Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's Fall!

Fall is definitely my favorite season. It is beautiful here in Maine with the vibrant foliage, and the crisp clean air. I love being outside with the kids, playing in the leaves, picking out our pumpkins. I think Myles is going to share my love for the season. He was really into raking and stuffing bags with leaves. He has become my big helper in the morning when Maddie is at school. I've really been enjoying my alone time with him, fully aware that this will be hard to come by soon enough.
Madeline and Auriana started dance lessons this fall. I think Maddie will do better with dance than she did with gymnastics - there is a lot less waiting in line, and a lot more moving around. Maddie is my girl in constant motion, we call it "The Maddie Shakes." She just wiggles all of the time. She loves to cuddle and read, but it is not a comfortable experience, because she bounces all around the whole time. This is our dog, Copper. I've had dogs all of my life, but this guy is special. I would trust him to babysit my kids, he's so wonderful. He is loyal, protective, and so very gentle. He sleeps with Maddie everynight, and takes every opportunity to cuddle with his babies.

We're still just waiting for the last paperwork steps to be finished. We are asked frequently "When, when, when." We just don't know. We will probably only know a couple of days before we actually leave. Trust me, when we finally get word that we can leave, we'll let EVERYONE know!


nana said...

These are the most beautiful children I've ever seen! So happy and fun loving.

From their proud nana

Peter and Nancy said...

Glad to see you're savoring these last few weeks as a family of four! I know you'll definitely savor the moment when you become five . . .
-- Nancy

Julie & Patrick said...

Love the updated photos! Fall...I love it too.

It sounds like you are starting down that final mind set of what is about to happen SOON! Glad to hear that you are savoring your time is a special time for everyone.

Love the dog too! I'm a dog person too and totally get it :)


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see Max with Myles and Madeline!

Anxiously waiting . . . and waiting . . . . and waiting . . .