it's also true that it wasn't long enough.
i was a little unwilling to let go of this last weekend of october.
it was filled with all the right stuff and then some.
there was fun and good food shared with family and friends.
friday we went to the movies.
that's one of my favorite things to do on a fall afternoon.
chasing mavericks it was...mostly by default, but it was a surprise hit with the kids and their friends.
one tearfully touched mama too.
it delivered heart and soul and surfing.
later we turned our pumpkins into jack o' lanterns at a kick off the weekend party.
then we bought more for home.
forget the drought....we have a patch's worth of ideas to bring to fruition.
miss bit patiently carved more than one masterpiece all by herself.
thanks to her efforts, we're stocked up on seeds for snacking perhaps until spring.
and candy too.
trick or treat was yesterday.
it was the first time the kids went alone.
well, alone with cousins visiting for the weekend and friends.
the costume-clad posed for the obligatory pre-trek photo and came home only when their bags and buckets were full to overflowing.
all six kids dumped their sweet loot on the family room floor and the bartering began.
from what i'm told, trading is even more epic the procuring the candy in the first place.
they took a break long enough to fill up on a halloween themed spread i had such fun planning and preparing.
coach, aka chili king, made the perfect pot of stoup for the over 12 crowd.
all ages enjoyed the caramel apple cupcakes.
what's not to love about a salty sweet treat?
t. bone played his last football game of the season as qb.
the knights were victorious.
plenty of football was played in the yard and on the trampoline too.
grandmas, grandpas, uncles, cousins and friends went home yesterday eve.
for the first time all weekend we were just the four of us.
we sighed. smiled and snuggled in to watch a movie on a sunday night...all tired, but not wanting the weekend to come to an end quite yet.
it'll be another short week here as we welcome november and head north for a fall getaway early friday.
november's no october, but i love our eleventh month only a little less than our tenth.