We certainly can't complain about the weather this fall! Though I'm looking forward to cooler weather, I'm also just trying to enjoy it while it lasts! As a lady at the store reminded me the other day, once it starts raining it won't stop for a long time!
In other news, though my garden mostly tanked, again, this year, we did have a bumper crop of yellow cherry tomatoes - I have so many out there right now, but they are mostly all split open, alas. Also, we grew one acorn squash plant from a leftover acorn squash and it has 13+ squash on it! The kids are really excited - I seem to have lucked out on that regard by getting a majority of children who love acorn squash! They don't last as long as other other squash I hear (on the internet, so it must be true!), so we might have to eat them at a pretty fast clip. We'll see if they all still like them after we have them all the time for a few weeks!
Paideia, the boys school, had a zoo field trip last week and Monica got to go! She was pretty excited to join her friends exploring the zoo and attending an interactive zoo class. All of the fun of school without the to and fro-ing, from my point of view! She's been doing well at learning how to read. Just yesterday she started to pick up speed in a very noticeable way. I was kind of shocked that it would happen so quickly, rather than being a more gradual transition. She's a bit of a perfectionist, so I'm thinking teaching her to write is going to be especially hard. But I guess it's a strength and a weakness, right?
|Such great weather for early October!|
|So much sweetness. Monica brushed her hair today!|
|Friday assembly a few weeks ago. Fifth and third from left, Judah and Ezra.|
|Ready to go to the zoo with the school!|