Whoa -- fall is such a busy time of year, isn't it!
I know we're trying to fit every little thing in, especially outside activities, before the wind turns really cold and the snow falls. Funny -- last year at this time, we had snow! Yes, snow! That was the start of a really long, cold and snowy winter.
We are hoping that history does not repeat itself and, so far, so good!
We live in a great neighborhood and every year, we have a fall block party.
It is so fun to see the neighbors and chat with the ones from down the block
that we don't get to see very often.
Everyone brings a dish and we all chip in for burgers, dogs and brats.
The desserts are always my favorite -- yeah, you're surprised by that, right!?!
Anyway, the get-together was last Sunday and, once again, a blast!
[Hamburger Cake - YUM!]
There was a sidewalk chalk contest and a giant pinata too! Holy smokes --
it took forever to beat that thing open!
Truly, it was almost too cute to subject to the beating,
but the kids wanted the candy, so after many, many tries, it finally broke open.
[Sweet pinata -- loads and loads of candy in there!]
And, of course, we have been really busy studying!
Math and timed tests are really trying to beat Maddy down this year.
But, we know that she will conquer it!!