I can't believe it, twelve weeks left in this year, so crazy! I plan to enjoy every last minute of this year, so much fun to be had in those last twelve weeks.
This weeks spread is super full of fall, well fall California style. Fall that is 80° at a pumpkin festival. I mean come on, I'm over it already!
On the first of October we made sure to put up the Halloween decorations and Simone decided to play a little dress up. I looked over at her and immediately remembered this book I had when I was a kid. She looked so much like the tiny witch on the cover. Happily I still had my copy so we are in the process of reading it together at bed time and she loves it! I met up with my friend Kari last week for a late lunch, ice cream, gab and scrap shopping date and these new cards from Tina Azmus were perfect for the pictures. I adore both sets she put out and loved playing with them, you can see them here and here. A new food store opened up in town and I love the way they displayed these little spice bags. Simone had a jog-a-thon at school on Friday and she got boo'd again this year. Sunday we had a late lunch and some beers after the pumpkin festival which was nice. The last card is also from Tina a freebie she had on her blog.
I snapped that picture of the pumpkins at our new food store. I just love the colors of them, I may have to go back and pick up a few. The center card is a combination of two of Tina's pieces. I just manipulated them digitally to fit the space I needed. The rest of the photos are from the pumpkin festival, Simone had fun and we got a great fall fix despite the warm temps.
Soccer this past Saturday was tough. Simone played three quarters and got knocked down a lot. She did really well against a really great team. They were super well matched and they each held each other from getting any goals until the very end when the other team scored. Two thing became very clear to me at this game. Not all coaches are created equal and we have a fantastic coach. The other team, not so much. I thanked our coach for not being that guy. I was shocked how he coached his young girls. At the end of the game, the frustration came out in Simone and she was spent, there were tears and I'm so grateful it was caught on film. This is who she is and she plays with all her heart and I love her so much for that.
Have a great rest of the week everyone!