Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Autumn is our family’s season

We’re in the midst of a few day back-n-forth counter offer on our house. Hoping it will end in a sale this week so we can look forward to the new place (we have our top 2 choices). It’s been rough on the kids keeping the house neat and tidy. I decided to give them a special treat for all their efforts. They got to pick out new bed comforters, which have certainly brightened up their rooms. Pictures later.

A few weeks ago when the fall colors were at their peak, we took some photos at a nearby trail. They turned out fabulous and I wanted to share a few with you. These are our children ages 1, 3, 6, and 8. Aren’t they photogenic!? Not bad for a spur of the moment photo shoot!
Jonathan Michalek age 1Sabrina Michalek age 3
Stanley Michalek age 6Mikayla Michalek age 8  

Just before arriving here, we joined our neighbors at Thompsons Greenhouse annual kids event, complete with maze, inflatable jumper and pumpkin painting.

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One school day we all needed some fresh air, so we went to Lake George for a walk and playground time. It was an amazing fall day.
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Kids at Lake George in StCloudMN
The ducks followed us around the whole pond. Next time we need to remember some bread and a stroller!

With all the warm days, Tom finally got to paint our window wrap/trim. Never got so many comments on our house as we did that week.
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It really stands out now. One lady hit it right on the nose… “Someone who lives here watches a lot of HGTV and has an eye for color.” That’s me in a nutshell!

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All this nature and it seems only right that I have 2 boys to dig into it. Don’t get me wrong, my 2 girls get dirty too. But my boys seem to have a passion for digging, just like their daddy. We will NEED a new sandbox at the next house.
My oldest son is in his first year of Cub Scouts. We’ve noticed a change in him this fall, embracing his spirited nature and building on his strengths. Spending more time with his dad has made it extra special.

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Mikayla is enjoying Soccer when we make it there, and enjoying her allowed freedom to ride her bike around the neighborhood – by herself!
Thanks for sharing these memories with me!

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