Monday was the first day of autumn, and we celebrated in due fashion with the B. family (well, Mama B and the Little B's). We were going to start the day with a nice peaceful nature walk, but got sidetracked by construction (of course!) Papa D has been working on a drainage ditch to direct water away from our house (our basement used to have a river running through it, hence all the mold problems!) and as soon as the kids arrived, mad digging ensued for about an hour. Currently our front yard boasts a ditch, a pile of sand, and a ton of gravel, not to mention a handful of shovels. Yup. Kid heaven. So after much hard work and a hearty lunch, we set off on our romantic autumnal adventure into the woods. We had a wonderful time, with many treasures collected, and only a few tantrums and one poopy diaper.