Sunday, October 24, 2010

Autumn factory!

I have been making an autumn factory...
something with a stick and leaves tied to it... I think it speaks for itself. After a really amazingly beautiful week (trees turning bright colors, perfect weather, bright skies, brisk mornings and warm afternoons) the real PDX fall has with a bit o' rain. However, we have taken as much advantage of the temperate weather as we could with lots of time outside playing in the pretty leaves. Friday we had a pretty cool morning decorating our sugar skulls with Val, Esme and Joaquin! After barely tolerating the baby carrier (and refusing to be put down) Grace finally settled for some pumpkin bread. Randall's recipe is dominating this season. Joaquin and I did a few, but I think the Moms had the best time. Saturday was relatively quiet, Mom had to write a midterm so we hung with Dad for a lot of the day. That night we went to a spaghetti dinner at Church. We had a good time hanging out with everyone and baffling at the huge amount of food Grace was able to put away. Today was pretty great though. We had a quiet morning, but this afternoon finally got to carve our pumpkins at Joaquin and Esme's house. Not only did we get some awesome pumpkins together, but we had a great time playing with all of our friends. Grace showed off a little bit of her walking, Henry is standing a bit and crawling plenty, Esme continues to be so serene. The big-kids were all pretty excited and made some great pumpkins and lots of running around and play-time. Grace is starting to walk more boldly! We even have managed to catch a few pictures and a quick video. She also helps me out with my art by opening and closing my art box constantly, and coloring a little bit.
She is actually pretty good about trying to color, I love watching her and helping her put together pictures.


yui said...

Hi. I regularly visit your blog.
Your story makes me fun and I can't wait the next update!
I'll write soon.

Rebecca Jackson said...

Love all the cute pumpkins and awesome skulls! Way to go Miss Grace for taking all those steps and horray Owen for making an autumn factory...just in time!