Sunday, October 18, 2009

A fall weekend

Last weekend (yes, LAST weekend...I'm catching up) truly felt like a fall one. It was pretty cool out and we had to bundle up, leaves were falling, and it was just lovely. I had a 10K race on Saturday and actually thought it felt "cold" that morning but it went really well once I got warmed up. After a quick trip on the way home to a new-to-us natural cafe/bakery, the rest of the day was spent hanging out all cozy in our nest which was truly delightful.

The weekend also included our first batch of hot apple cider which certainly makes fall feel here! I love me a cup of warm cider on a cool day.

We made the cider and the below yummy carrot spice cake for my family's final gathering at our longtime house (the "Compound" as we call it). Not everyone made it unfortunately (there's alot of us:), but those of us that did, had a wonderful time.

Being the photographers that my sisters and I are (BTW, I'm so happy the 3 of us are reunited in the same country/area for now!), there were LOTS of pictures taken, but the most persistent photographer was by far this little gal...

She was moving all over the place in different positions and spots. It was hilarious! Hmmmmm, wonder where she's seen that?! She has become quite the photographer and makes all kinds of things her "camera", including this old kitchen timer of my mom's :). She now has a couple vintage Fisher Price ones I won on Ebay last week, which makes her seem more official when she's snapping away!

I'm so pleased fall is here...I really love summer but it's certainly a nice change. I'm incredibly excited by ALL that is going on in my head for the upcoming holidays, Lovebug's 2nd birthday, and for our nest! I'm so looking forward to the things we have planned! I feel like I need to give an official goodbye to my beloved summer though...more on that to come.

SO does it look and feel like fall yet where you are?


Maria Rose said...

She is so cute! I love the hat too, did you make it?

kate said...

That little photographer of yours is the cutest thing I've ever seen! The photos are so lovley...and running a 10k-- congrats:)!! We're heading to a community cider-pressing day this Saturday to use up our leftover apples...I can't wait for my first cup of warm cider!

And yes, I too love that hat!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yummo to the cake and the apple cider. Beautiful pics and what a sweet little photographer! :) Peace & blessings, Tammy

jade said...

that little outfit. seriously!?! where on earth did you find that sweet hat???

Stephanie said...

Those pictures of your daughter are absolutely lovely...and her hat is to die for! Where did you get it?

On another note, apple cider is my favorite fall drink. I can't wait until it's cool enough to drink a cup.

The weather here? Breezy and in the 70s. I can't complain. ;)

Living Inspired said...

that hat is too cute!