Happy Thanksgiving week, y’all!
Since it has been awhile, I thought I would share some pictures from our adventures this fall. It has been another whirlwind of a school year, and while I usually do a good job prioritizing self-care and family, while still getting the important things done at work, at this point my writing has not made the priority list. But things have been going well.
One of the newest additions to our life this fall, is Rob’s wind surfing board!
For Halloween, Iliana made multiple costumes for herself, and she enjoyed some independence at a lock-in at the library!
And of course, none of us are too old to carve pumpkins.
Last year, Ili decided that she was too old for trick-or-treating, so we drove to Clear Lake Shores Island and handed our candy from our tailgate. This year we did the same, but Iliana noticed that many teenagers stopped by for candy. So she left Rob to hold down the fort and did some trick-or-treating of her own!
And in case you are wondering, I went as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse!
I did some thrift shopping, and Iliana was happy to borrow some of my finds…
I found myself a lovely non-alcoholic wine that is only 1 smartpoint per glass…
Iliana spent a month designing a mouse trap car that ended up winning first place for distance!
And finally, right before break, Iliana’s class put on “Colonial Day” for the school. Ili was the schoolteacher, and she used hornbooks to teach phonics. She had fun but decided that she will leave the reading instruction to me!
So there is a quick update on our fun! I will do a Thanksgiving/gratitude post at the end of the week.