We split the family into two nearly equal parts this past week: Ryan and Kael went hunting and I stayed back with Dax & Ace to do some fall things here on the home front.
Before we parted ways, there was some exuberant insistence on putting the pumpkins we'd grown on the front porch.
"Is it 'Octover' yet?" Dax asked.
"Not yet, almost," I said.
But then next thing you know, the steps were full of pumpkins and I decided to go along with it. What the heck. Fall is here whether October is or not.
And how 'bout that pumpkin harvest, eh? Back Pats.
So, I broke out the rubbermaid bin that contains fake fall foliage and gourds of all variety and what happened to be hidden inside? Temporary hair color of course. Which we promptly applied because the side bonus that it matched our new Walkie Talkies was just too serendipitous not to celebrate.
We got random pictures from the big boys who were out in the hills. They saw and listened to lots of elk and Aunt Carrie bagged a monster bull... No kidding - state record type stuff. Also, Kael caught two fish ALL BY HIMSELF. Which is a total right of passage for a little man.
Kaelster got to camp in the trailer and Ry might as well have handed him the keys to the truck along with fifty bucks and said, "Go have a great time". He was beyond thrilled.
There was a little bit of "toddlers toting toddlers" to display massive amounts of muscle.
And toddlers in strange festive head gear because that's what you do when you're solo in the shopping cart and such an opportunity presents itself.
A couple of weeks ago the boys caught a frog. They dutifully fed it potato bugs and flies through the air holes in it's jar and finally I convinced them to set him free.
I mean, is it just me or does he look freakin' pissed?
Acey the sleep artist threw an epic fit about not getting a binkie at night now that he's three. That first night sans binkie was ROUGH. He finally turfed it on the floor of his room occasionally letting out sad, little sleepy sobs. #toughlove
The boys starred in our church primary program. Dax nailed his part and then once that was over and the newness of hangin' on the stands wore off - well, as my neighbor who caught this little moment said, "Pure joy on their faces." Ha Ha - Go Sunbeams!
And it rained and rained and rained.
And rained some more.
And there we have it.
Some little fall things we're enjoying.