Translated by Edward Caswall (1854)
It all began innocently enough. An e-mail saying “Such a cute costume that I think you could get away with as a Sunday outfit” with a link to a sweet little cape tutorial. I happened to show it to my girls. Before I knew it, they were digging through our cupboard looking for the perfect material.
Within a week, and very little help from me, each girl had a new cape. Each cape reflects their owner’s personality! Audrey used fleece because it is soft and snuggly. The reverse is bright and playful. Andrea’s cape is “satin” with long bow ties to show off the contrasting inside. Megan’s cape is made with pink denim and colorful hearts in easy to wash material.
Now the girls have capes that they use for church and for dressing up. Thank you Lilly for the idea!
This morning, we took a nature walk at the park.Â We looked for leaves and pretended we were on a safari.Â We drove around the “game park” looking for animals.Â We discovered deer, turkey, flying geese, chipmunks and lots of squirrels.
She is not super friendly, but she likes to be around the children.Â If they don’t try to hug her too much or pick her up, she will hang around the backyard watching them.
While Adrian learned about bats in class, Audrey and I roamed nearby.Â The fall colors this year are amazing!
This weekend, Andrea’s soccer team participated in a fall tournament. Even with cold and rainy weather, they played very well.
The first game was good, though cold!Â The girl’s had a shut out game of 5-0.Â The second game was miserable; it was very cold, breezy and started to rain.Â However, the girls pulled off another shut out game of 8-0.Â They were excited!Â They knew they had a chance at the playoffs.
The sun was very low when they started playing at 8:15 Sunday morning with the weather clear and around 38 degrees.Â It was a tough game.Â The referee seemed very fair even with some controversial calls. We won again, 2-0.
We thought the third game was hard, but it was easy compared to the championship game!Â Our girls ran and fought for the ball the entire game.Â The other team was sneakily “dirty”.Â They fell often and we noticed them tripping or pushing our girls. Our girls aren’t perfect, but usually play fair.Â The referee tried hard and he called many of the fouls. After a very exciting, loud game, we ended up losing 0-1.
The girls played so hard!Â Most of them needed a break, did not have enough subs, but continued playing their best. They ended up in second place!Â We learned later that the last two games they played were with Level 1 girls, and our team is Level 3. So they played a lot better than they realize!
It was a pretty house with a nice yard for the kids to explore. We were able to rent the whole second floor and were told we could use the room on the Widow’s Walk if needed.
The inn was perfect for our needs this weekend.Â It was inexpensive, the hotel would have cost more! We needed to leave by 8:00 on Saturday and 7:00 on Sunday to get to the fields in time for practice.Â We were supplied breakfast food, but we prepared it when we wanted in the full kitchen in our room.Â We used the kitchen again for dinner on Saturday when we decided to eat in.
Do you enjoy spiral staircases, dolls, antiques and knickknacks?Â Prefer a casual bed and breakfast?Â You might enjoy the Mulberry Inn.
For recess, the kids were outside, playing in the leaves. When I called them inside, I heard a lot of unhappy grumbling. Offering the children warm apple cider brought them running though.
Our Maple Tree is extra pretty this fall.
My niece has seen her wedding pictures and I finally get to share!
Congratulations Esther and Alan!Â Thank you for letting us be part of your special day.