The Pontow Family Blog

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall is here....

WOW! Where did the September go? It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of October. Just around the corner the kids will be trick or treating and then we will be at Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Holy cow!!I just love Fall. It truly is my favorite time of year. Maybe it is because it is when I got married or maybe it is because I love when the trees go from green to such amazing colors of red and orange. And I love the sound of walking thru the leaves. And then there is the fun of decorating for Fall with pumpkins and mums and ornamental kale.

Every fall we take my Dad to a White Sox game. It has always been our thing to do with him for Grandparent's day. Plus we always hope to have cool weather for the game. Most of the time this does not happen. But, this year we truly lucked out with a perfect night for the game. And the fun of it was we go to go with the Trinity Irish Dancers this year. And it was really a family affair. My mom and even Ally got to attend the game. This game was the halfway mark to St. Patrick's Day and so on this day the Chicago White Sox wear green uniforms to celebrate the Irish. How much better can it be???

We got to see some fireworks go right over us because of the White Sox making home runs. That was so exciting to the kids to see. Of course we never make it thru the whole game, but that's ok. We know going in we won't make it and to be honest we get home much faster because there is less traffic from the South side to the Northwest Suburbs.
To me this event is something that I cherish every year. And I know that our kids truly treasure the time they get to spend with Nama and Papa whether it is in person or on the phone. I would be lost without my parents and so am glad we get to do this kind of stuff with them.

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