October was a month overflowing with fun experiences, messy school projects, and the beauty of autumn! Therefore, this blog post is overflowing with pictures to capture all the memories! :)
In school, our theme was all about apples and autumn. After studying about the life cycle of an apple, we made wrapping paper by stamping apples into paint.
I think the red and green colors will work nicely for Christmas!
We have spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the beautiful fall days.
The boys are loving the leaves!
Colors starting to change.
My sweet boy.
Chatting with a chicken.
We traced around our bodies and then filled in the details.
Well, sort of.
It was our first year to attend the annual Bob Evans Farm Festival, which was a ton of fun! Isaac, who is particularly attached to a stuffed lamb and who often pretends to be a shepherd, found both the sheep shearing and the border collie demonstrations to be most interesting.
That is a lot of wool!
Playing in another corn pit!
Isaac and his pal, Mr. Dillon, in for a visit from New Mexico (along with his lovely wife, Stephanie - not picture)!
Daddy had to burn a bunch of stuff one night, so we made it a "campfire and s'mores" night, much to the boys' delight!
Helping himself to the chocolate.
Little man coming over for a treat!
This kid is always on the go!
JoJo's turn to roast a marshmallow.
We didn't have any graham crackers on hand, so we made do with whole wheat Saltines. :)
(Honestly, it's a miracle we had marshmallows in the pantry, because I never buy those things! These were leftover from a party last December. Thank you preservatives for keeping them edible.) : /
Having a ball!
This was supposed to be apple-cinnamon cloud dough, but it officially went down in the books as our first AYOPS school fail. Apparently, red Koolaid powder is not a good substitute for red powdered tempera paint, and the baby oil we used totally overtook the nice pumpkin-pie/cinnamon spices we had going.
Oh well! The boys had fun with it for a few minutes anyway.
Here they are teaching numbers to their "little people".
Apparently, because I can paint murals on walls now (sort of), it was assumed I could probably manage face painting, so I was recruited to be the official face painter at an event at our church recently. This was my first attempt. Meet "The Scary Tiger." :)
Is he cute, or what?
Josiah opted for a bumblebee on one side and a rocket ship on the other.
And somehow, unbeknownst to me, Little Man ended up with paint in his hair...?
The recent view out my kitchen window.
The view out the front.
Fall is my favorite!
Love those colors!
Our "B" sensory bucket. The kids had to gather up whatever items they could find that started with B.
Can you tell what they are?
(Blocks, book, ball, bottle, bell, bread, boy.)
They love rice sensory buckets!
Making a masterpiece.
I love to see his creativity!