Here's a quick run down, with a few photos when I thought to grab my camera, or remembered a memory card, or snapped something on my phone.
Saturday, November 3: Breakfast with our family at our favorite local diner, Annabel's birthday party (shhh! I know there were other kids, but it was outside and I used lots and lots of hand sanitizer and it was at the very beginning of quarantine. No more!) and visiting the Rescue Mission/Alpha Acres' Corn Maze. It's in Yadkin County (for you local folks) and includes hayrides, pumpkin patch, a cow train, corn cannon and more. It was a wonderful afternoon spent together outside on a beautiful day. I highly recommend as a fun fall activity (and I think they're open one more weekend if you're interested!). Plus, the proceeds go to a great cause.
|Happy Birthday, Annabel!|
Into the corn maze!
Sunday, November 4: Our last Sunday at church. Clara went to Sunday School with Sweet Mama (one class up from hers) and hung in there with the big(ger) kids singing and participating. Robert and I enjoyed being in Sunday School together for what might be the last time for awhile. Robert was with her during the worship hour as I served communion. We enjoyed lunch with Sweet Mama and Big Daddy, and came home and all napped hard. Glorious.
Monday, November 5: Clara and I enjoyed making a collage of the treasures she found on the Nature Walk Friday. We talked a lot about God's creation and fall and read tons of books. In the afternoon, we went for a walk at Tanglewood, stopped to watch the horses for awhile and even met one horse, named Candy (Clara loved that), who was out with her owner.
Tuesday, November 6: Election Day. Robert and I took Clara to the polls for her first presidential election. She was excited to say, "vote! vote! vote!" and when asked who she voted for, her response was, "Big Daddy." In the afternoon we did some more crafts and had a big dance party in the living room.
November's Bucket List: Updated
Rake leaves and jump in them
Go to the zoo
Fingerpaint (for the first time!)
Make turkey handprints
Do leaf rubbings
Read Leaf Man and make leaf people
Play in the rice table
Make a list of things we’re thankful for
Read books about Thanksgiving
Visit GA for Thanksgiving (and use lots of hand sanitizer)
Take Mama Wore That photos
Bake together (perhaps in honor of National Cake Day, November 26)
Read Stone Soup and make veggie soup together
How are you making a happy today?