Fall Weekends in Skaneateles

This is a glimpse into my life with Lee and Charlotte over the past few weeks. We celebrated fall's arrival by raking leaves, carving pumpkins & trick-or-treating. On lousy weather weekends we go swimming as a family, Charlotte and I go to the Skaneateles YMCA a lot during the week to get our swim on. I am trying to get her into any sport but ice hockey--I freeze in rinks with my southern blood!

 Girl in a close up shot at Skaneateles

Girl in a close up shot at Skaneateles

 Girl in swimsuit trying to reach for something at Skaneateles

Girl in swimsuit trying to reach for something at Skaneateles

 Girl having fun with a ball in the pool at Skaneateles

Girl having fun with a ball in the pool at Skaneateles

 Overhead shot of girl and her father playing in the pool at Skaneateles

Overhead shot of girl and her father playing in the pool at Skaneateles

 Beautiful close up shot of girl looking at something at Skaneateles

Beautiful close up shot of girl looking at something at Skaneateles

 Girl covered with leaves except for her face at Skaneateles

Girl covered with leaves except for her face at Skaneateles

 Girl reaching out to the camera at Skaneateles

Girl reaching out to the camera at Skaneateles

 Girl playing with the leaves in the yard at Skaneateles

Girl playing with the leaves in the yard at Skaneateles

 Girl laughing in the yard in front of her home at Skaneateles

Girl laughing in the yard in front of her home at Skaneateles

Charlotte picked out the patterns and I did the carving...

 Carved pumpkins ready for Halloween at Skaneateles

Carved pumpkins ready for Halloween at Skaneateles

Charlotte had to be something purple for Trick-or-Treating but when Halloween rolled around she nearly refused to put her costume on because all of a sudden she wanted to be a black cat, 2-year-olds are exhausting!

 Girl in Halloween costume sitting on the porch with her father at Skaneateles

Girl in Halloween costume sitting on the porch with her father at Skaneateles

Protecting her stash from daddy...

 Girl hiding her Halloween goodies at Skaneateles

Girl hiding her Halloween goodies at Skaneateles

 Girl opening a drawer full of Halloween candies at Skaneateles

Girl opening a drawer full of Halloween candies at Skaneateles

Full size...yeahhhhhhh we know the best spots in town!

 Girl closely examines her Halloween goodies at Skaneateles

Girl closely examines her Halloween goodies at Skaneateles