Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Last day of September

With the last day of the month here, I realize that some things are coming to an end, and others are just beginning. And I'm not just talking about the seasons, but yes, I'm so happy they're changing too. No, I'm referring to the end of yet another volleyball season, my "big" girl is in fact growing up, and much to my dismay her little sister isn't too far behind. Here's some pictures I caught recently documenting the fact that life IS passing by, and a bit too quickly for my taste.

My baby with her "beers". I promise it sounds like that's what she's saying! LOL!

Taking care of her babies. (She can say that one correctly.)

One of my absolute all-time favorite shots of Josh, and of course Little Miss is making silly faces/gestures in the background. Isn't that the way it always goes???

The conversation went like this:
C:"Mama, we're washin' da dishes"
Me: "You go right ahead babycakes! Don't push your sister off the chair!"
(which has happened more than I'd like to admit.)

But October brings my favorites in life--mmmmm...fall football, the crispness in the air, visits to the pumpkin patch and Apple Festival in Elijah, Halloween, and the anticipation of the leaves changing color. (Here in the South, they usually don't actually hit their peak until the end of the month or 1st of Nov.) I've already purchased my first cans of pumpkin in anticipation for pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin squares, and pumpkin pie. Followed closely behind will be the apple cider and roasted pumpkin seeds. I plan on cooking more with Caroline this year. Maybe we'll even make it down to Mom's so they can do Fall leaf sugar cookies together (one recipe I haven't mastered yet. But then I haven't master very many! LOL!) Yes, I'm excited FAll is around the corner, that the holidays aren't far off, and that this blasted summer humidity is finally creeping back toward the equator. I'm ready for Fall I just wish it didn't mean my kids were growing faster too. Oh well. Ya can't have both I guess!

1st "fall" picture--Caroline and her leaf!

Happy Fall y'all!


Kasi said...

okay, so I LOVE that pic of the girls washing dishes!! ADORABLE!

Morgan said...

They are getting SO big, I can't believe it. Wow, where is the time going?

ellen said...

oh could they be any cuter?!?!?! your hubby too ;)! i love them on the chair. too cute.

yeah for football! it is on ALL day saturday here for college games! i will route for Ole Miss next time i see them on!

Mara... said...

Great pics of your family Deanna. I am looking forward to fall as well!!! Yeah for cooler weather.

Lisa Turley said...

Love these pics Deanna! Fall is my favorite time of the year also. :)