The 2009 New York Yankees are heading to the world series, again. I’m no sports fan. But I think I know why the Yankees always seem to prevail in the month of October.
Because Fall is For Yankees! In weather and in baseball, things seem to go in the favor of New Englanders this time of year. Even sunny California and its Angels can’t touch us.
For most months of the year New England is either too cold or too muggy. But for this short stretch of the calendar, we Yankees celebrate the most glorious season there is. See photo above taken this week on a morning walk to our local river beach on the mighty Housatonic.
We’re not sharp enough right now to come up with a good caption for this photo so we’ll put it out to the lot of you.
Leave a comment below to share your caption for this photograph of a row of hens perched on the fence of a chicken coop. They represent half of the hen population at the Diaz Family Farm, where we visited this weekend.
Anyone with little kids is planning Halloween costumes by now (unless they enjoy last-minute runs to Target and picked-over shelves). The autumn leaves got me thinking about our past three years with the Neens.
Her first two costumes were hand-me-downs (Asa and Lynn, you guys rock) and since Nina had no say in the matter, we did what we pleased.
Then, by age two-and-a-half, she had a mind of her own. Disney had taken over and it was Cinderella or bust.
What’s in store for this year? Meet me at Target on Oct. 30. I’ll be the one with frazzled mom hair fighting you for the last wicked witch gown.
We mostly stayed close to home, enjoying the cool end-of-summer weather. My neighbor gave us a useful stroller that Maddie can ride in while Nina sits or stands on the back.
But sometimes Nina wants to stroll, not be strolled.
Watercoloring can get us through an hour at home.
Maddie’s highchair tray is her artist’s palette and her face, a canvas.
Matching outfits? Because we can.
Having fun with Satchel.