Well I haven’t given up on blogging yet! It’s been a while, but since fall is over, I’ll do a quick wrap-up of the rest of our fall.
After the Wyoming Fair, we had a really fun afternoon at Appleland with some homeschooling friends of ours. I of course forgot to take our camera so no pics, but the kids loved picking apples and eating them, and even though Sophia got stung by a wasp, it was great fun and a perfect fall day.
Then on a Sunday afternoon at the end of September we took the kids to the Sunrise Corn Maze. We took friends of ours from Church and had a great time together.
The maze itself became an adventure when after walking for 30 minutes, we reached the half-way point and so continued on obviously looking for the way out, however, every path we took led us right back to the middle of the maze! We tried again and again, and still came back to the same point. Corn mazes are fun, being stuck in them, NOT so fun. Especially when your darling 15 month old daughter decides she wants to walk, is obviously is too slow, has to be carried and starts crying. Erik by that time was ready to get out on his own and our friends have 2 older boys who felt the same way, so then comes the time when we realize that the four boys aren’t with us anymore. We didn’t panic, but figured that the boys must all be together and safe and so decided to forget finding the exit and we would just back-track instead to the start. But something didn’t feel quite right, so Jason went back just to make sure that the boys were OK and didn’t he end up finding Erik – at the ripe old age of 7, map in hand, happily wandering the maze by himself, quite confident of finding his way out on his own. When we finally came out the ‘entrance’ – William and the two older boys were playing on the pedal go-carts, and of course they informed us that we hadn’t come out the exit like they had… oh corn mazes!!!
But after the maze, there was plenty to do there… the girls really enjoyed the ‘cornbox’ which we had to eventually drag them out of. It was a another fun, fall afternoon.
Then we were off to the Ilderton Fall Fair with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Lija and Uncle Mike and our cousins Aiden and Liam on the first of October. Again, no camera, but even if I had brought the camera, it was the rainiest, coldest, yuckiest day of the fall and even though we still enjoyed the parade (the kids got lots of candy) and went to the fair afterwards (brave souls that we were) any pictures would be of us huddling and freezing our buns off… so those pictures were probably best left untaken. We DID however put our furnace on for the first time when we got home after that! But still a huge thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for a great time!
Then it was off to the cottage for Thanksgiving, and we were blessed with a beautiful weekend and we had a wonderful time. The boys even ventured into the lake it was so ‘warm’ out – crazy cannuks!!!!
You just have to love any beach time that you get at Thanksgiving!
Then October 22 was the fateful day that I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The following week was a painful blur, but I am recovering and will go into more detail another time.
Then of course was Halloween. Jason and Erik carved the pumpkin to look like Larry-boy from Veggie-tales…
And then Jason took a plain Buzz lightyear costume and jazzed it up by making the best wings to go along with it. We also made great boots and the costume was complete. William wanted to be Luke Skywalker and Oma made a fabulous tunic for Will and just by adding some things we had at home, his costume came together and looked great as well. And Sarah was happy in her tiger suit (my fierce little girl), and sweet Sophia was a poodle, again in costume modified by Oma. They had a great time, even Sophia, who happily wandered around the neighbourhood with us, they ate all their candy in a week and everyone was happy.
Phew… so that was our fall in a nut shell. Busy, happy, tiring. With some good times and low times, but now we are starting to look forward to Christmas and I have a little boy here who asks every day… “But when is it going to snow??????”