finally coming out of the back to school craziness to give you an update on our comings and goings. Â What have we been up to?
Apple picking and let me tell you, that first batch were some seriously good eats!Â They lasted just over a week and I had to stop for more.Â This is one tradition that I love because it sees us outside in the fresh air spending time together and smiling.
We participated in Markham Fair again this year and were rewarded with a absolutely perfect fall day….I mean, it felt like summer.Â It was nice enough to sit outside and enjoy the kites being flown in the field across the way and the action of the rodeo.Â How did we do?Â Well, both girls ended up winning their age division for baking.Â In fact, Elspeth has already spent all of her winnings on a Hatchimal while Katrine is saving hers up until she finds just the right purchase.Â Elspeth also entered a apron that she made with my mom and it took first prize for under 18 as well as a special award for youth sewing.
We also marked the Moon Festival with wayyyÂ to many Moon Cakes.Â The girls would eat them for breakfast if I would let them.Â Of course, Elspeth is back to Brownies and already on her way to reaching her goal of Cookie All StarÂ (thanks to all those who helped by buying a box of cookies).Â One of the activities that the girls do is bring home a Brownie doll to spend the week with them and journal about.Â Well, this week Brooke got to celebrate the Moon Festival with Elspeth.