The weather is mild here this week. My children have discovered the carrots that I planted late in the summer. It took me a little bit to figure out why the bathroom sink is constantly full of dirt. Now I know.
The lettuce that my kids planted around the same time I planted carrots, is still going strong even after a few frosts. It tastes amazing. I wish I could remember what variety it is.
Last weekend Jonny cleaned out the chimney, I cleaned out the little storage hole under our stairs where I store homeschool and craft supplies, and Beatrix made a giant muddy mess while still in her nightgown. She was so quietly, happily busy. The only way to keep her busy and occupied for long is to read to her, or, if she’s in the mood, to set her free with ample mud. I haven’t cleaned those muddy prints off the back door yet. I kind of like them, and we aren’t having company anytime soon.
Silas continues to be sunshine for me, even on these gray fall days, the kind that send me into a bit of a funk every year. I spend more time admiring his fat legs than maybe I should. While looking through today’s photos with me, Gabe saw the photos of Silas and deemed them “gross.” He said I better write, “Sorry everybody. He has the boo-gah’s” (just barely!)
I wish you could hear the way Gabe’s voice sounded when he said that. He still has a bit of an accent, and I am sad to think that eventually it may be gone all together. I wish you could hold my baby and admire his fat legs too. You might be quick to hand him back though. He’s a backbreaker.
I wish you could meet Trudy, and see how skittish she is with a new person, eventually warming up and hoping you will ignore the kids and spend all your time rubbing her head.
I wish there was a way to be “in real life” friends with everyone.
We won’t be spending Thanksgiving with family this year, and that makes me sad. On the other hand, I am looking forward to a day trip to the mountains. It’s been awhile.
See you Wednesday for Yarn Along, and for those of you celebrating this week, Happy Thanksgiving!
(p.s. In an effort to answer questions before they are even asked: Silas’ rattle dates back to Seth’s babyhood-I bought it from a company that is no longer around. I always recommend an Etsy search for that sort of thing these days. Silas’ shirt is from Dandelion Dream and you can’t really tell in these photos but it has the cutest squirrel on it! Erin is a longtime blog friend and all proceeds from her shop are going into her family’s adoption fund as they are in the process to adopt a baby girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo. )