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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Leaves are falling all around. . .
Our Glorious Red Maple Tree
Words can not express the foliage this year--incredible, indescribable, divine. . .
we would love for more visitors to our neck of the woods to partake in the beauty as well!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Apple Pickin' Day at Windy Ridge Orchard~We picked a half-bushel of Cortland and half-bushel of Mackintosh, we will be canning apple pie filling soon.
Hiking on the curvy path.


Nathan Rayburn enjoying the spoils of his mom's hard work.


The Case family joined us, they just moved here from Arizona and are beginning their adjustment to New England.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Family, Friends, Food. . .

Calling everyone to check out the recipe blog my friend Julie Rayburn began. I have put on there my highly requested pizza crust recipe. This is a must for your favorites tab!

http://familyfriendsfood.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 05, 2008

We thought this day would never come!
Evelyn's first day of preschool.



She woke up at 6:30am asking if it was time to go to school. Unfortunately,
she has the afternoon session and had to wait. She is already sad that there is no school next Wednesday! It is a joy to watch her finally do something that is just for her. She also loves riding the bus home with Kent. We have yet to get a photo of our new 2nd grader, but rest assured that he like his new classroom. We have created a secret hello and goodbye greeting for when I pass him at lunch, dropping Evelyn off!
This is want I have been doing while the kids are at school. Along with Julie's help, we also canned salsa and made 6 batched of pesto. It felt very domestic!

Caledonia County Fair



On one of my more energetic days, I took the kids to the fair for 7 hours. Luckily, for most of the time my friend Julie and her son Nathan were with us. What we moms do to get out of the house! It was a chilly day that required take our jackets on and off! We spent a lot of time at the ride: Kent loved the "Rockin' house", Evelyn the "Land slide", and Oliver was in heaven sitting on the "Merry-Go Round." We also watched an Ariel show, ate corn dogs and maple donuts, visited the livestock, checked-out the RVs on display (or "house cars" as Kent calls them), and finally met up with Dad at the county Republican booth right before leaving.

Aren't they the cutest?
Kent declared that he looked like a good Thanksgiving dinner!
This is the first time Kent hasn't been skiddish around an animal and was unusually gentle. Although the resemblance is a little scary!
The baby buffalo gave the willing Oliver a few licks!

The kids also marched in the fair parade with Aaron in support of our
Lt. Governor Brian Dubie.

End of Summer Happenings. . .

Kent finished summer school, which had an Olympic theme.
His group was called the "Bejing Pandas."
Evelyn took 3 sessions of swim lessons this summer and
proved she has no fear when it comes to diving boards!