Archive | September 2013


” . . . when in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work . . . “

~Anna Quindlen



Game time!

Our son is 2 years old, and like most toddlers, he’s into everything.

Does it come apart?  Can it be put together?  Maybe it needs to be “fixed” with his pretend drill.

You never know what will occupy him, but you can be sure he will be doing something.  Enter this simple, wonderful game.

connect four 1

Yes, it is Connect Four. connect four 2

He spent 30 minutes playing with it.connect four 3Now he asks for “game play.”  Score one for this Mama!

It’s September!

That means fall is almost here!  Yay!

I cannot be the only one who happily anticipates:  the crisp feeling in the air, the changing colors of the leaves, wearing sweaters without needing a coat, the different shadows brought by the setting sun, stomping on crunchy leaves (especially with my toddler), watching leaves fall around us, no mosquitoes, baking, drives in the mountains, and cinnamon or pumpkin-spiced almost-anything.

It is a special time of year.  It’s a reprieve from heat and humidity, although this summer has been more like the tropics with all of the rain.  It introduces the holiday season and encourages outdoor activity.

I’m ready!

What is your favorite thing about fall?