man. i really really am doing a terrible job at blogging.
not that i think anyone is actually reading this. so, mostly i’m talking to future me and the kids.
i had every intention of getting a september blog up and posted before we took a big trip to ny, so that right now, i would be posting about ny, while it was mostly fresh in my mind. oh well. i also had concocted separate posts in my head for some of things in this post. but now i’m clumping it all together. so, without further ado… september, in 36 pictures…
i might have mentioned that anna started dance class in the august post. she LOVES it. like begs to go twice a week. wears her dance clothes and shoes around the house. and takes it VERY seriously. so, you’ll be seeing lots more pics of tiny anna in leotards in this post.
one weekend, we made the decision not to camp at a campsite, but to set up in the backyard. derek even busted out the retro circus tent for me. i love that thing. we ordered pizza and had a couple of fun nights in the great (backyard) outdoors.
isaac’s teacher from last year had a baby just after school got out. we finally had the chance to go visit. i’m not sure why i only had anna with me, and not isaac, but she LOVED getting to hold a baby.
isaac has begun piano lessons. i haven’t managed a picture just yet, but while he is in his lesson, the girls and i run to food lion for any midweek grocery necessities. one week, i happened upon this pumpkin display. its getting out of hand, really.
i also considered a separate post for a weekend getaway that derek surprised me with in september. we haven’t done such a thing since the kids were born. so really, never, since before that, it was just called a vacation, since there was no one to “get away” from. anyhow, we went to boone/blowing rock for the weekend and ate a lot of food. and walked around a bunch. and slept. a lot.
mornings are tough around here. anna is NOT a morning person. isaac is. he is often up at 5:00 am, sneaking down and watching cartoons until its time to get ready. anna, on the other hand, has to be dragged out of bed, stuffed into her clothes, practically force fed, and is still sleep walking as they head off to school. this pic sums it all up.
ok. the buffalo bills got off to a fine start this year. and they were supposed to make a good run at the defending superbowl champs. so, for the game, derek whipped up some local western new york fare, and we settled in to watch a pixelated version streamed from my parent’s tv. :). they lost. kind of terribly. but, it was still nice to have a slice of home, here in the dirrty south.
anna’s class had their first little party. an apple themed celebration of mr. johnny appleseed. for the craft, they made construction paper pots to wear on their heads. and then they kept saying “we’re pot heads!”… ha. anyhow. i didn’t get many pictures, but the kids had a lot of fun and were super cute.
ok. that’s all for september.
see you in mid-november for an october post.
i kid, i kid.
i’ll post halloween pics in early november. 🙂