We finished off Jake’s birthday and moved right into full swing fall!  We’ve already battled our first colds, but now every one is better and ready for cooler weather. Here’s Jake playing with one of his birthday toys. He loves this batman cave and it is played with by all the boys in the house! Brock got his cast off his leg and is glad to be able to move a little easier. He still has a week or so to get his strength back, but he’ll be back to his old self in no time! We’ve been busy, I’ve been spending long nights going through stuff to sale in our garage sale and to sell in the kid’s consignment sale. But now we are gearing up for our next adventures. Some travel time is in our future!

Now that we are pretty comfortable in our homeschooling routine, next week we get to venture out and take some field trips. First up, the Pumpkin Patch to see the pumpkins, then the Breadwagon bakery where they grind their own flour, then lastly, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge to experience the monarch butterfly migration.  These should both be educational and a good diversion from our normal days. They just all happened to fall on the same week!   After that, we have our family vacation planned the next week and we’ll be visiting Disney World! Cole doesn’t know what’s going on, but the other boys are excited about going to see Mickey’s house at Magic Kingdom and the cool rides at Universal. It will be a whole different experience with out the heat to deal with. Hopefully great weather!

Now that things have calmed down a bit, I got a chance to try out this gluten free recipe for Peanut Butter Kiss cookies. They are awesome and taste like a big Reece cup! I thought they were the cutest things too. These guys won’t last long around here. I guess I ‘ll have to make more!


1 Cup smooth Peanut butter (I prefer natural)

1 Cup sugar (you could substitute Stevia if needed)

1 large egg

25-30 Hershey’s kisses unwrapped

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix these ingredients together and make about 25-30 small dough balls. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place balls 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 mins.

Unwrap kisses while you are waiting on cookies to bake. Remove cookies from oven and immediately press kisses into dough. Cool slightly then transfer cookies to cooling rack. Once completely cool, Kisses will stick to the cookies just like that!

Then put them on a platter and gleam over how cute and easy they are before they are all gone!