I was craving some black and white photos. It was so nice having Emma with us for the weekend. Lucy spent a lot of time in the garden with Baba.This one needs a little color just so you can see how delicious Jon’s jambalaya looks!
I was going to post pictures of the new outside lights today but that will have to wait until tomorrow.
The girls had a day off from school today. Megan has cheerleading all day so it was just Chloe and Lucy with me. We were trying to figure out something to do when I remembered my favorite farm!!! I’ve posted about it here many times. Lucy was so excited to go play on the hay with Chloe, then Chloe got a call from her best friend asking her to go to the mall. Lucy’s face dropped. Being the awesome big sister that she is, Chloe told her friend that she would meet her at the mall when she was done at the farm with her sister.
Look at all the fun they had:
She’s such a great sister!
After we dropped Chloe off at the mall Lucy and I went out for lunch.
Such a cutie pie!
Jon and I updated all of our lights on the inside and outside of the house this week.We were sitting on the couch the other day watching the Cosby Show (which turned 30 years old this week) and we noticed that the Cosby Family had the same sconces as the Friary Family.
Time for an update:We disliked the green in this light since the day we moved in. Even the dust on it couldn’t hide the ugly:Too plain:Time for an update:One of the children said this light looks like a boob but I still like it. So much better then the other boob light that was up there.Old hall light:Updated:
The outside lights are all updated as well and I’ll post them tomorrow.
Jon and I were a little like the mouse in the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book. We sat there looking at the counters, the cabinets and the doors thinking about what we would like to do next. Each room feels new and refreshed. We couldn’t be happier with how everything looks.
Megan had her second game this weekend. It was an away game so we didn’t get to go. Look at how cute she is all dressed up! We took the girls apple picking yesterday. It seems a little strange not going as a family of 6. Everything we do seems a little off with just the 5 of us. We still had a lot of fun and it was nice to hear from Emma yesterday. She also went apple picking with some of her friends yesterday afternoon. Apple Cider donuts Who on earth are you texting while you’re apple picking? Hey Megan, CATCH!NO!! Hey, look what I can do! Apple picking was a success! Another 20+ pounds of apples and we’re ready to start making some pies!
It’s been a pretty busy fall so far. The girls have been working hard in school with various projects already assigned. Even Lucy had her first spelling test last week! I get the biggest kick out of that. I had a system with studying spelling words with the older girls when they were little and it seems a little nuts that Lucy is already at that stage! She likes carrying a toy down to the bus stop in the morning. This day she wanted to carry her binoculars:Jon was looking at something on Lucy’s “iPhone”. They were twinning so I had to snap a pictureEmma surprised her sisters on Friday. Look at how excited Chloe was when she got off the bus and found Emma waiting for her. We all miss her TONS!Megan is busy cheering almost every day. She is enjoying it so much and it makes the football games more exciting for all of us! I didn’t want to embarrass her by taking her picture during the game so I left my camera at home. I did snap this one though. I couldn’t resist. Last night she asked me to forward her all the pictures I took of her during the game, ummmmm…… I’m taking that as an open invitation to take the new camera to the next game.Chloe ran outside to pick a few tomatoes when she was in the middle of doing her homework one day. Chloe and Jon made the most delicious salsa last weekend! The weather is turning cooler which means it’s time to get the firewood ready.Just look at the leaves already turningThere aren’t nearly enough hours in the day to take the amount of pictures I’d like to. I have to make more of an effort with my camera. These are the days that I always want to remember!
Nothing says summer like a nice lobster boil. We didn’t have the traditional country summer that we’re used to. No root beer floats or hamburgers on the grill. No picking raspberries at night before bed or making s’mores by the fire pit. No 4th of July parade or fireworks. Not even one beach trip! Not that I regret our England summer for one second, in fact I would give up our summer traditions every year to travel. but there is something about these lobsters that we just can’t give up.
A few weeks ago I bought my dream camera. It takes such amazing pictures but sometimes life is too busy to take out a camera so I’m thankful that I always have my phone in my hand.
I love finding Lucy selfies on my phone
Back to school haircut
Birthday dinner with Marlene, Brian and the girls
Our annual back to school dinner. We talked about their goals for the year.
2nd day of school
A few shots from this weekend.
Emma started her classes this morning. I was hoping that she would’ve had someone take a first day of school photo for me but I’m sure that didn’t happen. Jon is off to London and the girls are at school. This house is too quiet.