We kept the camera handy all day. Summer came back for a spell and we spent most of it outside. A few things: the neighbors called to warn you about the Voles--they might eat your bulbs. Hazel somehow wore that pink sparkly headband all day. Lucy brought the cricket inside. I rearranged a few things (you're not surprised). Avery fell down some steps, but is fine. Lucy poked Seth in the neck with a stick, but he's fine. Mostly, it was no work, all play--just your kind of day. Here is what you missed while we missed you...
nearly always includes painting/drawing
a little post-meal math
the paperwhites making progress
Seth's sweet new setup
the scooter club meeting at the "gazebo"
leaves, leaves, and more leaves
peeking at napping (or not napping) Aves through the screen porch window
sunshiney diaper change
"mom, dad says we can climb as high as we want!"
this light through this Japanese Maple
this awesome soccer kick
this tired Mama and ONE of her leaf piles
Rascal-powered Swing Train
Snack time at the gazebo
Unsanctioned snack time at Seth's "bed" (the dregs of his Halloween stash)
lounging on the screened porch
a second go on the swings
the just-built bridge into Chatam County and the quirky quartet (note: Lucy's second color-coordinated outfit this week)
a bit of tenderness mustered by S and L to help Hazel along (trail too long, legs too short) and my favorite part of the day
one boy's haircut by moi
the girls in the bath (Avery already cribbed and thumb-plugged)
the children begged me to save the sink full of dishes for you
The Head Rascal and our Four