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The Sweet Life

There is so much to say this time that I don’t quite know where start. So let’s go for a bullet format to summarize October in my household!

I’d never been to a pumpkin patch until I had children.  Isn't that crazy? Not growing up in this country and only moving here in high school probably had a lot to do with it.  How things have changed!  I've been to three already and the season is not yet over. After the sticker shock from the last couple of years, I jumped when I saw a one-day special for Belvedere farms, $61 for a family of four...what a deal!  Of course we've only been once but once is all we needed to feel like it was worth buying.  In addition, both of my children visited pumpkin patches with their respective classes.  My husband fredparentfallaccompanied my son to Cows 'N' (that just irritates me, you know, the 'N' Corn, how hard is it to add two letters and just spell it correctly? I don't even like writing it that way!) and I took my daughter to Clark's Farm.

RISHI AND KINDERGARTEN: I've been volunteering in my son's class every week to get a sense of his progress.   On my first day of volunteering, there was a tornado warning so the kids had to assume positions in the hallway.  It was brutal watching them in a face down fetal position for 25 minutes.  If you get on the ground in that position, you'll see what I mean.  I took the picture to show my tornadowarning copyhusband but since you cannot see any of the kids, I'll share it with you too. The tornado messed up the schedule for the entire day so lunch was rushed and it was my first time eating in the cafeteria with my son.  They ended up with only 15 minutes, forcing themselves to eat fast.

I kissed him good-bye and left the cafeteria only to get a call ten minutes later saying he threw up at school.  Eating a grilled cheese in five minutes will do that to you.  I went back to pick him and thought maybe volunteering is not such a great idea.  Fortunately, I've been again since that crazy day and it's been better. 
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The day is still long for Rishi. Really long, (bus leaves at 8:15 and returns at 4:30) so we usually pick him from school but he likes to ride the bus in the morning even though it means he gets there 30 minutes before school begins. The results are mixed at best but overall he is doing much better than before (  He has mentioned a best friend, usually a different one every couple of weeks.  Unfortunately those best friends have no idea that they hold that standing in Rishi's esteem (I realized that when I started spending time in the classroom and at lunch). Hence he moves on to the next best friend...they exist but they are imaginary if you know what I mean?  

BACK ON THE HOMEFRONT: My kids love fall and they have been busy painting pumpkins, helping me bake cookies and cakes, playing outside and riding bikes.  We visit a neighbor to toast s'mores on his fire pit and harvest vegetables from our garden.  They are planning their Halloween costume: she wants to be a bumblebee, he an entomologist (they study bugs in case you didn't know ;) Fall is in the air and we are enjoying every minute of it…I hope you are too!



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About Ameeta

Moms of the world...we're in the kitchen all the time so why not make it fun...RIGHT?! After working in the field of higher education for over a decade, I decided to stay home. Being here is wonderful (sometimes!). BUT, I love the invaluable (read crazy but good) moments with my children. One thing I miss about work is having a creative outlet. Decorating cakes and cookies gives me that focus for my creativity. It's therapeutic to work on cakes, cookies and the like. As you will understand, with two young children, lots of therapy is necessary! Hence I've been baking more and more....and in my blog I'll be sharing my culinary adventures with you with a side serving of raising my two kids! For pictures and information about my confections, please visit my site at



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If Pouches' experience at History Camp is any indication, your son or daughter will enjoy joining Washington Heritage Museums and the George Washington Foundation for History Camp in Fredericksburg. The week-long day camp will be held June 25-29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day.

Young historians discover American history with hands-on experiences as they walk in the footsteps where the history of Fredericksburg, and a budding America, was created. The camp complements the history taught in classrooms with activities such as soap making, code breaking, colonial crafts, penmanship and much more.


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