves and crisp cool air.

 The nine year old did a little (very little) raking Friday and had enough of a pile to keep all the kids entertained for nearly an hour.

So much fun!

We have snow in the mountains, and more each day.  The clouds and sunshine made such a pretty pattern on the mountains yesterday.

 This morning when I came in to town for the last week of daycare (woohoo!) it was a bit nippy.  At the house it didn't feel cool at all (inside - lol) and I mistakenly dressed the four year old in shorts.  The nine year old saw me do that and wore them too - and now they're both cold. I did manage to find a pair of jeans for the four year old before he had to go to preschool.  They play outside every day, rain or shine.  The nine year old has football practice this afternoon and I bet he didn't bring a long-sleeved shirt to go under his uniform.  He wore one for the game Saturday and wished he hadn't because he was too warm once they got going.  I'm betting he is going to wish he had one today!

 The trees across the street from our old house are so pretty! Ours are pretty bare looking already.

At any rate, it's time for some nice warm comfort food.  I *had* to make steak last night ... no, really ... because one of the kids turned the temperature on the refrigerator at the old house completely off.  So everything in the fridge had to be thrown out, and my freezer stuff was mostly defrosted.  I felt pretty safe with the steak because it was still icy, but thawing.  So you see, we had to have steak for dinner - ha.  Anyway, I roasted up some little potatoes I had bought at the farmer's market last week, along with a little bacon and some onions.  It sure hit the spot!  Now that I'm talking about "crisp" air, I will have to make an apple crisp... or the apple cake with caramel sauce my mom used to make... yum.

All this talk of dessert reminds me.  I was trying to explain to my nine year old what a Twinkie is (yeah - he didn't know!).  After I described it he said, "Oh, so it's like strawberry shortcake without the strawberries" - and it was like *lightbulb* - What a great idea!!!  Now all I have to do is find some strawberries in September...