Desi's parents blessed us all with a day at the hot springs pool on Wednesday. We packed a lunch and had so much fun! The kids did some laps with Jan and she was thrilled to see other lap swimmers using a mask and snorkel...something no one else does at the pool she swims at in Temecula! We enjoyed the deep end (12 ft) and the diving board and the hot 104 degree pool :) Such a fun day!!!
Morning Medaris hike...looking down I70 to the west...
I am loving my hikes and walks in this beautiful season. Last year it got cold and wet and frozen so early that we did not have much of an autumn. This year we are having a real autumn and I can't stop taking photos!!!
Osage Gardens Pumpkin Patch on Friday afternoon!!!
Sweet farm kittens!!!
Hay bale maze...I don't want to brag or anything but my kids were really good at this maze! ha ha :) They are getting so big they could see over the walls! I do not have little kids anymore.
Hula Hoopin' with Grandma Jan :)
Weighing punkins (as Grandpa calls them) before purchase...the kids enjoyed figuring out how to use the old fashioned scale.
Thank you Grandpa Des for the pumpkins!!!
Hard at work...carving away...
Levi's Puss In Boots pumpkin:
Emma's Lumpy Space Princess pumpkin:
Owen's cat in a window pumpkin:
Hope's Triforce pumpkin (it's a Zelda thing):
We were sad to say goodbye to Des and Jan Saturday night (they left at 4am on Saturday). It was such a wonderful visit. No ice for Jan to break ribs on like last October! Thank you Des and Jan for treating us to so many fun experiences and blessing us with cleaning up the yard and doing some fix it projects!!! What a gift your help was!!!!
Saturday morning cuddles:
Saturday morning walk...
My date with Owen...chocoflan dessert!
Desi's date with Emma: walking around 2 Rivers Park with Peterbilt:
Nice photo Desi! I wonder what else is in that dog besides Boxer?!
Hope talked her younger siblings into dressing up as knights and going to the park for a battle so she could write about it for school...Hilarious and Super Creative! These kids are awesome.
My walk this morning:
This adorable and friendly cat lives about 4 houses down from us and greets us almost every time we walk by. Such a cutie pie!
Peterbilt waits while Emma plays with the kitten...
I made one of Owen's favorite dinners: veggie egg rolls. Super easy and tasty!!! And in the background you can see the kids have been watching The Munsters on Netflix...it's a pretty fun show!
Hope had such an awesome field trip for her science class today...first they went to a farm and learned about growing and harvesting potatoes. They harvested some by hand (labor intensive!!!) and watched 2 men use a machine to harvest some. Hope loved visiting the little family farm. Then they got to meet the head engineer and manager of the pedestrian bridge project in town. The kids got to go into the first part of the 3 bridges that will be installed and ask the engineer lots of questions. Man, what a COOL field trip!!! Hope loved it so much. The Garden School is wonderful!!!
The potatoes Hope got to bring home from the farm she visited today:
It was another great week!!! We are back to plugging away at school (going to finish our 1st trimester right before Thanksgiving) and are enjoying the trampoline and lots of walks and hikes in this beautiful autumn weather. Praise God!