The biggest news of the week is that Everett finally decided to walk more than scoot/crawl. Thursday he just up and started walking around the living room with a huge grin on his face and extra claps for himself. He lurches around with the funniest gait. Ironically, he walks sideways faster than he can walking forwards.
The weather is going nuts lately. Welcome to fall in Nebraska. One day it is snowing, the next it is 70, the next it is blowing 35 mph outside. I cleared out most of my garden. The snow and freezing temps killed everything except the chard and carrots. The boys and I had a great time playing around in the dirt!
Wednesday I had a photo shoot with a local family. The mom is so organized! She kept me updated on their outfits (and changes), what she wanted (Pinterest), and involved me in most of the preparation. I love clients like that! It makes for amazing sessions. She really wanted a "couch outside" set up. I found an antique sofa at the French Door for $300...he he...the owner rented it to us for an hour for $10. I LOVE the results of the photos.
Right after the photo shoot we packed up the kids and went out to Hazel's Pumpkin Patch, the closest thing we have to Gardner Village. Cabela's had their annual new employee bash. Supervisors who have new hires are also invited, thus we got to go. Amelia was over the top excited. We grabbed a wagon and trotted through the corn maze. At the center we found a witch offering gold coins to unsuspecting children. The theme this year is Hansel and Gretel! The kiddos redeemed their coins for a treat at Hazel's cottage. The maze directed us to the pumpkin patches. Each kid chose one cool pumpkin. Everett tried to eat a pumpkin. We rode the hay wagon around the farm. Goodness, the sunset decided to dazzle us! Cabela's had a fun spread of chili, hot dogs, chips, and gourmet sodas. It was the best evening of our month! I love traditions.