To Make Up For Last Week

Weekly Happenings: I think all the things we did this past week made up for all that we didn’t do the past week, haha. On Monday, Joseph didn’t have school and Paul didn’t have work, so we headed off to the pumpkin patch. Thanks to Abigail waking up early (regardless of the day), we were able to get an early start and had a nice visit while it was still cool. A fun time was had by all. 🙂 On Thursday, we attended an awards ceremony for Joseph. His school has different values that they teach the kids about and will choose kids who they feel have used those values. Joseph was picked for “Speak With a Purpose”. His teacher said that he always thought before he spoke and tried to always speak kindly and patiently with his friends. That’s our awesome boy! Finally, yesterday (after another almost-regular-time wake-up call from Abigail) we decided to head out to the zoo for the morning. In the afternoon, Joseph and I worked on his pumpkin for the Storybook Pumpkin Patch at his school (each kid who wants to decorates a pumpkin like one of their favorite storybook characters) while Paul spent some much-needed time on homework.

The Weekly Weather: We’ve had quite the mix. The week started out warm, but then a cold front dropped in, making it cool for a couple of days. It warmed back up after that, but we have another cold front working its way in as we speak. It’s pretty typical for this time of year, though.

What Paul’s Been Up To: Work and school as always…he did make sure to make some time for some fun family time, though. I’m so grateful that he strives to do that.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: Mainly just my typical stuff. It’s amazing how the days just seem to fly by!

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been enjoying school and GT. He also enjoys helping with Abigail and playing with her.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s pushed out yet another tooth…so the count is now 6. She will be 10 months old next week! She isn’t crawling yet (still rolling like a fiend) but enjoys seeing what mischief she can get into whilst in her walker. 🙂

This Week in Pictures:

She is super-interested in child-locks right now…
Building a scarecrow at the pumpkin patch (with a real life scarecrow photobomb, haha).
Chillin’ on a hay bale.
Family selfie #1…
…family selfie #2…
…and family selfie #3. 🙂
Getting ready for the barrel-train ride.
He loves this thing!
I think we’ve taken his picture here every year that we’ve been. It’s fun to see him grow.
Another must-take-a-picture spot.
Going for a hay ride.
King of the hay bale!
Bundled up baby!
One bonus of cooler weather: she gets to wear her cute cold-weather clothes.
Playing with the edge of the rug is much better than playing with toys!
Getting his award.
Each award comes with a certificate and a medal.
Posing with the principal.
With all the other recipients.
With his teacher. I think we’ve been really blessed to have her as his teacher. He says she does all sorts of fun stuff with them (like putting glitter in their Play-Doh as a surprise one day).
I “spiderwebbed” the bookcase for Halloween.
I also put up some fun ghost and pumpkin lights…which Abigail spent a LOOOONG time trying to get to.
Chilling with the Komodo dragon.
Monkeying it up with the gibbons.
We always need to make a stop here!
Joseph’s pumpkin for the Storybook Pumpkin Patch. He chose a cute squirrel named Scaredy Squirrel.



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