Sunday, November 22, 2009

Autumn's Arrival

Autumn has definitely come to the mountain

and the first fire of the season brought sparks of family entertainment
and plenty of cold weather snuggling.

the boys settling in for the first fire - they wanted hot dogs and marshmallows to roast

but this Writer was ill-prepared

...and the boys are learning all about Thanksgiving in school

with festive crafts proclaiming "What I Am Thankful For"
like this Native American Headress (I think?) which carries dictation of Little Bunny's favorite things:

"Mommy, Daddy, my budders".
If only I had a photo of Honey Monkey's autumn leaf craft stapled in his class collage on the bulletin board in his room at school. He dictated:

"(Honey Monkey) is thankful for 'food. Hot dogs and ketchup is delicious.'"
(improper grammer and all)

the boys trying to take one simultaneously-smiling picture. Didn't happen.

And new pajamas and socks brought HUGE comfort to all 5 of us.

It's the small things in life, isn't it?

Daylight Saving Time changed the evenings here and we all head upstairs for the bedtime routine

(which still takes aound 45 minutes, start to finish)

at around 7:15 nowadays,

a far cry from the late-night Sonic ice cream sundae runs and park playdates of summer evenings.

Colds and coughs are a weekly occurance lately and

we are keeping Tylenol in business single-handedly.

But this week is THANKSGIVING

and there is so very, very much to be thankful for.

Not the least of which are my three very noisy, shrieking, tumbling, breathlessly laughing boys.


"He's like R2-D2 and I'm like C-3PO." - Doodlebug, after translating his little brother's request into English for me

"Seriously. Mama. I'm FOUR. Seriously." - Honey Monkey, negotiating to get out of a nap

"...and Mater." - Little Bunny, ending a list of his best friends with a Disney Cars movie character


  1. Long live Mater! I love fires so much too!

  2. I LOOOOOOVE that fireplace picture so much! I mean it just makes me SO happy! Framer! :)