Wow, another one of these monthly round-ups...didn't I just do one??
You know I'm going to say it...September flew by!
Seriously though, I really like doing these little monthly posts as it helps me keep up with my own photography and documentation of my family's shenanigans. :)
So this month was pretty busy for us. Pumpkin Pie started 1st grade and getting back into the early morning routine has meant going to bed earlier and less time for blogging. It's something that I just have to accept and let go of. I would totally blog all day if I could and I have to realize that it is what it is right now and it's all good.
My mom and step-dad's orchard was busting with delicious (and organic...they didn't spray this year!) fruit. We had a lot of fun going "apple picking" for free.
It's so amazing to grow your own fruit and veggies and be able to pick a healthy snack whenever you can and I'm so thankful they give us access to this deliciousness. We had a small garden this year with tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers, but the tomatoes didn't make it due to blight. It was still fun to be able to pick a cucumber and pepper for my salad most days, though!
Since it was fairly sunny and very warm for most of the month (it is technically still summer!) the girls and I continued to explore one of our favorite spots, the creek out back.
Around the farm lots of birds have started clustering together in prep of heading south for warmer weather.
I was a little surprised by how late the leaves started to turn...it seemed earlier last year! (Not complaining, haha.)
The corn has reached it's peak and harvesting began late in the month which kept my aunt and uncle really busy.
This is the view behind the house, past the creeks and looking back towards the road.
Amazing, right?? :)
My favorite old apple tree (just have to include it in each monthly post.) :)
We dog-sat a few times for my aunt and uncle so "after dinner walks" were really nice as the sun sets earlier and it looks pretty sweet from the field across the street!
Amazing view from across the street looking back at the farm. (I wish I could build a house up here!)
Flower from Pumpkin Pie. :)
The cows are back across the street!:)
I love this morning view of them from the porch.
We only had about 1-2 rainy days the entire month. There were times I actually craved the rain for the simple reason of having an excuse to stay inside and clean! On this particular day, we just sat on the porch, did crafts, drank coffee and crochet. Heck. That's more fun than cleaning.
Yup, still working on these blankets...the never ending project!
Slow and steady wins the race, right?
We were able to get out on one hike mid-month to our favorite waterfalls. The girls did really well! Well, sort of, I guess. As far as crying and whining, it was good.
Pumpkin Pie hiked the whole way by herself, but Little Button was carried quiet a bit. Her little legs just couldn't quite walk as far as they needed to.
I have to admit, the only reason I am in shape is because I carry or give this kid a piggie back ride so often!
We made it to the lake!
Little Button and I still enjoy our morning walks to drop her off at the babysitter before work (who conveniently lives down the street!)
As I say goodbye to September, I'm thankful for the sunshine, warm days and easy transition back to school life. I'm excited for the upcoming holidays, comfort foods, chilly weather (forcing myself to write that lol), hot drinks, warm cozy clothes and family time.
I hope you all had a nice time jumping into Autumn (or Spring if you're in the Southern Hemi!) and hope your October is even better. :)