Saturday, October 27, 2018

Celebrate October!

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

I love October!
And I'm in love with this enchanting board book!

There's a lovely nip in the air, 
frequently a mist in the morning,
and sometimes a bit of sun too!
My view out the Starbucks window as I draft this post. 

Both of my children were born in October,
so it's a big birthday month in our family. 

This month our book club traveled to Victoria, BC
to celebrate our twentieth year together.
This trip deserves its own post (a future slice of life).

Our Sing with our Grandkids group met
with local musician, Nancy Stewart.
We kicked off the evening with songs 
(each of us with our own animal puppet), 
learned how to make a book with photos 
that we could sing with our grands
and were introduced to the app, Story Creator.

And of course, my grandsons continue to grow and 
talk and giggle and keep this Grandma so happy! 

Teddy read"Five Little Pumpkins" 
to us on a video. The best line was one added by him
when he saw the witches, "Get out of this book!" 

The highlight of Jack's month had to be the new driveway.
Nothing beats having a cement mixer at your own house.
He refused to leave the front yard while they were pouring concrete, and then we set up chairs in the garage
to watch the rest of the process before baking 
oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for our workers.

I almost forgot to mention the delightful time I had doing 
book talks with sixth and seventh graders at my former school.
Nothing is more fun than sharing books with fellow readers!

And every moment of this season
fills me with wonder and enchantment
at the gorgeous colors that surround me!


  1. I laughed when I read about the cement mixer and setting up chairs to watch it. Your October has been truly colorful like the beautiful leaves on the trees.

  2. You're right, the cement mixed is Jack's highlight of the week. Love that you're still doing booktalks at your school, and of course, love all the pictures! Happy October!

  3. I love the autumn colors of your photos. My favorite lines here: “Get out of this book!”and “Nothing beats a cement mixer at your own house.” I’m looking forward to hearing about the book club trip, too!

  4. Autumn is ablaze at your post, Ramona. I just had to capture your last tree photo and the 3 lines above it for my Abundant Autumn Gallery. Thanks.