At homeschool group a bunch of the kids were doing the egg drop science/engineering challenge. Basically with a set number of straws and a certain length of tape, the kids were challenged to see if they could protect a raw egg from being dropped at various heights. Izzie and Maddie opted to watch the first go around. Both of them really like to observe their world before jumping in. The second time we did this challenge they both tried their hand at it.
Ezra was one of the younger participants.
Roasting marshmallows in the fireplace because we can.
Yep it's fall. We know this because of all the leaves, debris and wet that fall from the sky.
Izzie and I at the movie, Miss Pettigrew's Home for Peculiar Children.
Momma and Maddie.
Izzie hanging out in her Lloyed Garmadon halloween costume I made her
Took the girls to a homeschool field trip at the Pumpkin Patch. There's Maddie in the hay maze. At first she was one of the tallest kids in there so she wasn't so sure, but then her friends joined in and she had a fun time. Some kids her age opted to do the more scary corn maze, but neither Izzie or Maddie wanted to do that.
Our friend Ezra.
Izzie. Our house was cold. When we left, I was worried about not bringing jackets because it was so chilly. But the pumpkin patch was in the full sun (our house is 100% shady!) and the shade vs sun made a HUGE difference. We were sweltering.
Pumpkin patch with a petting zoo. Why not?
Izzie, Maddie and Me. Look at my transition lenses, they got dark! The UV rays were strong!
Hay pyramid. I love this shot, I told the girls to run up there before all the other kids and I got one quick shot before it was full of kids.
On the hay ride with Evelyn.
I'm so glad we went when we did, because it started raining a few days after our pumpkin trip and the fields and everything were very, very muddy from reports I heard.
You can see Mount Saint Helen in the background.
Izzie didn't like how muddy her pumpkin was, but at least we were at the washing station!
Esperanza came over to play for a couple hours after the field trip.