Friday, October 15, 2010

Family Time

We have a Friday night family tradition around here called “Pizza and a Movie Night”. You might be wondering what on earth we do on such an occasion, or, maybe it’s pretty self-explanatory. ;) I think we all look forward to it for different reasons. Me: I don’t have to cook, other than putting a pizza in the oven and there’s very little clean-up. Cam: the man could eat pizza every night of the week and not get tired of it. Lila and Maggie: A rare treat to watch something on the TV. (They don’t watch TV at home except for this night) I hope we all also look forward to some family time of being together, albeit not very interactive, at least we’re sharing some space and food. The evening usually ends with some good-natured wrestling with Daddy before bed. A nice, calming activity. Ha.
Cam snapped this shot because on screen was a mommy fox snuggling with her babes, while I was snuggling with mine.
We are really very lucky in life right now to be able to share a majority of our meals with one another. Cam and my work schedules are very flexible most days and allow for a lot of shared family time. I really treasure this. Hope you have time this week to spend with those you love, too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

To the Punkin' Patch

Our family picked pumpkins today. This is the 2nd year we’ve gone to Deere Farms in Lanesville, Indiana. They’ve had a hard couple years. Last year, the pumpkin patches were swampy and way too wet. This year, there has been so little rain, they had to buy pumpkins to roll out into their pumpkin patch. But, despite all that, we’ve had a good time both years. It’s a family-owned and operated farm and they really bend over backwards to help you have a good time.

Halloween was always one of my favorite times of year. I really love fall, well, and spring, too. It was fun to don our cooler-weather attire and head for the pumpkin patch. The light was perfect for catching a couple good shots of our family. It’s nice to be able to support a local farm. We recently became members of the Community Farm Alliance. Their motto is "No Farms No Food".  Cameron, especially, is really into the small, diversified farm idea. 

On a side note, Lila did amazingly well at Ballet class last week.  She is really quite good at the moves and is enough of a drama queen to really get into the poses and such.  This week I'm hoping to move out into the waiting room instead of staying with her.  However, I must admit it's been really fun to watch her successes!