It seems that we have skipped autumn and gone to winter weather.
Our family found a new pumpkin patch this year. The farm that we have been to for the past five years was not doing it this year. After some searching online I found another farm near my mom that had one.
It turned out to be a great find. The hayride was much cheaper, and longer. The farm does not use pesticides or other harmful chemicals. We got to watch the farmer’s wife press cider (and got a gallon of it to try). We picked out smaller pumpkins since they were a bit more than the old farm, but the kids did not mind. They have a peach orchard that we will visit in the summer.
This autumn has been different. There are some church events that we have been participated in for years that we did not do this year. Rather odd feeling, but since we are mainly attending a new church now, it is probably time.
I earned my second stripe in Krav Maga last week. I definitely improved my kicks. Found out a one hour class burns 800-900 calories. Since everyone earned their stripes early in the week our ‘b’ class Thursday was just for fun really. We did a bunch of kicking and stretching. Great fun.
Unfortunately it looks like I will not be able to continue as the teen we found said she was overwhelmed. I thought it was pretty easy since the nearly two year old is in the stroller for the class, the older two entertain themselves, and the littlest is not even mobile yet. The last teen that was watching them (since her parents were in the same class) was much younger and had no issues, so I assumed this young lady would be okay.
It was nice to be able to do something to blow off steam each week. I will miss it. There is one more possibility but it would not be a consistent thing, missing at least one class every other week. I honestly want to cry over it. I do not do much for myself, and this was something that I was enjoying, and benefiting from (both for learning self defense and getting fit).
I am setting up an obstacle course in our backyard for the children. Girlie’s karate class has had them a couple of times lately and it has been an interest of theirs. If I do it outside it will get them fresh air and sunshine on top of the physical/mental workout. I will write a post about it once it is done.
I am excited that there will be a Homemaking Bundle flash sale next week! Rather timely as the 3rd is National Homemakers Day. It is my favorite resource for homemaking. So keep an eye out for it!
One little man is nearly 2! Time is flying by! I feel kind of bad that we are not doing a party like we usually do. Not that it is usually big or anything, just a few close friends and family. We just had a cake at Grandma’s rather last minute this past weekend. Unfortunately cousins were sick so they could not come, so it was a very small affair.
I am gathering the stuff for the goodie bags for trick or treaters Wednesday. I just need to get some glow sticks. The Gospels of John came in, I printed off invites to the family game night Friday. I got some sticky hands, allergen free suckers, and juice boxes. I will try to pop by the dollar store for the glow sticks tomorrow. It just means taking the children through there…I would send hubby after work tomorrow, but we have Krav, so that will not work. We get out of class just as they close.
Hopefully there will be another post later this week. I have a few guest posts that I am excited to share soon.
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