Abby and Hopie time
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Abby and Hopie go to the beach.
On Saturday my granddaughter, Abigail, asked if she could come to her Hopie's house all by herself.
Of course, I said I would love that!
Her older brother, Verne, wanted to go to a friend's house and her younger sister, Natalie, is too young
to be away from mum for an overnighter.
So...it was me and Abigail for the weekend. She wanted to stay 2 nights!
I think she may have been slightly motivated by the need for some alone time
and Natalie's late night crying.
We cooked homemade cornmeal waffles together for breakfast.
When your grandmother is a Montessori teacher you learn to cut your waffles up by yourself.
You can see the concentration on her face. I didn't help at all!
Verne's first day of Kindergarten!
I drove up in the morning to watch him get on the bus!
He loves it!
On Monday morning Abigail and I drove back up to her house.
My daughter, Hannah, came over with delicious donuts and Bonnie made a breakfast of bacon, sausage,
and fried eggs.
Natalie put Verne's shoes on and tried to follow him out the door into the back yard!
As a teacher I always love this time of year!
I also love this illustrator, Trina Schart-Hyman.
I also love this magazine for children.
Is it cooling off where you live?
It is here in New England!
Abby and I bought pumpkins at the farmer's market.
I have a stack of books to read this Autumn.
I prefer to read in the evenings rather than watching the television most nights.
I love it when it gets dark early and I can cozy up on the couch with a fire in the woodstove,
a nice warm blanket, and a good book.
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