Inspired by an online find called "Dinovember", where a family's plastic dinosaurs came to life each night in November, we experienced Barbie-vember. Barbies were the things with expression and faces that we had the most of lying around. It was fun (and exhausting). Adessa and Eliana loved finding them in the morning and guiding me to them (I was supposed to close my eyes and let them lead me). The girls were sad that November ended, while by the end I was greatly relieved. But it was fun!
All of us girls got to go on Adessa's field trip to Gizdich Ranch, in Watsonville.
Changing the fish's water (twice a year, wether it needs it or not).
Our annual trip to the Rodoni Pumpkin farm. We went on the blusteriest, most dust-stinging, wind whirling day, and lasted a brave half-hour. We got all the requisite photo ops, though!
Annea can't even fake smile. This was right before our dash to the car and they were wind blown, to say the least.
I had Calvin take this picture so I'd remember how small she was in my arms. Awwww.
Some years we get close to bare branches with my attempt to yearly take a picture with this tree in glorious fall color, but this year we absolutely missed the optimal day/week. I insisted we take a picture, regardless. We are a year older, we are experiencing autumn, and just because fall has fallen as far as the tree goes, the tradition continues!