October! How can it be October? October is our favorite month. I don’t know what it is about October. Is it because it is Fall and the world is so beautiful? Is it because, after a long, hot summer, cooler temperatures are near? Is it Halloween? We do love Halloween around here.
We went to the Botanical Gardens last week. It was gorgeous. Not fall leaves yet, but beautiful nonetheless. We met friends and had such a lovely time. The also had their scarecrows out. We loved “Cousin It”. My Mom always called me that when my hair was in my eyes!
We went with a Co-op group and they got to fish and had a butterfly lesson among other things.
Keilee has always LOVED cows. All her life. I’m telling you she is a farm girl at heart.
The gardens were still full of beautiful flowers and statues and more. See Mr. Rogers?
She especially liked Sheldon from Big Bang. See his ‘soft kitty’ in his bag?
She did some photos for her edits that she does on Instagram. I picked out this outfit and LOVED the pictures I made. With my iPhone! This looks exactly like clothes I wore back in the day.
Art Journaling and Drama are going GREAT!!! I seriously love them both. I have 9 kids in Art Journaling and 16 in Drama! Keilee continues to create all the time. Her Smash Book is amazing. I wish you could see all the things she has done. I need to make her make a YouTube video. Her Etsy shop is going great. She has had several orders.
She made this Minnie Mouse bow and wore it all day. She got TONS of compliments and several orders for more! I thought it was adorable!!
We are working our way through Algebra I. I sit with her and do the problems along with her. It still isn’t her favorite subject but we are ‘both’ surviving it. So far…. We are still reading “A History of Us” for History. We learned about Joe McCarthy and everything that entailed. I rented “Good Night and Good Luck” about Edward R. Murrow and his quest to bring down McCarthy. We learned so much from it.
I also subscribed to Quest Magazine on the iPad. It is by Knowledge Quest and we really like it so far. We also got our first copy of National Geographic that I subscribed too.
So all in all a very sucessful end of September. Now we can’t wait for all the fun things in October. I ordered Keilee’s Halloween costume yesterday. Can’t wait to see her in it. And festivals galore!!
“Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow.”
- Author Unknown
“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”
- Nathaniel Hawthorne