Saturday, October 4, 2008

27 days to go

We're trying not to turn our heat on until November to save money on oil. But I'm not sure we can make it. This morning, when we woke up, it was 61 degrees in the house. We did okay, but that was pretty chilly.

The chill in the air made for an incredibly beautiful fall day, though. We got to spend a lot of it outside because R's friend held a little reunion party for his Pre-K-II class at a local playground. We were there for hours, the kids had a great time, and then R and I had a really nice, long mommy-son walk back to our house. (A went to R's music school parent meeting.)

Tomorrow is apple-picking with my dad and, of course, cinnamon donuts and cider and mums and Indian corn. Yay!

Here are some random photos from this week ...

R flying through the air after launching himself off a pile of pillows in our living room

My mums! I just love the colors, and the plants got so big this year.

R at the playground today after smushing himself into a much too tiny play car

(I need to play with the settings on my camera so that it stops giving everything a bluish hue.)


Heidi @ GGIP said...

Your mums look great! I had a couple die back pretty badly this year. Those colors really pop.

The pillow game would give me a heart attack!

Wanda said...

Kristen ~~ Darling pictures of R and the mums.

I'm so sorry I've been so bad in commenting lately...wonder if I'm having blog bummer days cause I miss my camera so much.

Will try to get back more often.

Ericka said...

Oh my gosh, we already turned ours on. It's too cold to hold out this year - and I thought we'd have a warm October, since we got gipped on the early part of summer!

LEstes65 said...

The airborn R is awesome! Your mums are gorgeous. It's still too warm down here for mine to think seriously about blooming. I have a couple of blooms but nothing substantial yet. It's still shorts & sandals weather during the day here. I have been trying to live without the A/C running - for the same reason as you with your oil.

Love your pix.