Savannah loves ice skating! She’s been taking lessons lately and is one of the fastest skaters in her class.
It’s always fun to build a snowman on your lunch break.
I don’t think Jonah could be any cuter.
This one’s a little blurry but still good …
Savannah and Aaron went on a date and found ice sculptures near Rosa Parks Circle (downtown Grand Rapids).
And while they were on a date, we were home making Aaron’s favorite dessert.
My date night with Madeline. Coffee for me and Kilwin’s peppermint stick ice cream for her.
Weather-wise, this fall has been my favorite in years. I always love September. 70-degree days make me want to soak up whatever sunshine I can before the cold weather comes. I love 60-degree weather, too, and temperatures in the 50’s aren’t bad. But when ideal fall weather only lasts a couple weeks, it’s hard to call it my favorite season. But this year, fall has been amazing! It’s November 16, and the temperature is expected to go up to 60 again today. At this time last year we were buried in snow.
This year we had two opportunities for the kids to choose pumpkins. One was at the conclusion of a train ride we took from Coopersville to Marne (and back), and the other was at Post Family Farm during a field trip with our homeschool group.
The kids also dressed up in costumes twice. On October 30 we went to Aaron’s work for a harvest party, and then on October 31 we briefly went trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. (What a cold and wet experience that was!) Funny how I mentioned the gorgeous fall weather this year but then posted pictures from the colder days. 🙂
Here are some pictures to share:
The girls were amazing helpers this weekend harvesting the basil we planted from seed in late April. It took us about an hour to trim all the leaves from the plants and then about two hours to make pesto sauce. Now we have sauce for the freezer so we can enjoy pesto all year long. We made our favorite dish, Peppy Pesto Toss, for lunch today.
Our sweet little princess turned four last week! We had so much fun celebrating her birthday. Sophia requested breakfast brownies for her birthday breakfast. In the afternoon she and the girls watched Grandma Mayes decorate her Dora cake. I also made cookie-filled chocolate cupcakes with raspberry fluff frosting. We ate pizza on the deck with Grandma Mayes, Grandma and Grandpa Kerr and cousins, Ender and Grey. Then we went to PlayWorld for a couple hours of play and exercise. Such a fun day; such sweet girl!