We spent last Saturday at the park. We were there for a Boy Scout gathering. The boys were there to earn beltloops and the families were there to enjoy getting to know one another. I'm pretty certain that everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall day.
I had a visit from our little bitty friend on Tuesday. Grace spent part of the afternoon with me. Brandon was a bit disappointed that she had not arrived when he had to leave for school. A bit more disappointed that she had already left when he came home. Thankfully, we were saved from a meltdown by the fact that it was snack time. (His daily ritual of dropping his backpack while kicking off his shoes and head strait to the pantry to pick out a snack.) Grace and I had a good day. Except for the fact that she totally did not like it when I left the room in search of the ringing telephone. She has grown lots! Hard to believe that she is just around the corner from turning the bit 1!!
For the quick summary, little Mr. Dylan stopped by one Friday morning for a few hours. We just don't see him (or his parents) often enough. He reminds me so, so much of Brandon! I will have to put some side-by-side pictures. Umm, sometime. Grandma had surgery on her foot a few weeks ago, so Ray has been spending Thursdays and Fridays with me. He has been a very good boy! So cute watching him wave goodbye to the big kids in the morning when they get on the bus. And Jess and Brandon love having him here when they come home. It is such a treat for them.
Brandon is now selling popcorn for the Cub Scouts. He has done really well and has almost reached his goal. He really (really) wants the Marshmallow crossbow. Jessica is getting into the swing of things with Girl Scouts. She has several outtings coming up in the next several weeks. And dance class too.
We had parent/teacher conferences. Love hearing things like "wonderful," "delightful," and "a joy to have in class." They both are doing great in school and ENJOY school. We are so proud of them!
We celebrated an anniversary. Our 12th!! And Daddy had a birthday. I made a Nutty Buddy Cheesecake. It was pretty yummy stuff! (I have not loaded pictures off the camera for a while, but I will show a picture soon...)
But here are some pictures from the middle-end of September.