Sept/October G2k Lindy, Becca, and Christine

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Sept/October G2k Lindy, Becca, and Christine
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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:47am

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I'm sure Summer is a nice gal, but I say bring on Fall! Woo hoo! :D I've always enjoyed this season and having two boys born in the season helps. Plus there's the countdown to Christmas! (Let's ignore the pressure of gift-shopping for now.)

We're still pinning down a routine. We went to playgroup once last week, since school's back and the group meets in a classroom. Hoping to get a weekly or bi-weekly appearance there - depends on the rest of our schedule. So far we've got kindy hour at the library Tuesday mornings, speech Wednesday mornings and we might possibly add a free preschool program once a week. (Must register next week and see if there's room for us!)

As for fall traditions, I'm planning to introduce the boys to the fun of playing with piles of leaves and might be a copycat with Cindy's hot chocolate and pumpkin cookies (though if I'm not ready on the initial leaf day we'll just make it a general fall thing). I became interested in cutesy Halloween decorations once I had a fall babe, so I'll probably look for a few more and/or fall/harvest decor to start a fall tradition of a good-looking house leading up to the birthdays! And if I get a Christmas list started early and/or score big at the craft fair here in November, I'll have my shopping done in good time!

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Yay Fall is here!! I've had a hard time with my allergies but I am loving the drop in humidity. My sister & her husband are coming home for a visit soon! Less than 20 days I think. I'm sorta worried. We used to be so close but now it's been so long since I've spent time with her I'm worried that we've grown apart. Hopefully she'll get here & we'll be like peas & carrots again.

We have a difficult school routine. At the beginning of the year (so now) we have fall soccer which is 3-4 days a week. It's all I can do to get her homework done before practice & try & prep dinner. Last night she studied for her spelling test while I made meatballs. Then we came home, put the meatballs in the oven & we finished right as DH was getting home. & now this year she's 8 & we have been waiting for her to age up so she can play basketball. (we're SO excited!). After b-ball we should get a small sports break which we'll need because they take EOG's at the end of the year. Then we're back for Spring

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Praying for the allergens to take a hike! I'm loving the weather as well. I can start to use my oven again! :)

I'm not looking forward to busy routines as the boys grow up. How do you handle all the busyness? And yet I wouldn't want them to stay out of sports they enjoy just so I can relax...

Do you have a good apple butter recipe? I'd like to try making it. And I've got to get started on the applesauce before all of my apples spoil...

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Hi all! It will be weird having partners this month---i'm usually hanging out by myself in a thread.

I usually look forward to fall but this year i'm not as excited. I'm thinking it won't be very colorful with the lack of rain through the summer and it seems like we're jumping right from hot to cold :( But i do love going apple picking and to the pumpkin patch and making the kiddos' halloween costumes

We're not really in the school routine yet. We did a little bit of classwork before their birthdays but since then, i was busy packing for florida and then we were in florida and the last few days i was catching up on laundry and chores. We'll get really into school on Monday and try to get a lot done between then and Thanksgiving


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I hear you on the weather. July had more rain than I expected but then August was really hot, no real thunderstorms to give us a bit of moisture. And we've just started getting cooler temps in the last few days, so I'm not sure what will happen with the leaves.

Hope school isn't too hard to jump back into after the break.

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You know how you handle the busyness? You grow with them. Now looking back I can not imagine how we ever got anywhere with Katie & all her stuff! Then there was her schedule for feedings & naps. Geez! Now you're still running around crazy but He gives the ability to deal as usual! For instance this is DD's hour to get dressed & ready for her walk to the bus stop. I just fit things in as I can. As soon as her hour is up, it's time to get DH up & at em. & so on & so forth.

Yes I have a wonderful apple butter recipe I'll get it once this little raggamuffin is off to school!

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Well I'm glad we gotcha for this time Lindy! You are a homeschooling Mommy? OMG(gracious of course) You are a saint! Like elementry school teachers & nurses!!

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Thank you! :)

I'm wondering why it's called apple butter when it seems a lot like applesauce... ;)

I've only made small batches of applesauce so far. Going to check what's left from yesterday's batch so I can make muffins. (Applesauce muffins are one of my easiest recipes and Hubby takes muffins for work breakfasts, so they go pretty quickly.) Then when Hubby's feeling better or Sis #2 isn't working, I'll make a big batch and learn how to can.

I might be getting rid of most of the apples thanks to the fact that Sis #2 has four kids of her own and seems to love the idea of canning and canning and canning... Me, I'm almost sick of seeing apples, but want to keep Gala for eating during the winter and make some of the Macintosh into applesauce I won't have to pay for at the store.

I'm glad I can't spread our cold through the computer and can still chat here. So far for me it's been pretty mild, maybe a bit worse for Tim and Ben and pretty bad on Hubby (but maybe that's because he won't stay home to rest!) but I'm hoping we'll be rid of it soon. I think we'll have to miss library storytime today, but we have to go out tomorrow for at least one errand... It's too bad we can't just put life on hold until we all feel better. ;)

I need to start making some lists this weekend for a trip out of town at the beginning of October. What to pack, things we want to do and see while away, maps with driving directions, etc. I'm excited about getting away for a few days, a little nervous about driving in a large city and praying that everything goes smoothly with Hubby's laser eye surgery, the real reason we're going...

I better get to my day. I'll try not to be too busy, especially since I'm feeling tired right after breakfast, and I might just use up more of the cold medicine that treats me well!

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It hasn't been too bad except that i'm not as prepared or organized as i'd like to be. However, everytime i think i've got it organized, i feel like a different way would be better lol. The only other thing is going to be working on lijah's handwriting again. Months of light writing has seemed to taken its toll on him :p


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