This is what the kids most look forward to… playing at the cabin!
Even the big kids join in on the fun!
And when it gets to cold to play outside, we head inside warm up with cocoa and play some more.
Patrick loved his new legos
We stay fuelled with an abundance of yummy food. We all love Nama’s special banana bread and Elise was more than willing to help mix up a batch if it meant she got to hang out with Nama and eat some dough!
And there is no better way to finish a long day at the cabin then to be curled up under a blanket with someone you love.
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We had a long fall here in MN. In fact today, 4 days into November, it hit 62 degrees!
The weather has been gorgeous and some kids have even been wearing shorts to school. My kids have not been wearing shorts to school though because I am desperately behind on sock folding. Want to know a secret? Not once this week did my kids go to school with matching socks.
Anyways… the warm weather and the late turning of the leaves is why this is our greenest Fall Header yet! I missed the window of time where all the leaves were beautiful reds, oranges and yellows but this photo was taken the week of Patrick’s birthday so it counts for Fall, y’all!
I have given up the idea that I am able to influence their costume choices. It would be fun if they would like one of the costume themes that I come up with, but they were not into that this year. They each wanted their own costume and none of them wanted to match the other.
Fine. Whatever. They win. So I set aside my dreams of Harry, Ron and Hermione. And all the other trios that would make for fun costumes and let them pick.
Michael chose to be a Dementor from Harry Potter. Patrick picked Jack the Pumpkin King. And Elise declared that she wanted to be a “Rainbow Bird”
I have to admit… they chose some pretty fun costumes. It may not be a theme but they all looked cute and were super excited about their costumes.
I guess Rainbow Birds are a bit sassy.
Michael the Dementor
Patrick the Pumpkin King
Elise as Rainbow Bird
I still have no idea where she came up with “Rainbow Bird” but she was happy with what I made so I am going to call it a win.
We were invited to a Halloween party so Tim and I dressed up too. Separately, Tim is a bottle of Sriracha and I am a hen. Together we are Spicy Chicken!
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Beth, the kids and I went to the Cabin for MEA weekend.
I am so far behind on photos… I still have Scotland photos to edit. I swear this school year, with all three kids in full time school, has been my busiest year yet! Someday I will get caught up on photos.
Until then, here is one photo from this weekend.