It's really hard to document autumn when it hasn't arrived yet. I know that it's coming though, cause the temperatures are cooling down in the evening and early morning hours. I love that. The relief from the scorching hot summer. I always feel like I can breathe again in the fall. The kids head back out doors to play, something that rarely happens in the middle of summer unless water is involved. They start asking to ride bikes again and go for walks. I notice that I tend to be a less grouchy as well.
Since we don't have leaves changing color and falling, crisp air, sweater weather, etc. I figured I'd show what autumn looks like to us.
For me.....preschool starts up again.
This has been the smoothest year of transition with a new group of friends. They are simply delightful.
Love, love the writing and drawings. Some kids are really into it, others, not so much. This little guy spends lots of time in his journal. I think by year's end, he's going to have one colorful, awesome journal to take home.
This week, we pulled out the apple slicer to make some homemade applesauce for preschool. Brandon does not like apple sauce from the store, but he totally digs homemade apple sauce. Who wouldn't it tastes like apple pie? He was right there with me helping each step of the way.
4 lbs. apples cored and sliced
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup water
1 T. lemon juice
Mix apples, sugar and cinnamon in the crockpot and stir. Add water and lemon juice over the apples. Cook on high for 3 hours. Mix apples up with a mixer until it's reached the desired consistency. Enjoy warm or cold.
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