Breakfast Surprise

We really enjoyed our family time after Tom came back from Thailand. Saturday we planned a little surprise outing for the kids. We packed a picnic, woke them up, and took our warmly bundled sleepy heads to a topiary garden downtown for breakfast (chosen for it’s proximity to surprise #2). We enjoyed some egg burritos by a pond and then walked over to the main branch of the downtown library where we were all in book heaven for a few hours. On our way home, we stopped by a farmer’s market to visit Eliza’s new school friend Muji who’s parents own an art gallery and restaurant there.  We bought our first tiny pumpkin of the season and Silas fell completely in love. He insisted on carrying it and started praying for his very own pumpkin.  We are soaking up fall and really enjoying our first year of SEASONS!


The first day that really felt like fall.


The topiary scene was based on the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Bit of a stretch but a nice try. 🙂

DSC_0031My tortillas always look like nations instead of circles. 

We liked the motto carved into the doorway and steps: “My treasures arewithin. Open to all”


Castle reading. DSC_0053 DSC_0057


And a little Saturday afternoon football.


3 thoughts on “Breakfast Surprise

  1. Anita says:

    love the statement about the tortillas! so true for me too! I love reading about the fun surprises you do with your kids–keeps life exciting for them, I’m sure!

  2. Delores Mast says:

    you are making sweet memories! love it!

  3. Dietrich says:

    I love your nation tortillas, don’t change them! Sounds like a grand autumnal celebration. Can’t wait to see you this weekend

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