Best Buddies

Last month, Jessa got a kitten from one of our neighbors.  She named her Mini and Mini has been a lot of fun for everyone, especially Pearl.  They have developed a fast and playful friendship.  They do well playing together and getting into trouble together.  But there are some really cute moments, too, where they actually cuddle together…
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photo 4Pearl has become very good at sharing…
SHARINGOur mail carrier must’ve sensed that Pearl was being a good big “sister” and left her a treat at the door…
DOG BONEWhat a sweet little friendship that is blossoming.

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Another Year Better

My sweet husband made another trip around the sun!  Last Saturday marked the annual event.

Jessa started the day off right by creating a festive birthday banner!
dad bday bannerWe celebrated with a trip to the movies and a sushi dinner then came home for ice cream and cake!
IMG_3906Happy Birthday Handsome/Dad/Babe/Glenn!!  You are the best!!

Where Did October Go?

It seems like just a little blip on the radar!  October rushed in and out in what seemed like a matter of days.  During the month, we managed to sneak away for a quick weekend trip to St. Augustine.  I’m glad we did because it will be our last for a while.  We managed quite a few other activities during the month as well.

Early in the month, we attended a company picnic.  The kids played kickball, corn hole, and even did some face painting.  In fact, Jessa helped with some of the younger kids.  She is so creative and talented.
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IMG_3758Later that weekend, Jessa and Joel had their first bee lesson from dad.
IMG_3764Mali came over to check out all the excitement.
IMG_3783Joel helped to get the extra hive boxes painted for future use.
IMG_3813Jessa and a friend were required to complete a project for science class.  They created a cell analogy in the form of a giant cookie!  They did a great job on it, but mostly they enjoyed eating all the extra toppings!

IMG_3824The chickens went a little crazy this month.  They started laying their eggs all over the place and our egg supply starting dwindling.  So, they’ve been confined to their coop for most of the day until we get 5-7 eggs, then they can roam free for a few hours.
IMG_3792 If you ask Jessa and Pearl what the best part of October was, they’d tell you it was adding Mini to the family.  I’m not sure who is more excited, but having a pouncy, bouncy kitten around is pretty entertaining.
IMG_3811And as October rounded to a close, the excitement of Halloween was in the air.  The kids and their friends carved pumpkins and we added a few other decorations to make it feel a little festive.
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IMG_3853Jessa decided to dress up as an adorable gangster and went trick-or-treating and then to a neighborhood party with her friends.
IMG_3846We didn’t have any trick-or-treaters this year, which means we have a ton of candy that someone is going to need to eat!  We also made some candied apples for those of us who stayed in on Halloween.  They were delicious!
IMG_3855So that’s October in a nutshell!  I hope November slows down just a little even if just to enjoy the change in the weather.   The air has gotten much cooler…so much so that we haven’t had the air conditioning on in about 2 weeks!  Not too bad for Florida.