Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Boys of Fall

Fall fun

 Earlier this week we went with some of our homeschool friends to a performance of Peter and the Wolf put on by the Blue Ridge Orchestra, held at the University of North Carolina Asheville. The performance consisted of the orchestra and a narration of a shadow puppet play. The conductor introduced the children to the individual instruments and their families, then led the performance. The children really enjoyed it.
The narrator on the left, by the harp
 After the performance we showed our friends around the college campus, since we used to live nearby. Then we went to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic and hike.
labyrinth at the college

play sculpture

fountain at the Botanical Gardens

The big beautiful silver maple at the Botanical Gardens
Yesterday, we invited our friends over for a Nerf war/bonfire/sleepover party to celebrate J's birthday, since he was sick on his actual birthday. The weather was nice; we had thought we might get rained out. The boys (13 of them!) ran around the farm playing and enjoying hanging out. Good times!

Holding down the fort
Weiner roast
We're so blessed to have such wonderful friends to share our lives with. Love them all! xo


  1. It does look like a very nice life!

    1. Thanks, dear. Yours looks like quite a nice life, too :)

  2. what a wonderful time you had!
    asheville still seems to pull at me...maybe one day
    xo, j

    1. Yes, it was a wonderful day. We love going to Asheville for outings. I look forward to a day we can show around :)

  3. such happy joyus photos : )

    the lovliest magazine parcel arrived here today sweet jenny,
    thank you so so much! made me very happy : )))


    1. Thanks. I'm so glad it arrived and you are enjoying it :) love and light to you, dear.