NoAnd it’s only the first weekend of October. I can’t believe I started off a September post about the heat. We’re on our third heat wave where the temps hit 100, with another one predicted for next weekend. This is getting ridiculous, and couldn’t feel less like fall. Luckily, everything else is conspiring to get us as “in the mood for Halloween and Harvest” as possible with an un-godly number of Halloween and pumpkin outings to kick off the month. (You can click on any of these images to see them bigger.)
No, seriously. We went to Mickey’s concert, and started the day with ice cream sodas at the soda fountain. Then we went to a pumpkin patch, rose a train, panned for gold, hit the hay maze, drove tractors, ate cotton candy, rose paddle boats and rented a surrey, and got our first pumpkin of the season. Then we went to a Pottery Barn party at a hotel, and consumed more sugar that I thought possible and decorated super cute pumpkins. The the BEST of all parties was a Disney one complete with a fashion show and a warehouse full of all the new Disney ones, where the kids got to pick out any costumes they wanted. You can see what they picked. You can also see Molly taking the catwalk, shyly and proudly and most unlike herself (but oh so cute!). And finally, a couple of pics of Jacob’s new soccer team. He’s kicking ass this year! Well, he’s kicking the ball, which is a huge jump forward from last year and has us all thrilled. Oh! And they managed to squeeze in their first not at our house sleepover – which went very well (and let us go see “Gone Girl” and grab sushi, so the experience was enjoyed by all).
Last note is that we also had their Parent Teacher conference and it will surprise no one to learn that the kids are top of their class, well behaved and beloved by all. :) Proud parent moment, had to include that little bit. Chess club and cooking class has also started, so that explains where all our time in going – yet somehow we’re managing to squeeze in watching this heart stopping Dodger series. Game three tomorrow, so we’ll probably let the kids stay up a little late, even if it’s a school night!