Early in October, just after the camping trip, the kids had the day off of school and Jeff was in Wisconsin for work. I was itching for adventure, nature-adventure. I packed up the kids, our lunches, lots of water, extra layers, and the camera, and we headed to our favorite hiking spot in Shenandoah National Park. I felt brave and daring, committing to a 2 mile hike in the woods with 3 children, solo, but I was determined. And so were they. It was an unforgettable day, with gorgeous views even amid the clouds and chill and early color. Mostly, it was the unforgettable adventure I shared with my three loves. Some pics:
Later in the month, we took the kids to visit the biggest corn maze in the area - WOW! We had three different mazes to choose from, and I
This past weekend, we hosted our kind-of annual Halloween party. Many weeks' worth of preparation led up to this awesome event, including tons of baking. Pax has proven himself, time and time again, to be the most competent and capable little baker, and I absolutely love this time I spend with him. This month alone, we've made cornbread, cupcakes, pumpkin muffins, brownies, caramel corn, granola bars, apple dip, pumpkin dip, biscuits, soups, and cookies. I do believe that this will the the Year of Baking with Pax. I don't think anyone will mind.
Fittingly, I suppose, the October that began with wonderful weather is ending with wacky weather.... along with some wacky hair.