Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Week 40

Wow!  Only 12 more weeks left in this year.  How did that happen so fast?!  The rest of those weeks will fly by faster than I'd like.  Fall is here and before you know it we'll be celebrating Christmas.  I am looking forward to the holidays.  Mid Nov and most of Dec should be much slower for us with some much needed time off.  That sounds so nice, but before I get ahead of myself we have to make it through the next 6 crazy and grueling weeks.

Here's what last week looked like:

Day 271- Monday, 9/28/15
What a Monday!  My car was in the shop for new brake pads, the air conditioner stopped working and needed a repair, the polo game got cancelled, and Brandon was bogged down with homework.  I'm not sure why but Monday's are his heaviest days for homework which just adds stress to an already rough day.  And look at these math sheets he has to do his work on.  They are so TINY!  I can barely read them and all the work must be done in the space provided--what space????  Seriously! Next week at conferences we'll be discussing this.  Would it be too much to ask for a full sheet of paper? Brandon says he feels like he has write as small as an ant would.  That sums it up perfectly.

Day 272- Tuesday, 9/29/15
John got the Halloween boxes down this weekend so today I put out my pumpkin collection.  Rusty, our orange kitty perfectly colored for fall, was more than curious.  He always has to investigate anything new and out of place.

Day 273- Wednesday, 9/30/15
What is this?  Could it be rain??  We actually had a few good hours of solid rain.  It felt like a great fall day and the timing was perfect because it rained while we were at school and work and then stopped just before polo.  The seats were wet but we were dry and warm.  It was actually quite nice out.  The boys had a rough start to their game but kicked it into high gear for the second half and pulled off a nice win. 

Day 274- Thursday, 10/1/15
It's October and really does feel like fall around here which is nice.   My younger ones were happy to pose with the monthly marker and Brandon even has a bit of a jack-o-lantern grin going on.  He lost another tooth on his left top side.  This might actually be his last baby tooth.  *sniff, sniff*  

Day 275- Friday, 10/2/15
Finally it's Friday!  It seemed like a really long week.  John is headed out on a motorcycle trip with some of his friends from San Francisco for the weekend.  I don't envy him having to drive and park a car pulling a trailer in the city but I know he'll be fine and have fun.  This week he gets to escape and next week it's my turn ;0)

Day 276- Saturday, 10/3/15
Today was a full day.  Tyler left first to take his SAT one last time and then Justin was also up and out early for his second shelter class to complete before he can start volunteering at Front Street Shelter for his high school service project.  After lunch and a little down time the boys and I took in a movie and then we went out to dinner.  This pizookie never stood a chance!  Once we got home and just before bed we were treated to an impressive thunder and lightening show with more rain!  It was a perfect way to end the day.  The boys loved it, the pets not so much.

Day 277- Sunday, 10/4/15
It's just one of those kick off to fall kind of weeks, and we are thrilled about that.  So thrilled that I was inspired to make some pumpkin bread today.  Like magic as the house started to fill with that delicious smell I had three boys suddenly circling and begging for a piece.  That's one way to get them off their devices, out of their rooms, and interacting with me.  Score!

That's it for now.  Welcome to fall and pray for more rain.  We have a lot of catching up to do.


  1. That is the tiniest math sheet - ever, insane!
    Glad you got some rain!!

  2. Yay for a little bit of rain! I hope you've got some more coming your way soon. I love how fall is in full swing at your house -- that pumpkin bread sounds amazing! Such a cute photo of your boys posing with the October marker and pumpkins. And that pizookie makes me really wish there was a BJ's here in Atlanta!!

  3. Yum! Pumpkin bread is my favorite. Love the cat pic and glad you got some rain! We love pizookies at our house! We make them at home often. Yum! Have a great week!