Friday, October 16, 2009

We're back and it's Fall!

Our Maui vacation was exactly as expected... relaxing and busy... wet and sandy... warm and breathtaking. We swam and played on the beach, we read books, and ate delicious food. I ate more fish in that week than my entire life combined I believe. And by the end of the eight days, the boys were so encrusted with sand it was hard to tell where their hairline began. They loved it, of course. We were a bit worn out because vacation with two young boys is well.. busy. But the memories are awesome and I love that we made some there.


And we came back to Fall! The weather was very cold when we flew back home but the sun was shining and that makes all the difference. I'm happy to be back where I need to wrap up warm when I go outside and where the leaves are almost off the plum tree that was still bearing fruit before we left. The colors are amazing and remind me of why I love this time of year so much. This is what we've been doing since we've been back....

Painting autumn trees of our own.

Spending our mornings playing many games of "Let's Go Fishing".

And our afternoons making a craft. Today they sorted through buttons to look for all the colors of Fall.

Then they took turns threading them with string...

and making sure they were on tightly.
When they were finished we hung them from the tree branch in our family room.

And lastly... we picked pumpkins from our own garden! They started from a single seed that we had found sprouting in our compost bin. We planted it just to see what would happen and it took over our strawberries, basil, and lettuce reaching past 8 feet in every direction. But we got two beautiful pumpkins that sit perfectly on our porch. (Sawyer in full "smile" mode!)



fredandbonnie said...

I am so glad the vacation was a big hit with all. Looks and sounds like you had a great time. The boys learning so much from you, keep it up. I love the pics of Ian and Sawyer and their projects, expecially, the pic of Sawyer and his pumpkins. We love you all.

tonia said...

good job on those pumpkins! that's so cool!

love to see the boys so creative and happy. glad you guys are back safe and sound where you belong. :)

Adam and Raechell said...

Welcome home! I love fall. The boys did great on their art projects, so fun.

Heather said...

Welcome back! Love all the fall pics. Great job on those pumpkins. They look perfect!
Your boys are so cute!

Justin and Julie said...

I love that face!!! Smiles are so contagious!