This weekend brought with it crisp air that carried a little bite. The hubby and little man woke early Saturday morning to serve at the home of a widow in our church. Alongside a few other men and another strong four-year-old, they raked leaves, cleared gutters and put skin on James 1:27. (The little boys may have also spent some time inside with a mug of hot chocolate!) My husband has a servant’s heart, and it’s a blessing to watch him cultivate that character trait in our son.
I spent the morning arranging some new furniture and styling the dining room, complete with a two-year-old and nine-month-old in tow (is there any other way to do that when you’re a mom?). If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the shot I shared during the process. The re-arranging was in preparation for a photo shoot. And later that afternoon, as the sun stretched overhead, I welcomed a beautiful baby girl and her precious family into our home. Sweet baby N couldn’t have been a better subject, and her big brother was the consummate gentleman! I’ll be sharing pics from her shoot later this week, so you’ll have to check back soon to see her session! But until then, here’s a sneak peek at one shot that Makes.My.Heart.Melt!
On Sunday afternoon we made a trip to the pumpkin patch. We’ve turned this farm into an annual tradition, and I like this specific pumpkin patch for its compact, manageable size and yet wide array of activities, including a rather impressive corn maze.
The comedy of errors that ensues when trying to get a picture of all three. Don’t worry … Daddy was standing just out of the frame with his arms at the ready.
The maze is the highlight of the trip for my son, and it’s no wonder. There’s a certain sense of adventure when you’re romping through a field surrounded by 6- and 7-foot corn stalks. Never mind the fact that the key to the maze is simply to stay to the right … there’s a small sense of wonder nonetheless. Blue skies overhead, dirt beneath the feet, and a wall of green on either side will do that. God’s glory is revealed in His creation, and even the smallest encounter with nature is good for the soul!
We only brought home one large pumpkin, since the kids and I have already amassed a little collection of small ones. I just can’t help myself! Every fall I am caught up in the splendor of the season, the brilliant array of colors and textures, the bountiful provision of foods that are uniquely designed to sustain us through the cold season ahead. I love bounty like squash, pumpkins and root veggies not only for their ability to be stored and used throughout the season, but also for their vibrant hues. Those foods harvested in the autumn provide a much-needed splash of color when the gray days of winter languish.
How was your weekend, my friends? I’d love to hear from you. Let me know how these beautiful days treated you!