We are thoroughly enjoying the "change of the Seasons" around here. More of a routine, the Summer clothes are officially out of the closets, it's still sunny enough to play in the yard most days, and the furnace has even kicked in a few times in our cozy home. Chantel celebrated her 6th birthday last week with a shopping trip with Oma, and a couple gifts from us. She was spoiled as they always are, and is very excited about her upcoming double birthday party with a school friend of hers. Alyssa also had her very first fieldtrip last week ~ to a pumpkin patch ~ which was a lot of fun.