Tuesday, October 20, 2009

harvest party with the tribe

The unschooling tribe had our annual Halloween/harvest party this week. We had a fabulous day -- perfect weather, way too many snacks, and some games, too. Lotsa photos, of course! Lucky for us, Ginger and her sons were visiting Beth & Emma, so we had extra folks for more fun!

Kids eating donuts hanging by string. Andy was the pro at this -- donuts are the perfect motivation for him -- done so fast I didn't even get his picture!

Ginger & Beth

Andy (hands to his forehead) and Kai (Ginger's older son)

Emma, ready to bob for appples

Dan got the apple!

Dan actually stood still for this shot!

Toilet paper mummy-wrapping was a hit. Andy & Kade won easily!

Andy's all done with Kade (Ginger's younger son)

Dan finished Emma's wrapping!

Dan, Spencer, Parker, Emma, Kade, Andy (sitting, obscured), Kai & Beth just before the apple bobbing started.

Fall comes to New Mexico

This past Saturday, we went for a hike along the river, in the bosque, with friends. It was a perfect day -- one of those early fall days, still warm but not hot, trees turning amazing colors everywhere you look, so quiet walking along the river.

My view for most of the walk.

We saw a this little guy early in our walk -- he was crossing the path when all our attention sent him scurrying for the rocks.

Seems kinda late for him to still be out, but it's been unusually warm the past week. That all ends today, tho -- today will be 10 degrees cooler than yesterday, rain tomorrow and then the 60's for the next several days. Looks like fall really is here.

Some red sumac climbing a cottonwood.

Two pairs of ducks in the irrigation channel.

Andy & Judson released a fallen branch to the river.

Lia -- absolutely the world's MOST devoted dog. Ever.

I love the look of this tree -- and the guy standing under it!