I had forgotten how busy things get as we settle into the school year. After school appointments and activities (we’re doing Cub Scouts this year and loving it), regular school events and PTA meetings, and general holiday season studio busy-ness hit all at once. Right now the kids are doing homework and I have just finished cleaning up from dinner… and we’re still not done for the day. I hope that we can keep up the “Monday with Mac and Cheese” posts though, because I know they’re something that the kids (and many of you) really look forward to.
October just may be our favorite month of the year. We always try and do as much “fall” themed stuff as we can possibly fit in on my days off, which are few and far between since this is our busy time at the studio. We do always manage to work in some fun family time, though, and this year we have a few trips planned out to Lost Maples and Guadalupe River State Park — if you have kids and you like doing outdoor activities as a family, GRSP has a lot of fun things on the calendar for the fall. And every year, starting on October 1, the kids beg to watch their favorite fall movie: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I love it too. The music is fantastic and reminds me of being a kid, and every time we watch it together it takes me back to when I was their ages. Of course, then, it only come on once a year. Now, thanks to modern technology, we can watch it EVERY DAY. Sometimes more than once. It’s still good, every time.
Their song of the week pick goes with the Autumn theme, too. For all of you who have the Noggin channel, you probably already know this. If so, sing along (that means you, Laura V). To me, I Don’t Like Candy Corn has become a modern-day sign that fall has arrived. I love it and we sing it all the time. And today we bought the first candy corn of the year. I hate it, but my kids think it’s great. I am happy to give them my share.
I have a few sessions to post but we have a busy BUSY week on the books at the studio. Please remember that we are closed on Sunday and Monday, and that we work by appointment and do a lot of location work this time of year. So, if you plan on dropping by the studio to pick something up, please give me a call in advance so I can make sure that someone is there for you. I hope you all have a great week!