305 :: Halloween

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So, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. And my favorite part of the day was walking into Ellen’s room, during quiet time, to discover her hand-drawn set of Mrs. Dino paper doll outfits.

But watching everyone work together, scrambling to finish Amie’s sushi costume was pretty great too! Oh, and so was trick-or-treating with my sister and our combined six (six!) children.

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300 :: Head Start

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As soon as he wakes up in the morning, he listens for his sisters. When he hears them stirring in their bedroom, he makes a beeline for the door, pointing and grunting. They are his very favorite people. I can hardly imagine his little world without their love.

And Jeffrey is giving Wallace a head start in math!

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299 :: Practice

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I’m working on a piece about making calendula salve. Today was practice day. I tried to take photos too late in the afternoon . . . and the long shadows are bothering me! Tomorrow we’ll try again.

This is the beauty of the 365 project: so many opportunities for practice!

Garden Therapy

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Our garden is still so abundant! We went outside this afternoon, planning to go for a walk but ended up just hanging out in the garden. Ellen was singing to her carrots, and Wallace was in dirt heaven pulling out green meat radishes. Amabel was gathering flowers and leaves for a collage, and I took about a hundred pictures. It was garden therapy at its best after a long week!

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Then we came inside and the girls painted with flowers.

October brilliance, I am in awe of you!

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(I pretended to not notice the state of the kitchen as Wallace crawled around emptying drawers and cupboards . . . while I stood on the dinning room table, taking photos and admiring their beautiful work!)

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