Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lately. September days...

The cooler weather has arrived. Today our high was in the 60's.  I've made two recent trips to pick up my Pumpkin spice latte. And if you haven't tried the pumpkin scone, you seriously have to as soon as possible. The leaves are slowly changing color and we're finding more scattered over our lawn. I love this change.

I'm currently burning my apple spice candle. It smells like I just baked an apple pie. Speaking of apples, I recently made  some bloomin' apples. They were so delicious. The girls were asleep and my husband and I enjoyed this time together. We sat and enjoyed every last bite. 

Our oldest daughter is doing very well in school.  She loves her schedule and the fact that she is home with me. Her teacher recently moved her up to first grade math. She tested out of kindergarten math and now we are working with her teacher on other subjects. She's ahead for kindergarten and her teacher has noticed.
 I love being her learning coach. We enjoy the hands on experiments in science and she loves creating art. She recently explored bubbles. We've done this many times in the past, but this time her experiment was being graded. 

Our littlest one is turning two. She actually turns two on Friday.  I've been planning, creating and enjoying this time. When she turned one I made a baby carrot cake. I used a recipe out of my baby cookbook.  I topped it with yogurt and she really enjoyed that. This year,  I'll bake some funfetti cupcakes and top it with strawberry icing. She'll probably just have one, or maybe even half of one. I just want her to enjoy herself and feel all the love around her. Gosh, seriously where does the time go? 

We're still visiting the library. We go often to check out books and attend some of the events for children. Our favorite librarian recently left and we will miss her. She met our oldest when she was just 8 months old. She was such a lovely person. Both girls absolutely loved her storytelling. But I'm happy for her.  She's starting a new journey with homeschooling her daughter and being a stay at home mom. I'm sure she's going to love it! 

So here we are.
September, so far has been good to us.
There's so much to be thankful for and each day is truly a blessing. 
Busy days, lots of laughter and so much love to share. 

life has treated us well.