This year the cul-de-sac got together for pumpkin carving.
Kari and I got together and experimented with making cake pops last week. A while back Kari had ordered some to give out at the hospital after Zachary was born. I loved both the idea and the taste! They looked easy enough… Unfortunately, our attempt ended in a cakey, chocolatey mess. Not wanting to be defeated, I tried a second time. Only this time I decided to make cake bites instead of cake pops. Who needs them on a stick anyway? I still ran into trouble with the chocolate being too thick so they aren’t as pretty as I had hoped for. Next time I will add shortening to the chocolate and hope that helps to thin out the consistency.
We met up with Dan and Kari at our favorite pumpkin patch that we visit each year. It was a beautiful Fall day – picture perfect!
Isaac: 2nd grade
Ethan: 4th grade
We went to a pumpkin patch with a bunch of our neighbors. The kids had a great time together, as always! They spend hours a day playing and playing. They sometimes act more like siblings than friends. 🙂
Now that Ethan is getting older we decided it would be good for him to have his own room. Lincoln got kicked out of his room and moved in with Isaac (he was a bit sad to leave his room, but adjusted quickly). We transformed the nursery into a “cool” bedroom fit for a 9- year-old boy. I chose simple bedding and decorated with extreme sports wall art. As much as Warren and I hate painting, we had fun staying up extra late painting over the green walls while the kids slept. It took two days for the room to be completed. Ethan is very happy with the outcome (so am I) and loves having his own space. He mostly loves that he has a double window looking out into the cul-de-sac. His bed is a queen size so it will be nice having a place for company to sleep. That’s right, Ethan will get the boot when company comes. 🙂