Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week 39

Is it Tuesday again already?  Last week flew by, and the weekend was fun but not long enough.  I'm starting to see some fallen leaves blowing around, the days are getting shorter, and the clouds are rolling in so the seasons are finally changing, but I doubt it will really stick until the end of October. John pulled down the fall decorations for me so it's time to make it feel more like autumn in and around our home.  Maybe I'll even bake some pumpkin bread.  Yum!

Time to stop drooling and look at last week's pictures:

Day 266- Monday, 9/23/13
Happy Birthday Tyler!  He's officially 15 today, and I didn't even get to see him until after dark.  He stayed for varsity water polo practice which meant he didn't get home from school until almost 8pm.  I had his own pan of homemade nachos ready for him to chow on, a nice side of guacamole, and of course some Gatorade (his requested birthday meal).  Too bad he had to eat it alone.  No matter, he still had a great day and loves playing polo with his friends so that's where he'd rather be.

Day 267- Tuesday, 9/24/13
Tyler had a game this afternoon and stayed a bit longer to help clean up.

Day 268- Wednesday, 9/25/13
Brandon's working on homework, and after tripping over his backpack I noticed that he now has a white shoe tag that gets scanned on walk and bike to school days.  It's a cool program.  I even get an e-mail at work when he's arrived and been scanned so I know he made it safe.

Day 269- Thursday, 9/26/13
Rusty is trying to hide in the blinds but doesn't realize his reflection in the window totally gives him away.  Silly kitty thinks he's being sly.

Day 270- Friday, 9/27/13
This week has been a little too serious.  It's Friday and time to get silly which is easy for these two characters to do.  They are messing around just before heading to tennis. 

Day 271- Saturday, 9/28/13
Girls trip to Napa in a limo--that's the way to do it.  It was a gorgeous fall day and we had a blast being driven through the valley to a few different wineries.

Day 272- Sunday, 9/29/13
It's time to get the Sunday chores done.  I'm upstairs folding and putting away laundry as I spy Tyler out back mowing lawns.  

Wait!  One more--time for a monthly family photo:

September's Family Photo

After a windy and cold week we had a beautiful weekend.  Today was a bit cloudy but still really pleasant out, and the cloud cover made the sun less intense so we could get a nice shot by the pool--probably the last of the pool for the season.  It's time to say good-bye to summer and hello to fall.

All done!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again next week.



  1. So much greatness this week!
    ♪ ♫ Happy birthday to Tyler! ♪ ♫

    That walk and bike to school days scan thing is BRILLIANT!
    Rusty's picture w/ the reflection is so cool...great shot!

    I'm so glad you got to have a Girl's Weekend...not to mention getting chauffeured around in a limo!

  2. What a yummy birthday meal! That foot tag is a nice thing to have! The limo and wine tasting weekend looks really fun! Hope you have a good next week!

  3. Another great family photo!! I love how you always take the photo somewhere different than the last. That Napa trip sounds like it was an absolute blast! I'm jealous! And that shoe tag on Brandon's backpack...what a great system!! I hope they have that when my daughter starts school.

  4. Looks like a great week! Love the girls day with the limo! Talk about going in style! :) Love the family photo also! We had ours done recently - I had a photographer friend take them because I know how well my kids cooperate (ahem) with getting pictures taken. Have a great week!

  5. Happy birthday, Tyler! Love the walk to school program, what great peace of mind!!