Homeschooling is really sucking the life out of me and then the teachers went and added musical instruments, shame. Sorry, but those flutes are hidden for the rest of the week.
The girls have made friends with a group of the neighborhood kids and it has been AHmazing. They are eager to get off their zooms and go outside to play. They have been playing outside until the sun goes down and have been introduced to the game Ghosts in the Graveyard We have been at the tail end of our summer weather and we have definitely taken advantage of it.
Now that the weather is cooling down we thought it’s time to decorate for Halloween.
Fall cooking has been sparse, it’s been a lot of easy throw togethers, salads, Amy’s enchiladas and anything that could go on the grill.
I did make this recipe for roasted rack of lamb and with glass of cab and a dollop of mint jelly, it was delish.
I also made a divine chocolate mousse that hales from Waters Catering here in San Diego. So rich and soooo good.
Mummies were also on the menu one night.
The pumpkin patch was a slight let down, we tried a new one and although the girls were happy with it, there wont be a repeat visit. I think they would go back and just sit in the petting zoo the entire time.
But first, the hair.
They all decided they would rather paint theirs instead of carving. SO much easier.
To round out the Halloween fun, the girls had crazy hat day for their after school zoom.
There is no shortage of things to do, it’s just wanting to do them. I really hope 2021 brings more normalcy, ya know what I’m saying?
Friday,we hit Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. I was wrong to think it wouldn’t be overly crowded on a Friday, wrong I tell ya. We started with the petting zoo, Kaili was slow to warm up to the animals but I ended up having to bribe her out of there with a pony ride.
She had no fear on her first equine, she quite enjoyed herself. Grandma and Grandpa, we would like a pony for Christmas.
After grabbing a pumpkin, taking the obligatory pumpkin patch photos we hit the road. We had some wine to taste.
We brought our growlers to refill at Triple B winery. Sat, sipped, and nibbled away while Kaili enjoyed the great outdoors.
We found our stomachs rumbling and our palates teased so we headed on over to another winery for more sips and some damn good pizza.