|September 30-October 6, 2016|
It is really beginning to look and feel like fall,
with crisp mornings that mellow in the afternoon by the warmth of the sun.
Each week our tree has less and less leaves.
|photo by Quentin|
These days I see a lot of this as I drive...
my oldest two to college (three times a week)...
and my youngest to fencing (twice a week), both an hour from my house. On Tuesdays I drive through four counties!
|Katie's drapery painting;assignment from Painting I class.|
Sam and Katie, after getting through a few bumps in the road, have adjusted to being college students.
James and Quentin are doing their school work either at the college with me, or home on their own.
|October 7-13, 2016|
|Compare my tree to last week's picture.|
We took a tree study nature walk at the college...
which is very easy to do at the college with all of the plaques. We snapped photos of the tree, bark, leaves and tag and scanned the plaques for more information.
Katie completed her mid-term project for her painting class.
Because of strong winds, the beach had the lowest tide we had ever seen, revealing things we don't normally see.
You can see how high the water usually is by looking at the darker and lighter sections of the pier.
|October 14-20, 2016|
This week began with a birthday celebration for Eddie, who turned 20. Instead of going out, he just wanted to have Shepard's Pie and Corn Pudding at our house!
Quentin went each week to voice lesson and fencing lessons.
I just love Katie's fall painting. I am going to hang it in the dining room and it will be really special there for Thanksgiving.
|I was also delighted to find this sketch in Quentin's notebook which he did after school work one day.|
|October 28- November 3. 2016|
Katie volunteered at a Homeless Shelter
We prepared for Halloween.
We had a Halloween Party,
|Menu: Monster Meatloaf, Pumpkin stuffed peppers (not pictured), bones bread-sticks,spider deviled eggs, ghost and pumpkins salad, monster cupcakes and apple cider floats.|
complete with scary (and yummy) food,
games such as Werewolf and Passing Body Parts game (they loved the warm peeled tomato for a heart), bobbing for apples,
donuts on a string and carving pumpkins.
A witch and a mad scientist went to college on Halloween.