We really enjoyed watching the World Series this year ... having watched their cousin play baseball several times now, the girls actually got the rules of the game (for the most part). Last Friday's normal family pizza and movie night was set aside in favor of a baseball themed night. We put the boy to bed a little early, had hot dogs (with chili for the adults) and cracker jack, and the girls stayed up late to see the end of game seven.
With November comes gratitude projects.
Bagging up the extra candy that will be used in baking projects. Bye-bye, Reese's peanut butter cups and m&m's.
Two winners in the new-to-us recipe category this week. Crockpot corn and potato chowder and mini cranberry meatloafs. Yum. FYI: the original recipe on the chowder completely filled my six quart crockpot - it makes a ton! Next time I make it, we will have company or I will halve it; I did halve the meatloaf recipe and it was the perfect size for us.
I am turning in to my parents. I want to stop the car whenever we are out and take pictures of the leaves. They are breathtaking this year.
Field trip this week to a pottery studio with N1 and two friends. My creative girl LOVED this activity. Loved, loved, loved it.
Already starting to think about my December Daily / Journal Your Christmas album for this year. I decided to take the stress out of even thinking about an album, saved my pennies, and bought one from EliseJoy this year.
Have also put together a little holiday reading list for the oldest.
And doing a little window shopping for Christmas. Bacon candy canes anyone? : )