On Monday, the boys had their last soccer games of the season. And it was a cold one! Kenna and I spent most of the time wrapped up in blankets and sweatshirts. After the medal ceremony and group picture, we practically ran to the car and turned the heat full blast. Today it is supposed to get to 70..that is Autumn in the south for ya!
Time change is always hard for the kids and it usually takes a week for everyone to adjust. With the fall time change, the kids were waking up an hour earlier despite adjusting all other time. This meant some pretty tired and cranky children. So we had a slow week to help ease the transition. Lots of reading, game playing, and handwork in front of the fire. We have been eating dinner slightly earlier so we can play a game or two before slipping into our bedtime routine. It feels perfect for these now darker autumn evenings.
Tonight, we will have our family Martinmas celebration. We have spent the past couple of days making lanterns (will post pics of those later). While we were waiting for our new lanterns to dry, Parker and Jacob pulled out our collection from over the years. We will light them up and set them on the table and eat our dinner by the glow and then we will take our lanterns out for a short walk around the neighborhood. In preparation for tonight, we, well MaKenna and I, have been singing songs and the kids have been listening to stories about Martin all week. This story happens to be one of our favorites.