Autumn that is, Autumn is in the air.
I noticed several weeks ago that the leaves were starting to change. They started very early this year because of the drought. Now they are really going. Oranges and reds lace the neighborhoods and when DH mowed the lawn this morning, likely for the last time this summer, he was chopping up quite a few brown leaves from our birch trees. We stood out on the porch and watched him mow. As once before, Benjamin was totally fascinated by it!
Fall means football. My fantasy football team is not going great yet but I think it could pick up. One of my problems is not knowing who to play. On my primary team I have Aaron Rodgers and RGIII, as well as way to many Wide Receivers, so its a guessing game who will perform. In terms of real football, well we have been watching a lot, as much as you can without cable plus some, as last weekend we went to my parents house to watch the OSU game. My dad has labelled Benjamin a football orphan. He has probably had more exposure to television (in terms of actually being allowed to watch/look at it) in the last two weekends than he has had in the rest of his life added up. He has adorable OSU and Vikings gear to wear that I expect to have him in pretty much every weekend - I want to get our money out of it!
Fall also means apples. My parents had a bumper crop of apples from their few trees this year, and borrowed a cider press. Delicious.
Fall also means cooler temperatures. We have broken out Benjamin's 12 month wardrobe, which is also his fall/winter wardrobe - long pants, long sleeves. Whole new kinds of adorableness.
Benjamin is doing well. He is changing and learning so fast now. His babbling is really taking off with new letter arriving all the time, most recently additions being D and L. I await the coveted "M" for mama most anxiously. LOL. He has two bottom teeth now, and I think maybe more are on the way given his oral fixation today. He kneels, crawls, pulls up like a champ. He even occasionally lets go and stands for a second before grabbing something else or falling on his butt. He also eats like a champ, you should have seen him digging into the pizza last night! Just chomping away. Must like olives and pineapple :)