I've been busy, but not in a "take a picture and tell a story" kind of a way. We're expecting a houseful of family for Thanksgiving so I'm trying to get a few things put in order... like our storage room (which will become a bedroom for one lucky aunt), Fall crafts, finishing a few projects for the girls, and tidying the laundry/coat room.
Christian is home--and we think he'll be here for a while. However, he came home from his last trip feeling sick, and it has now spread to the boys, so they stayed home from church and I'm staying away from the YMCA and friends for now (just hoping the girls won't catch it).
Aaron is a walker--he loves to chase after the big kids. He doesn't exactly run--he just walks after them with more enthusiasm. He still isn't talking, beyond "Daddy," "uh-oh," and a grunt for yes. He does seem to understand some simple signs, although he isn't really interested in signing back to me.
We moved Nathan into the girls room so that nap time would be less stressful, and so we could put Aaron down earlier at night. So far it seems to be working and Nathan loves it--although for the very reasons he loves it, bedtimes are a little crazy.
I'm so pleased with Hannah's progress in school. She is reading books (simple ones) independently, and is learning math and writing skills that I wouldn't have expected in first grade.
We had our first dusting of snow last weekend. So far, I've been thrilled with the weather--it was in the 70's last week! I had expected a really long, really cold winter that started in October---but the snow has held off much longer!
Oh and we roasted and pureed our pumpkins and have enough to make 5 or so pies. We think we are going to make a bunch of small pies to test out different recipies to come up with our favorite.