Every year on Thanksgiving, I take the time to reflect on my life. Where we are, where we need to be, what we need to do next, etc…
From day one, minute one, second one (from before her birth), Sidney has always been a fighter. She will do what she wants to, the way she wants to do it, when she wants to do it. That goes for everything. Eating – she will eat an adult size meal plus, if she wants to. Not if she likes the food because she is pretty good at trying new foods (for a 2 year old), but if she wants to eat it. She will use the potty if she wants to, when she wants to. She loves to cuddle, when she wants to cuddle.
This year in particular I have been amazed at fall. We have not had any major storms and despite the tons and tons and tons of leaves on our driveway and lawn, the trees have held on to the their leaves. And the colors have been amazing. We like to take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather every chance we get. The result, is about a month’s worth of fall pictures….
And do NOT even think of taking them off the book ledge!!
In keeping with my desire to get to know our new town, last weekend we visited Warrups Farm to check out the animals and pumpkins. We really enjoyed this farm. It is different from our favorite farm, but it is not meant to be the same. We had a great time exploring the pumpkins, the animals, the hay ride and the gardens. We missed the hay maze, but that is ok, just a reason to go back.
Up here in Connecticut, it is fall, big time. The leaves are amazing. The air is crisp and clean. It smells like fall. I love early fall. This is the perfect time of year, when it is still warm enough to play outside. Not too cold (except at night, we have had to use the heat and in my freezing cold office). The kids seem to love fall too.
I have been gathering letters for 2 or 3 years and finally, we set up the ABC wall. Originally, in the old house, I intended to put this in the basement. In this house, we decided to pout it in the kitchen. And that works well for us. The other day, in the kitchen, Em asked me how to make a Z. The kids are learning letters. This is a good, central place to put it.