This weekend is prime weekend to enjoy the beautifully colored trees! I took another picture of a yellow tree that is close to our house...
October was my month to have my "date" with Zakkai. We couldn't squeeze in a time so we had it today~ hey, close enough to October! This morning Zakkai and I went to a packing party for Operation Christmas Child at our church along with lots of families. We all signed up to bring 20 of a certain item (socks, soap, matchbox cars, balls, etc). All of the items got arranged on tables covered in pink/blue/or green table cloths. We grabbed a box, decided if we were packing for a boy or girl and went from table to table, starting with the essentials (soap, washcloth, pair of socks, toothbrush/paste and a little bible) and then added toys!
Zakkai LOVED it! He is our little helper and is always eager to jump in when asked. He packed 5 boxes up and before we knew it, with all of the families helping, all 250 boxes were packed! They asked for helpers to stay and re-check all the boxes to make sure the essentials were in each one (because with kids helping, you never know! We did find a couple boxes filled with only toys:) and Zakkai asked if we could stay and help. He ran back and forth carrying re-checked boxes to the tables. Such a sweet boy!!
(ignore the mess in the background!) I made Baby Anna a little mattress and pillow for her cradle today, which thrilled Eliana to pieces!
Doesn't she look cozy? Eliana tucked her thumb in her mouth and settled her baby in for a good nap:) She is easy to please, this girl!
Speaking of, we are on the hunt for a toddler belt for her since she all too often sports "plumber butt" these days, except when wearing leggings. We went to three different stores looking for a pink belt today, to no avail. She is so excited for her pink belt:) I think I am going to have to hunt online. It isn't always easy to find things for petite little girls!
And she is petite! She had her 3 year check-up last week and she is once again 3rd % for height and 25th for weight. I did the height predictor calculator for her yesterday and it has her only being 4 ft 11 inches tall!! I do hope she reaches at least 5 feet but we love her, teeny tiny and all:)
Tomorrow is a busy day, with a special Bible presentation for third-graders (Samuel) at our church and the Baptism of Baby C at his church. A special day!
Now I am off to end this fall day with the perfect and oh-so-wonderful treat of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Ice cream. Mmm.....