We hung out on the sidelines and played with Benjamin and Sophia:
Sophia had her own little soccer ball and just might be the next player in training. It's hard to believe how big she is getting:
When the game was over, all the kids wanted to be picked up by Aunt Mary:
I think she delivered like a champ — especially with the added degree of difficulty that comes with having your eyes completely covered by your nephew.
We couldn't help but pick up a few pie pumpkins while out and about this weekend — they really do make you feel like the new season is here. Here is what we have done with pumpkins in the past. What do we have up our sleeves this year —we shall see!
It's also apple season!
If you know us, you know we love apple season — especially getting to cook with them. I turned the above batch of gala apples into several jars of fresh applesauce, perfect for fall. Look out for the recipe, which is surprisingly simple, over on the Relay Foods blog this week.
In terms of projects, we knocked out organizing and putting away our new collection of mismatched silverplate flatware and got started on updating the light fixture in our bedroom:
Removing and updating the fixture has been on our list of things to do since we moved in almost 2 years ago, but like many things just got put on the back burner until the right time struck. We'll keep you posted on how updating this guy goes over the next week or two.
We also got out and cleaned up the backyard. It's always amazing to me how a few snips with the trimmers, some good weeding and a good raking can transform your space:
And to wrap things up, here's your seasonal reminder to change out those air filters guys — yuck!
We try to swap them out with the change in seasons, so if you're on our same schedule — it's time!
P.S. We just downloaded iOS 7 for our iPhones this weekend and are still getting used to it. Loving the new quick swipe for the camera from the home screen — what are your tips for iOS 7? Any roadblocks you've uncovered we should look out for?
P.P.S. There's still time to enter our giveaway for these stunning Moonwish Jewels earrings.
P.P.P.S. Mary wants to know if you watched the Emmy's with her last night? I watched the "Ugh" Steelers go to 0-3. Tough being a Steeler fan this year!