Things are slowing down around here with the end of cross country. I get my big girl home after school now. She didn't want to try basketball. Thing 2 started volleyball. She only practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays and has games on Saturdays. Last night we had fall concert for Thing 1. She plays trombone and sings in choir. It's always so nice to hear them sing and play.
Two nights ago we had our first really hard frost. Time to cut out all the mushy flowers and fill up the bird feeders. I went for a walk yesterday morning and everything was glistening in the sun from the frost. I stopped by the creek and listened to the leaves raining down from the trees. It was just a really pretty "picture". I really should have worn a hat! Wow, was it chilly.
Here is a look at the garden on Tuesday evening before any frost had hit it. It's in a sorry state now. It's bitter sweet though. Sad to see the growing season end, but kind of glad to let it rest. The roof is on chicken coop and the cedar shingles are going up on the sides. It's so pretty. So thankful to have a husband that would build me a chicken coop of my dreams. Guess I should expect that from the man of my dreams :)
We're working on painting my childhood dollhouse. It was never finished and I've been meaning to paint it for several years now. The girls are helping too. We've each taken a side and it's a really fun project to do together. Makes me want to get another one and put it together and work on it with them again. There are just some really gorgeous ones out there. Usually they are Victorian looking but at Hobby Lobby there is a craftsman style house. It has a huge front porch and a dormer on the front. It looks just like our second house. Now I have to take care of my real house. Ugh! I hate house work.