Still working through oodles of pictures I meant to share, but haven't. Today will be very miscellaneous. Warning you.
Hit the jackpot at this random church sale.
John Deere Hat.
A book for me.
A box of science experiment fun.
7, yes seven, patterns.
Hand knit mittens.
Slippers for baby girl and brand new slippers to surprise a special baby.
Three DK books.
A look alike book.
A pop up ABC book.
Get this: $5.00.
John Deere puzzle.
A wooden bowl.
Three magnetic letter sets.
I'm telling you. Get thrifting. I have so much new and like new stuff for my kiddos for Christmas.
-I'm *still* not done preserving. 30 qt. of pear sauce last week. 14 qt. of apple sauce this week. Parsley drying. Oregano drying. Cabbage and carrots waiting on the counter. Still a few lingering things I need to do something with. But in the meantime, there's been a bit of time for some yummy treats (apple turnovers, anyone?!).
-She's *still* asking to read about horses, daily.
-Farmer Rick arranged a deal with my little farmer. If Adrian helps with haying next year, Farmer Rick will give Adrian enough hay for his goats. "Wow, that's so cool. Good idea." Was the verdict.
-There's much I had in mind to do this Halloween. However, a little boy who hasn't napped in days paired with multiple Halloween events= behavior that was out of character. I cancelled our plans. At first I felt like a mean mama. But then I remember, behavior is a communication and he was clearly communicating he needed some 1:1 time with his mama. Missing out one one event didn't mean he was losing Halloween. Sometimes it takes a little thinking to separate the 'have to' with the 'like to'. It was a chance for us to get re-balanced as a mama with her littles. We were outside with the animals, working in the garden, having some timeless time together. It was just what we needed.
C) And some random pictures that I took a bit ago of us out and about, but like. Thought I'd share.
Everything must stop with a chainsaw sighting.
Yeah, she's not participating in the 'make a chainsaw noise' game.
Happy Friday, all!