I have had this bad habit lately of leaving the house without my camera. Lately, we've been trying to take the kids outside after dinner before it gets dark. A nice walk or bike ride to the park nearby is what they love. This means dinner is quite early, obviously, since it gets dark by around 6pm. But I always seem to forget the camera! Which bums me out because there are so many things to capture and remember! Those gorgeous leaves, the little antics of three monkeys, little critters around us, sunsets. Everything is wonderful and beautiful and it kind of leaves me silent after soaking it up. Alas, I have no pictures to share them with you here. But I imagine you are able to experience most of what I'm talking about, and perhaps to a greater degree. And that is a comforting thought.
The crisp weather is here to stay it seems, although we had a warm spell last week. Even my children are turning more towards making things and "quieter" activities. Don't get me wrong, they are still full of boundless energy. And sometimes I feel the lack of space most acutely. But their plans are veering towards more handiwork and less outside work. (More fine motor and less gross motor?) I have some nice winter crafts ready for them in the coming weeks, especially for Christmas gifts, and they are really looking forward to them. M wants to make a snake out of yarn, so I think finger knitting is going to be big with him for a while. :)
And this mama has a whole whirl of projects going on. From hats to sweaters to jumpers to quilts. Only baby is going to slow me down! :) And perhaps not even. For you see, it is easy to crochet or knit even with little ones. So we wait (and not very patiently anymore) for our newest baby to come out and fill our lives with more joy!