sorting and counting
The weekend was a good one, filled with family and friends and candy. Thankfully, most of that Halloween candy is gone now - I think they each have a couple more pieces to enjoy. The day after Halloween, I took them to a book store and told them they could "buy" books, for 20 pieces of candy each. I was so happy they went for it, and they even chose relatively cheap paperbacks! It put a nice dent in their giant piles of sugar. Still, I'll be happy when all of it is gone.
On Saturday, the boys and I enjoyed a birthday party at a nearby farm. They got to visit animals and even ride a horse. Very cool.
We were paid a visit by my very talented cousin, Erin. She is a professional photographer, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to do a family session with her. I can't wait to see the pictures! She also happens to be a very sweet person, and it was awesome to be able to visit with her while she was in town. The boys were instantly smitten.
Sunday included a family open house at Nathan's school, a visit to the community farm to feed our jack-o-lanterns to the animals, a trip to the playground, and then a cozy evening at home.
The temperatures are falling, and I can feel Winter coming. I am researching skis (thinking it's time I buy a pair), making Christmas wish lists for the boys (oh heck, for me too), and choosing recipes (even though I'm not hosting a crowd this year - I am still cooking on Christmas Day). I know I need to get organized now so that I can enjoy this happy season and not get overwhelmed by it.