-The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
Trying to keep warm and busy in a season that has suddenly become COLD! The woodstove has been blazing, and the oven has been on. I have been trying to keep a "mommy busy brain" from taking over, and reminding myself to enjoy the days we share. My journaling is in flow again, and reminding myself of all the Lord's promises that are my reality has been a comfort to my heart. We have been eating applesauce, apple pie, and....oh! apples! :) The kids have joined in the fun, and what a treat it was to watch their pleasure as they pushed the cooked apples through the...apple thingy...to make the sauce.
Bella has sprouted enough hair to get a teeny ponytail on the top of her head. Hard to see here, but she was a perfect jack-in-the-laundrybasket Jake carried around. So cute!
Leaves are a real treat. Oh, how I miss our colored maple tree leaves from our red home! They are so colorful and blanket-like. Hannah was reminiscing happy memories of playing in them while I watched from the kitchen making cookies. That made me cry. Sometimes one wonders you know? They noticed. They remember.