Saturday, October 8, 2011

Goodbye to Summer

The mornings lately have a crisp feeling that makes me want to snuggle up in a blanket with a mug of something warm and not do much else for the entire day. Many days are gray and overcast. I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. I love fall. Noting the first few leaves that decide to shift to red on our maple tree gives me a thrill every year. And then there is always apple pie....delicious apple pie that is good anytime of year, but so much better in the fall.

Along with the joys of fall, there is always a little bit of sadness that summer is over. While we have been doing schoolwork for a while now, it suddenly feels more official. As a small tribute to the fun of summer, I decided to post some of the pictures we took while camping this year.


Princess playing with Squirt by running around his playpen, with him trying to chase her. We were constantly putting his pants back on as he had figured out how to quickly get them off.

Gizmo eating a fireball candy. She kept saying it was too hot.

This was a squirrel that stole a piece of bacon that fell while I was making breakfast. We nicknamed him Joey and saw him often throughout our camping trip.

Three kids on a funky tree.

Handknit socks and dirty Crocs.

Despite being confined to the playpen more than usual due to the dangers of camping, Squirt still had a fun time. The homemade gluten free graham crackers we gave him sure didn't hurt.

Playing in the water. The big kids were usually off exploring, but this held their attention near camp.

A stump. I just liked it.

One of our dinners in the Dutch oven. It was quite yummy.