By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Photo-A-Day #3478

    Around six pm tonight the sky got incredibly orange. I kept watching it out the window and seeing how it looked against the ever increasingly bare trees out back. I wanted to get out and get some photos so I asked Eva to come outside so I could take a few of her in the light. I really like this backlit one because of how the light hits her hair and give a sort of glowing effect.


  • Photo-A-Day #3477

    The leaves on our front tree are all but gone. It was past time to get out and do some raking. I fed Andrew lunch and then declared that we would be going out to rake the leaves. He was very excited to help. If only his ability matched his enthusiasm and willingness to help. It is rare when you can get both the excitement to help and the ability to do so in one kid. I know, I remember being a kid and having to rake leaves. I never liked it and still don’t as an adult, although it isn’t as bad as when I was a kid.

    I got both kids some small rakes because they always try and use the one that I am using. They are really just play tools and Andrew hasn’t figured out which side is up yet. His idea of raking was to walk through the piles while dragging his rake upside down. Then he abandoned it all together and started jumping in the pile.

    We weren’t doing too much serious raking anyway. I wanted to rake up some leaves for a set of novelty bags that I got at Big Lots. They were of a pumpkin, ghost and Frankenstein monster. They were plastic and cheap and very, very small. We filled up six bags, 3 of each kind, and called it a day.

    We started our day with breakfast out with Grandfather over at Morin’s. Andrew enjoyed eggs and hot dogs (Sausages). I did Eggs and bacon. We both had a nice time with Grandfather.


  • Photo-A-Day #3476

    I’ll tell you right now, I have no clue what Andrew is doing. During dinner he starts conducting an invisible symphony. Raising his head and arms to the sky while closing his eyes. I asked him what he was doing and he just turned and looked at me and laughed like crazy. It may have been breakfast for dinner, which he loves.

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  • Photo-A-Day #3475

    With today being Columbus Day and Allison and Eva free from school we made today a family day, at least part of it. I still had to get a little sleep after working last night. So, I slept till noon and then we headed over to Adams Farm. It is a nice little place and we hadn’t been since Eva’s field trip in Kindergarten. This early in the season the corn maze is still nice and mostly unbroken. The hay maze is a huge hit and the animals were out and about. We took a ride on the hayride also. The kids had a great time.

    We spent a couple hours there feeding the goats, running through the corn maze, enjoying popcorn and cider and taking photos. I took a bunch of really nice ones of the kids in the pumpkin patch like the one above. I also got this fun one of the whole family on the hayride.

    Family Photo on the Hayride