I think Autumn is my favorite season. After such a long, HOT summer, it’s so refreshing to wake up to a chill in the air. . . even if that chill is in the 60s! This morning we woke up to the 50s which was oh-so-wonderful and had the girls scrambling for blankets to wrap up in. Not sure if I should start the process of switching out summer clothes for winter clothes yet or not. This is that time of year when our clothing bins get so full because we need a little of both types of clothing. If you haven’t seen my system, I keep a small IKEA bin for each girl, has each name on each bin. That’s all the clothing they get, whatever fits in that. Makes my life so much simpler and easy! They do wear out the clothes a bit quicker because they don’t have many options, but we have more clothing in bigger bins put away so when something is past repair, I simply get something out of the bigger bins. This system also makes laundry so easy, and I keep the bins all together in one “closet” room so putting laundry away is way easy too.
Anyway, I got side tracked. Chilly morning, love them! Luli loves to grab her Grimm’s fairy tales book and do some reading before breakfast. The other girls one by one emerge from their bedroom, sleepy eyed and also wrapped up in blankets, greeting me as I sit at the table with a hot cup of coffee and a book. I love the quiet of the mornings, so peaceful when everyone is still a little groggy. Sofi was quietly counting her “treasures” this morning. Doesn’t last long and then this group of girls start talking and don’t take a break till 9pm at night! haha!
I’m making progress on my Sweater for Poppy! Finished the body part, now on to the sleeves. Can’t wait to see her in it! The girls have been requesting what color of sweater I will make for them. I hate to break it to them but Oresti said I can’t buy any more yarn until I use up what I’ve got. And what I’ve got is blue, lots of it.
I started letting the girls have painting time during our homeschool days! I’m actually quite proud of myself. Art messes have always overwhelmed me. But this past week we’ve painted (5 of the girls) a handful of times and I haven’t had one panic attack, haha! Love seeing their work, I just need to figure out how to display it.
Life can be messy with soooo many little ones, but I wouldn’t trade this life for any other.
Now that it’s Fall (and the weather is cooperating) , I can officially start making everything apple!