The first weekend of October was GORGEOUS here! The sun was shining and the temps were in the 50's and 60's. Absolutely beautiful. It was a perfect weekend to be enjoying eachother's company OUTSIDE! I let the kids spend an hour both mornings on the computer and watching tv while I did what I needed to around the apartment, but after that WE WERE OUTSIDE!
Saturday was spent all day at the pumpking patch with friends (more on that later). And, Sunday was spent just the three of us, enjoying eachother ... and enjoying the outdoors.
Sunday morning the kids and I met up with several ladies that I'm coaching throught the local rec program and their families (no pic - sorry!). The kids joined us on their bikes as we ran their longest run to date on a local path. The kids had fun meeting everyone .... and of course they got to enjoy the local park afterwards. It was a win-win for all of us.
I did some quick research online and found a small apple orchard outside of Cottage Grove, WI (HERE). Door Creek Orchard had just enough to keep us busy for an hour or so (about as long as my kids attention span will last while picking apples!). We explored the lower and the upper orchards, visited the farm animals and took in the country BEAUTIFUL scenery (WOW!).
And, tonight after an eight hour day at work and school, being a single parent training for another half marathon .... I still had to run tonight. And, you know what?!?! They happily agreed to go on a four mile family fun run with me around the neighborhood. No whining ... no questioning me ... just miles of smiles!!!!