22 October 2014 Ripe from the Backyard

October 22nd, 2014

ripe raspberries from the backyard
The raspberries are finally ripening!

21 October 2014 Leaf Storm

October 21st, 2014

Leaf storm

20 October 2014 Jouons aux cartes

October 20th, 2014

Jouons aux cartes
French Club played card games today.

19 October 2014 Pool Table Out of the House!

October 19th, 2014

Pool table on its way out
And at the top of the driveway where I will hopefully not back the car into it. Still looking for a buyer. We had one a couple of months ago but the deal fell through when we failed to get the pool table out of the basement. Now it’s out of the basement (thanks to AC’s ingenuity) but so far no one (including our original buyer) is interested. Maybe we can make outdoor billiards a new craze?

18 October 2014 Soccer Day

October 18th, 2014

Soccer Day
Sam played two soccer games today and I cheered myself hoarse.

17 October 2014 Fall Raspberries

October 17th, 2014

fall raspberries

Can’t wait till they ripen!

16 October 2014 Emerging from the Woods

October 16th, 2014

Emerging from the woods

15 October 2014 Downpour

October 15th, 2014

Downpour

14 October 2014 Fall Has Arrived

October 14th, 2014

Fall has arrived

13 October 2014 French Club Back in Session

October 13th, 2014

French Club back in session

12 October 2014 Molly Likes Her New Clothes

October 12th, 2014

New clothes
from Aunt Skip. But apparently she doesn’t like wearing her glasses… rather like someone else we know :-)

11 October 2014 Throw-in

October 12th, 2014

Throw-in
Sam takes a throw-in in the Red v. Orange game.

10 October 2014 Capsize

October 10th, 2014

Hammock
Sam and Benjamin were companionably swinging on the hammock until I whipped my phone out to snap a photo.

9 October 2014 Beowulf

October 9th, 2014

Beowulf
We did Beowulf in our monthly history club meeting today. Thanks to Nathalie for sharing this photo with me!

8 October 2014 Fall is Here

October 8th, 2014

Fall is here

7 October 2014 Apple Picking

October 7th, 2014

Apple picking

6 October 2014 Waiting for the Bus

October 6th, 2014

Waiting for the bus
We rode the bus to the Paramount Theater downtown to catch Visible Fiction’s excellent “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” I was too engaged by the show and the beautiful day to take any other pictures.

5 October 2014 Jungle Adventure with the Evil Orangutan

October 5th, 2014

Jungle Adventure
Sam’s birthday party included a banana decoding activity and a mission that pitted the kids against the Evil Orangutan (AC) who barred their access to the treasure hidden deep in the jungle (a piƱata). The kids were eventually successful, and the orangutan shared both his treasure and his feast of cupcakes.

Good party. Happy kid. Tired parents/orangutans :-)

4 October 2014 Bananas Were on Sale

October 4th, 2014

Bananas
And Sam’s having a jungle-themed birthday party tomorrow, so I thought, “Why not?” And then we devised a way to make the bananas into a game. Because I can’t just leave well enough alone…

3 October 2014 Bye Bye, Okie

October 3rd, 2014

Bye Bye Okie