Well, it's the last day in September, and yes, I'm still pregnant. I guess that means we'll be starting October off with a baby... hopefully. In the meantime, here are a bunch of random pictures from September.
Something about being a first-grader has peaked Drake's interest in reading, and he loves it.
I love that he can sit down and read simple books to his siblings.
Here's a video of Drake reading, with Avery trying to copy everything he says.
Our neighbors were selling lemonade, so my kids decided to buy some, and then stay and help them.
We took our kids to a local nursery for shredded beef sandwiches and corn (we love a free lunch), and came home with a clematis and a lily (I guess it wasn't completely free...).
The aroma of these lilies is strong.
Playing with the neighbor's kitten.
Blankets are well-used in this house.
Drake is taking piano lessons, again. Maybe this time we can keep it up.
The kids love to draw and cut.
These two found their winter boots and didn't want to take them off the entire day.
Putting onions from the garden into a mesh bag.
As a gift for the new baby from his/her older siblings, each kid picked out some material and I sewed them together to make a blanket.
A random trail of paper that led from the kitchen...
...to the kids' bedroom.
And finally, both boys now ride their bikes without training wheels. Drake took Graham's bike out and felt pretty confident on it.
So I encouraged him to try again on his bike, and it was a success. I love watching the joy these two get from riding their bikes.
It's been a good month.