all the cousins made it to hersheypark!

We went back again to Hersheypark last weekend, and this time we had all the cousins together! It was such a nice day weather-wise so it certainly was more crowded, but we still got to hit up the trick-or-treat trail and quite a few rides. I know it sure is different than normal but there is something so nice about being back to a place that was so much a part of our lives the past few years.... Masks and all!

the ren faire

I have never been here really... at least not to watch all the medieval things that go down there. But we were gifted tickets and had a few free hours in between games a few weekends back so we took the kids. It's apparently quite the deal. Who knew? Plus it was a gorgeous day. Dom loved all the spooky Halloween decorations... the skeletons and pirates especially. He loved the guy on stilts and the glass blowing demonstration. He loved the horses and the jousting. He loved it all and did not want to leave. He cannot wait to go back. David and Letty enjoyed it to be sure but not as much as Dom, which surprises me. They each got to pick out a little tiny souvenir (don't look at me I'm not the fun parent) and that made them even happier. A necklace for Letty, a pirate doubloon and map in a bottle for Dom and a rabbit's foot key chain (ew) for David...

It got super crowded real fast so we didn't stay too long but it was a solid fall Saturday afternoon.

life lately...

Oh the things we have been up to lately! We don't have many free days which is usually my main goal but after months off it is sort of a lot! This month has been flying by though! So! Lately...

We got Dom a Jack Skellington lawn thing.... the kid is obsessed... matching field hockey shirts with my girl at practice...a birthday fishing trip with a friend... all the farro in all the land... when the girls and their coaches all unintentionally match at a hockey game... good sky...niece cuddles whether she likes it or not... Letty got to have a grown up lady dinner with Nonna and Pop.... field hockey games... Nera taking over a box...late night with friends... baseball....I got a job at the kid's school (super part-time but I love it!)... the first last swim... hanging with my main girl at recess.... good sky times two... a new fav, an ew, David shirt from a friend.... quite the fan set up at David's baseball game... field hockey games including a visit from a favorite teacher of Letty's... brothers who "watch" field hockey games...niece cuddles... Matt's birthday...field hockey..... baseball... a post-baseball game lunch with friends...the second last swim...firepits... field hockey girls saw the high school game.... a lunch with lady friends... the third last (and final) swim.... lunch with another friend including yet another burger...good sky... more field hockey.... and the final baseball game of the season...

the fire pit patio

Matt actually finished this final (?) backyard project a few weeks ago I just never got around to sharing. Obviously the final product has Adirondacks and a fire pit on it but then you can't really see the beauty that lies beneath can you? Matt knows all the technical stuff I'm afraid but I loved how it turned out! And thanks to my dad for the lights! Here's to a many nights by the fire pit this fall!