Starting on the first Saturday in October...
Annie sat & sold at Farmers Market in Pratt for the last time this year. She profited close to $200 for her efforts over the whole summer. Plus, to her delight, she had many sweet snacks of leftover cookies, brownies, etc. to munch on.
That evening we attended a potluck parents' meeting after Riley & Annie's first official basketball practice for the season.
Caroline -with Cora's help- created some tepees from the small patch of bambooish type ornamental grass in our side yard.
Shannon finished the walls and cut out a window hole for Annie's someday bedroom.
We enjoyed some of the lovely weather out-of-doors on an evening walk. The girls picked up pretty rocks and junk metal along the railroad track.
|the view as we walked back down the lane|
She started violin lessons.
We attended a viewing in Hutchinson for a homeschooling friend's father.
The ladies' secret sisters were revealed in our homeschool co-op on a rainy day while the children played ball inside the municipal building.
Shannon and I shared a coffee shop date with cousins on our shared anniversary. 16 years for them, 15 for us!
|anniversary gift and secret sister gift|
Our family spent the weekend at Fair Haven district camp-out down Turkey Lane. We arrived in time for the cook-off, concocting main dishes from apple-cinnamon brats, Gouda cheese, couscous, and limes. The dessert bag contained gluten free pizza crust mix, gluten free raisin cookies, organic soy milk, and coffee packets.
|The judges sampling the first team's meal|
|the winning plates|
|Annie's team's dishes|
|my team: Mediterranean meatballs and caramelized onions & peppers with Gouda lime couscous|
(I forget the name of the dessert)... a cherry tart with coffee cream sauce
The big & little kids had great fun bouncing, jumping, falling, and bouncing again.
There were volleyball games, Frisbee golf games, and
photo scavenger hunt games. I was the photographer for this team. We had a list of 10 places to take a picture trying to be creative and keep with the camp-out theme: the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Fun times with friends, new & old!
Also, of course, an abundance of yummy food!