30 We have spent much of Oct. sick. Here is Sam's visit to Dr. Brown. He is on the same changing table he was placed on as an infant to be measured. He has really grown. Like how he is relaxing with his cube while waiting for throat culture results?
31 The Harvest Fair creation! Sam is home sick from school so Ben is holding up our family's end of the Harvest Fair entry with a patty pan squash from the garden.
32 Farmer Karen with my massive pumpking in the old BOB jogging stroller!
33 Boys both not feeling well but still able to go pick out pumpkins and enjoy the hay maze.
34 Ready to head home? It is a gorgeous day.
35 Kinda like pushing the boys! :)
36 Shari Bradbury photos (these three) - she is a great photographer and enjoyed the stroller setup, so took a few shots. Thanks, Shari!
37 I like how Eagle is proudly perched!
38 Now Ben's turn at the doctor!
39 A stop at the "coughee" shop! ("Ben, please wait outside so we don't cough on everything.")
40 Creating paper bridges after school with a retired architect. Such a great two-session course. Only $5.
41 This ended up holding $6 in pennies! Sam's bridge was the second strongest of the bunch.
42 I had a bunch of sanitary practices going on to keep the rest of us from catching the plague.
43 Ben was sick, but really didn't want to miss his field trip to the pumpkin patch.
44 His class :)
45 Funny face!
46 This is what the boys from two families do after church - crazy "kick wrestling"! They LOVE it! They roll around wrestling, yelling and laughing!
47 Like my ride? And my coffee holder?
48 Thanks, Michael, for helping me cut out that hole in the shavings bag!
49 A visit to a farm for cider, pumpkin slingshots and other fun.
50 This was pretty fun. I got on, too!
51 Found the last rose to bloom while out on a jog. This was on Sunrise Dr.
52 This is how the bridges were tested!
53 Ben took this picture :)
54 Sam took this one. It is his HUGE pumpkin!
55 I thought there was a hail storm but upon further reflection, all this "hail" was by a bus stop. Most likely from a drink!
56 Out on a trail run near home.
57 Bright orange mushrooms on the same trail run.
58 Sam showing how to use origami to teach fractions. I thought this was really cool. Going from 2/6 to 1/3.
59 A little number talk with Ben. This one has to do with ways to get to 12, and how to make even "teams".
60 We'd really wanted to go to this but just couldn't make it in the evening on a Sunday. Sorry, Leo!
61 Fall foliage on my runs.
62 I love this farm.
63 Ben LOVED this piece of red beach glass. Great find!
64 More domino building again! This is all 2000 coming out to play.
65 Learning to chop wood.
66 He is a hard worker and will keep at it, being very careful.
67 Ben using the mallet to help me.
68 "Watch your fingers, Ben!"
69 I love you, boys! SO much!
70 Potatoes from our garden!
71 50 lbs of feed :)
72 Chickens looking hungrily at their feed!
73 We tip-toed around as this creation came together. Now there are 2000 out waiting for the big set-off!
74 All done!
75 At IslandWood doing our annual History Mystery trail acting gig where we portray a day in 1906. I assume the character of Mary Skene (an ancestor of mine who was 42 in 1906, as chance would have it). We show what life was like then for people walking the trail in their Halloween garb. I brought potatoes and wood to chop this year.
76 The boys in something akin to period garb.
77 My potato patch. Should I mention this weekend Dave is away for the week, the boys have a stomach bug, but are between pukes, and I pulled my back out the day before and can barely stand up straight? I couldn't bail on this, though!
78 All the wood we hauled in from our own property to show the kids how to saw - and let them try a little.
79 My best attempt at 1906 frontier woman. Chaps, too. And Skene scarf.