Ahhhh FALL. We appear to be having a real fall this year, just in case anyone wondered how I was doing with my dry-September-ennui. Well, I'm doing pretty darn wonderfully. Our weather has cooled and we've had a couple rains, which also helped put out the massive raging King Fire that burned almost 100,000 acres of our gorgeous wild forest land just northeast of here.
Right in time for the equinox I took my first trip to Apple Hill of the season. Both girls fell asleep in the car, and my dad waited with them while I bought a caramel apple and a bag of various types of apples. Then he took a turn and came back with kettle corn and apple doughnuts. By then Polly had awoken so we hung out in the orchard letting her enjoy the afternoon and the one-on-one attention.
She points and waves all the time now. She gets so excited to see new things and point at them. Papa just gets a huge kick out of everything my babes do!
It was still in the 80s that day so I wore this outfit. The boots came off and an apron went on when I baked an apple pie later. My mom told me with my plaid shirt and high waisted shorts I looked like a 50's housewife, which I enjoyed.
Apple pie makings.
Tootie woke up from her nap eager to help. Turns out she likes pie dough as much as her mama and aunt Addie, and kept sneaking another "tiny yil' piece."
The first day of fall was also the night of our biweekly movie night. Sylvan starts us all out with stretch at 6:15. He plays loud music and everybody gets pretty into it.
Scott and Penelope bring popcorn and beer, I bring salad and some sort of dessert. Lucy calls it alternatively a "pajama party" (even though so far Penelope is the only one who remembers to wear her jammies) or a "Popcorn party."
Rebecca is in school Tuesday nights so Zack and Sylvan are on their own. So far Zack has created some pretty impressive pizzas.
This week our movie was Wallace and Grommit: The Case of the Were-Rabbit. A lot of times the adults end up in the other room chatting but this time everybody was pretty glued.
It seems each season is better than the last and I have a feeling this is going to be the best fall ever. It's starting with the perfect feeling. A glass of red wine and the new Leonard Cohen, the sweetest sweetest ache in my heart. Guess what September? I think I love you.
(september's SECOND rain!)