Saturday, November 05, 2011

Fall 2011

I thought I'd keep with the season theme. "FALL". So much has happened since our trip to CA this summer.

Our Owens Cousins came to visit us on their way to drop off Lynette at BYU-Provo.

The kids started school. I'm one of those horrible moms who actually looks forward to school starting: the routine, less sitting around fighting, less frequent utterances of "I'm bored", etc. But every year I get blind-sided by how hard it is to get us all on that schedule. I was so pro-active this year. I took each school aged kid out by themselves to get their supplies (is anyone else perplexed at how every year that list gets longer and more expensive?) and have some lunch together. But even with the head-start, I still felt like it took us a good two weeks to get on the routine. Here they are on their first days. I've now got 2 in Middle School, 2 in Elementary School, and 1 in Preschool:

And 1 at home.

I love the four seasons. It somehow adds a rhythm to the year. So, after we've settled into school, we start looking forward. We notice the days get cooler. Then, we have to go get our pumpkins at the pumpkin farm.

Lindsay got her braces off.
You can see she has like 3 pairs of bands in just to try to make sure that the teeth really would be ready. 

And, we carved the pumpkins.

Sorry for the long lapse in blogging. We're all still here.


anitamombanita said... fun to see you all...even more so after a long lapse!!

Diane Arnett Gardiner said...

YIPPY!! I love seeing you in a few photos as well. You all look so happy. Crazy how quickly time keeps flying by.

Julie said...

I enjoy the change of the seasons and the return of school, too. I loved our summer this year, but it was exciting to start school again and then see fall arrive and now winter. It's nice to have ways to mark the time.
Lindsay looks great with her braces off- is she loving it?!

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Homewiththekids said...

You got the skinny face back!!!