Today is the first day of Autumn.
When it’s bright and sunny, cool and crisp and the leaves are turning, I think Oregon is an absolutely beautiful place to be in the fall.
It’s funny, I ran to the store today and the lady on the local Christian radio station said “Here are a few things to remember about God’s promises while you enjoy this first day of spring…” and she went on to read some scripture and there was lovely music in the background and it was all nice and syrupy; except that she flubbed up and said spring instead of fall! Ooops.
So, the girls will have been home for 12 weeks on Thursday.
Here are some of the things we have done this summer just since they got home, and almost every single one of these things was done with friends and/or family:
4th of July firework show
Church (every Sunday)
Wilson High School swimming pool (twice)
Swimming at Grammy and Grampy’s (twice)
Swimming at Sarah’s (twice)
Audubon society (twice)
Berry picking (twice)
Baked a cake
Went to Gabby’s tea party
Went to Emily’s bowling party
Been through a car wash
Movie theater (Journey to the Center of the Earth)
Hagg Lake (twice)
Visited their brother (multiple times)
Went to the Oregon Coast
Been to the doctor (three times)
Had play dates at our house
Had play dates at friends house
Had friends over for dinner
Been to dinner at friends house
Went to Kids Club
Had Aunt and Uncle and Cousin Zoe over
Been to Target (um, lots)
Been to the Mall (twice)
Walked to the park (many times)
Caught 3 fish while fishing with Grampy!!!
…and much much more… (well, I don't know if there is MUCH much more, but it felt like a cool way to end a list)
We’ve been busy! We’ve been social!
We’ve been connecting as a family and learning what it means to be an adoptive family.
I should post a picture to go with each thing because I really do have a picture to go with every single listed event. But I'm not going to.
Maybe my what-we-did-this-fall post will have pictures.
Did you have a fun filled summer?
Does a list have to be numbered to be considered an enumerated list?
Did you find yourself doing many of the same things we did this summer? Seems like more and more people stayed close to home to save on gas this year.
Happy Birthday, Amber! Happy Fall.