After breakfast we drove to the farmer's market. It was one of the last weekends of the "summer" market, so we had to stock up. We bought ten (10!) bars of soap to last us the winter, and our usual purchases of meat from our favorite farmer, Bar 5. Then home for nap. Eliza slept from 10:30 to 1:30 (!), and I joined her for most of that time - it was amazing. I've decided that any perfect day includes a nap. :)
While hubby and Eliza watched some football, I meal planned and then went to the store to stock up on food for this week's meals. I've recently tried to be better about meal planning and it's saved me so much stress/hassle, time and money. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner! Ever since I withdrew from my Ph.D. program I've tried to become more productive/efficient at home and this is one of the ways that has made the most impact. I think we eat more healthfully overall, and we definitely eat out less (one of our achilles heels!).
Anyway, it was unseasonably warm here today, so when I came home, Andy and Eliza were in the backyard raking and cleaning up the yard. I joined them and it wasn't long before yard work was replaced by jumping in leaves, burying each other in leaves, leaf fights, and other fall-like shenanigans (like naked sand-box playing, apparently).
After dinner, it was bed time for the girl, so hubby took her upstairs for bath, teeth brushing and stories. It was a great day. Perhaps not the best blog fodder, but just something I wanted to write about here so that I'd remember it. We are so lucky to have each other. I love this family of mine.