item 1: leaves. While running errands, we happened across a house with the largest collection of leaves that I've ever seen. It reminded me of the Whomping Willow from the Harry Potter movies, where it shakes all its leaves off at once. The fact that the car was covered in leaves (you couldn't see the windshield) added to the impression they all fell at the same time.
item 2: fall play. I drove home to surprise my family and watch Caleb in the annual fall play. Ian couldn't make it, sadly, as he had too much studio to work on over the weekend. The look on my mom's face seeing me walk in the house, and the sound in my dad's voice when I answered the phone were both priceless, and I'm glad I didn't miss Caleb's stellar performance! He played the town mortician, Mort Ripley.
item 3: art. I feel I succeeded at my first attempt at a folded-book sculpture. Items such as these created by official artists sold for around $500 at the Philadelphia Anthropologie.
item 4: Ian's comb over. So Ian was in dire need of a haircut before his yearbook picture, and he decided make the best of the situation by doing a comb over an cheesy smiles for the picture. I mean, our kids are going to laugh at it anyway, right? So the night before, he practiced his hair and smile.
So there you have it. Things that made me smile this fall. This catches me up through November. But wait! There's more! Next up is our first married Christmas season. Stay tuned!