Fall has arrived and is almost gone. We have been enjoying ourselves immensely with the cool weather and colors.
Apple Picking. It’s been a couple years since we last went. Couple years meaning Gavin wasn't even walking so…..
We met our friends and picked apples at Great Country Farms. After picking, we spent the day at the farm playing.
Fun Run. The boys’ school and PTO hosted our fall fundraiser, the Fun Run. Each kid runs the track for a half hour and raises money per lap. Last year we raised $20,000. We are hoping to supersede that amount this year. Gavin and I went up to watch Josh run in the morning. It was fun watching him run around with his classmates. Josh ran a total of 22 laps (2.6 miles) and Gavin ran a total of 12 (1.4 miles) laps (he could have run more but he’s in school half day and didn't get a chance to run a 2nd time like Josh did).
Bluemont Vineyard. I started working as a tasting associate at Bluemont Vineyard. I’ve been working weekends. It’s so much fun! The winery is in its busy season with harvest, which means weekends are slammed packed with people driving out to the country to see the colors and relax while drinking wine. The winery is located 951 feet above elevation. The view from the top of the deck is just spectacular, especially this time of year with all the leaves changing color. We have farm pets who hang out with the patrons - Iggy, Toby and Hersey - are our cats and Meryl is our dog.
While I've been at work, Joel and the boys have done some exploring with neighbors.
Great Country Farm. Gavin’s kindergarten class went on a field trip to Great Country Farm, who happens to own the vineyard I work for. I volunteered to be a chaperone. I was in charge of Gavin and 3 other boys – Isaiah, Cole and Ian. I couldn't have gotten a better group! Gavin is friends with Cole from t-ball and Ian is in the Lego Club after school activity, so I already knew them going in. I had never met Isaiah and that little boy stole my heart! He was so kind and loving that I just enjoyed spending time with him. A gentle soul and so polite. All the boys had fun. I ended the day with two more boys from another group who latched onto me. I give credit to the teachers for dealing with the kids all day. I had the boys for about 5 hours and was exhausted.
We are getting ready for Halloween on Friday. Gavin is going to be a black ninja and Josh is going to be a Storm Trooper. We're having a mini block party. It's a long weekend too and I only have to work one day out of the 4. I'm excited to have some down time to enjoy the kids and more of the beautiful fall weather before winter arrives ready and armed - they say we're going to have another winter like last year. Ugh! Not looking forward to all the snow
Happy Hump Day!