We had a full weekend. On Saturday we spent the day at Cheekwood. They had a special scarecrow exhibit in the botanical gardens and a Faberge egg exhibit in the museum. The kids liked the scarecrows but didn't appreciate the Faberge eggs. That was no surprise. The kids especially liked the water gardens (playing in the ponds and waterfall) and the sculpture garden. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, so I missed some wonderful photo opportunities.
On Sunday after church we went to a fall festival at the Owen Farm right next door to us. In fact they are so close we sat outside on the trampoline on Saturday night and listened to their bluegrass band! This was the Owen's first year for the festival, and they did a good job. The kids played on the Go Jump equipment, rode a hay wagon, rode a train made up of a four wheeler and plastic fifty-gallon barrels, and they spent the majority of the time playing in a giant sandbox filled with corn kernels. It was a beautiful day, but it sure didn't feel like autumn. It was just plain hot!
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.