Posted by Julie Wiens Posted on 11:41 PM | No comments

Leaves Abound From All Around

The 3rd week of October saw us going to two birthday parties (on the same day) and raking leaves (for many many days).

The first party was for a little girl who used to be a neighbor of ours. Luckily it wasn't just a birthday party, but a costume party and Logan ran into a favorite buddy of his there. His buddy wasn't there initially and it took us some time to become brave enough to play with anyone so I don't have many photos from this party.

Logan rode his bike, on this beautiful fall day, to the next party.

Logan and the birthday boy!

The family spent a lot of time moving lots of rock and wood out of the main part of the yard for this party. Of course the kids found the rock and wood and decided it was the perfect place to play.

We managed to do another Fall craft.

Dad and Logan took a hike and discovered some heavy duty machines.

Logan braved the dentist. He absolutely hates lights in an office setting, hence the glasses. In fact they bother him so much that we had him seen by an ophthalmologist to make sure nothing was wrong.

I made some Halloween buddies for our windows. Once again a Pinterest discovery.

Frik enjoyed a few moments of peace and quiet back in October. Fast forward to this past week where she has been sick. We are hoping it isn't the end for her. She has seemed to recover pretty well with the help of fluids, but it is still hard to get her to eat a lot We will be starting kidney medication and also giving her medication to help her appetite. I am so grateful that we have a vet who comes to our house rather than having to load up Frik for a trip to the vet. In any case I am hoping for the best. The fact that she recovered at all is a good sign.

Now let's turn our attention to the leaves. Man oh man did we have leaves. We had neighbors, friends and strangers asking to take our leaves. Logan and I spent the first day of raking having a great time with our leaves. We started out by turning our shop vac into a blower. We didn't forget to protect our ears. Once we had the driveway cleared we raked a good sized leaf pile and the jumping ensued. We did this forever. Rake, run, jump... rake, run, jump... rake, run, jump. It sure made for one happy boy.

This was the first run and I love how Logan had his tongue out the whole time!

He did learn that it is best to jump into leaves with his tongue inside his mouth.

Notice here how he kept getting further and further back for his running approach.

Here he is coming to toss those leaves on me.

One last activity for the week, we went to his school one night for a pumpkin decorating and pizza party. Poor little guy was tired and cold, but he enjoyed putting glitter on yet another pumpkin.

The next morning was some awesome fog! Really reminded me of our year back East.

3/4 of October done! I feel November around the corner.


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