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The Last Day of Summer (Isn't that an Indian Summer? It's Fall)

When I went to bed after Brooke and Meadow I notice a lump where I normally sleep. Since I didn't want to wake Meadow I slept in her bed.

She has been asking me a lot lately if she can sleep in mama's bed. I had a headache and was planning to go to bed early anyway so I let her sleep with me. I didn't think she would take over the whole bed.

She still managed to be my human alarm clock.

I had read about kaiserscharrn in Bon Apetit and thought we should give it a try. Turns out it's basically scrambled big pancake.

Not as good, but still fun to try.

Tyler and Emma went camping for the night. I'm jelly. They asked if we could feed their dog Honey while they were gone. We stopped over on our way to apple picking. 

Meadow doesn't exactly love Honey, so we went inside and played for a bit. She was happy to cut Olive and June's play veggies.

Meadow wasn't quite ready to leave for the apple orchard.

This year we chose Whistling Well Farm near Hastings. Scott liked it because their website had nice photos. I liked it because they sell their apples to our area co-ops.

"Meadow do you want to ride the wagon." 

"OK."

It was in the mid 80's today. It was way too hot to be apple picking. We should have gone swimming instead.

It was fun to have Meadow help us pick this year.

All they had for picking was haralsons. That would do, but I was hoping to pick a tastier apple.


Meadow stuck to the fallen apples.

Meanwhile Brooke looked in every nook for good ones.


Meadow quit picking pretty quickly and ate instead.

They weren't pretty, but we knew that they'd do for apple sauce.


Besides the peck of Haralsons we also got some Honeycrip seconds and shared an apple kringle.

Meadow also picked out a baby pumpkin.

They had a small area to look at the animals.

Brooke wanted to buy a pumpkin, but I thought we could wait.


Meadow wasn't too confident on the hay bales.

She wanted to play by the pumpkins instead.


Meadow thought she could roll a white pumpkin all the way home.

It was comical watching her try.

She kept grunting because they were too heavy.


After looking at pumpkins she wanted to "Dance. For a little bit". When I brought her over to the band she froze. The band announced that they had some musical instruments if anyone wanted to play along. At home whenever we turn on music Meadow immediately goes to get her tambourine. I told her could play along too, but she was too shy. 

Before we could head home Meadow wanted to see the chickens.

Another mom gave us some corn to feed the chickens. 


As an early anniversary gift Scott got me some new car mats. The ones we have in our car are from Scott's old car he had in college. I couldn't wait to get rid of them.

They were in fact from my brother's yellow Mustang. So they're even older than you thought.

Brooke finally got to try out her apple peeler. Sure makes making apple sauce easier.

I can't believe it took me so long to get one.

Meadow was awesome at helping.

While Scott did some painting outside I worked on unclogging our bathroom sink. It had been clogged since probably early spring. Scott said he would do it, but never did. I wanted to clean the sink and needed the sink to drain to do it. After watching YouTube videos it looked like it would be easy. Turns out the clog was backed up farther than I thought and it looked like pieces of plaster was the cause.

When we bought our home I always hoped Brooke would help with handy work. She did a bang up job.

Since Meadow napped in the car on the way home she watched ABC videos while we worked.

I finished scraping the paint around the trim work. Now we just have to scrape the facia and prime and then paint all of it.

After going out very few times in the summer we finally have given into treating ourselves. The last time we went to World Street Kitchen was our second anniversary. Only took us two years to come back.

Scott was feeling lazy about making dinner, Meadow asked me if we could have ice cream and the weather was so perfect that it seemed like a great idea to go out.


Since it was still in the 70s we decided to walk around Uptown and Lyn-Lake. Meadow thought that meant she should run.


And run she did all the way to the Uptown Cub and didn't stop when we got inside. We decided to share a pint of ice cream while on our walk.

She finally slowed down when she noticed some balance bikes in Flanders Bike Shop. We had to tell her she didn't need one. She has a nice one at home.

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