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Yesterday, we concocted a batch of gluten free cinnamon buns with a challah dough recipe from the Gluten Free Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day recipe book. I had chicken soup stock cooking away on low, and combined with the yeasty, fresh bread smells coming from the oven, so reminiscent of my Granny's farmhouse kitchen that it might have brought tears to your eyes. Should one be so inclined. (I am.)
When we had accomplished enough schoolwork for one day, we headed over to Totem Outfitters to get outfitted with skating gear for everyone. They have a huge selection of new and used sports equipment. Big news: not only did the Littlest get skates, so did I! I haven't skated since grade 7, and for someone who dreads all things winter, this is a big deal! I will be brave.
Friday mornings our homeschool group has free family skating at an indoor rink, and today was the first day of the season. I had scheduled a Bible study with a friend, and I didn't want to disappoint her, so today J took the kids. Next week, I'm up!
Last night, we ate our supper outside by a bonfire, probably the last of the season. Ry busied himself raking leaves, mostly so he and his siblings would have something to jump into!
Then they climbed up into the upper arms of the biggest apple tree to get all the crisp, red apples from the top. They must have picked 4 or 5 grocery bags, but it hasn't made a dent in what's there. It was really the only tree that produced this year, so we're not taking them for granted.
The trees and foliage and sky were so pretty, I had to keep taking just one more photo after another until the sun was gone.