Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Life Lately

We have been some busy bees lately so, there is a lot to catch up on!

We'll start back in September!  At the beginning of the month we celebrated my brothers birthday & at the end of the month celebrated my Dad's birthday!  We enjoyed great dinners for both birthdays!

Yummy Mexican food for my brother's birthday!

& We enjoyed Lucille's for my Dad's birthday.  Bless him for picking such a great restaurant!

My Dad & Jack after dinner.... they have a pretty funny relationship - always playing!

We also had some very dear friends over for dinner one weekend.  I of course made Pumpkin Dip for the evening but, the best part was my little helper!  Jack was so interested in what I was doing & too often He is either starving or "we don't have time".  My heart may of skipped a few beats while enjoying this time with my precious little guy!

I mentioned here that I put together a Halloween Bag for Jack.  He has enjoyed using his new plate & utensils but, has really enjoyed his new glass!

I also added these two adorable shirts... insert all the heart eyes!

Most recently, Jack & I met up with my best friend Kimberly, her two daughters & her mom & grandma at the Dallas Arboretum.  It was right at an hour drive from our house & the entire time Jack desperately wanted to go to sleep but, never would.  From the moment we pulled up at the valet (because hello, solo parenting at the pumpkin patch! #worthit), got out the wagon & tried to put him in it... He. Was. In. A. Mood.  I should have asked Jesus then to take the wheel.

So, I carried Jack & pulled the wagon to meet up with Kimberly & the gang.  We first visited Pumpkin Village which is built completely out of pumpkins - super cool!  The girls enjoyed running around while Jack was mostly overwhelmed by the amount of people and clung to me majority of the time.

While in Pumpkin Village we took a photo opt in Cinderella's carriage.  Jack was clearly not thrilled about it & even more upset when I told him we had to get out of the carriage.  Oy!  Toddlers!  Unfortunately, our time at the arboretum went downhill from there with Jack screaming & crying.  I tried everything in my momma arsenal to help him & nothing worked.  I finally waved my white flag and headed for the car... which was the longest walk ever!  I'm pretty sure we were battling a few factors working against us - teething, tired and... being 1 1/2.  :)
I share these moments not for sympathy - although I heard a lot of it through the arboretum that morning, ha! - but, because this is real life, y'all!  Of course I wanted cute pictures at the pumpkin patch but, there were other plans laid out for us that day.  Life is not always the highlight reel our social media accounts make it out to be.

I'm not sure if I have ever been so glad to get home than that day.  Thankfully Jack rested for a bit & we seemed to have a better time the rest of the day.  Sunday was filled with meal planning, grocery shopping and football - a Cowboys win!!

Whew!  That's a broad life lately - we've been busy and not slowing down anytime soon.

Linking up with Jessi for What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Bucket List

It may not feel quite like Fall yet but, that doesn't mean I haven't been lusting for Fall since August!  Needless to say, I'm excited to bust out my Fall decorations this weekend & enjoy some crafts with my little guy!

I think we're good here!

Here's what is on my "bucket list" for Fall 2016!

- Visit a pumpkin patch
- Make a pumpkin pie
- Make an apple pie
- Carve/paint pumpkins
- Make a Halloween craft
- Make a Thanksgiving craft
- Get lost in a corn maze
- Take a hay ride
- Go to an outdoor concert
- Read Halloween & Thanksgiving books
- Print seasonal coloring pages for Jack
- Visit a local brewery
- Have a day of family, football & cooking-out

What is on your Fall bucket list?

Labor Day Weekend 2016

Ahh... 3 day weekends!  Extra long but, somehow go by just as fast as a 2 day weekend. Per usual we managed to cram as many activities into the weekend as possible!

On Friday after work my girlfriend Erin & I went to the Just Between Friends kids consignment sale. I've had great success at this sale before & did so again this time around!  Jack should be set for Fall/Winter almost but, let's be honest, I'm not done shopping for him. Ha!

Saturday morning we were up bright & early & on the road West to Graham. We went to Graham to visit Matt's parents, Matt to help his Dad & brother on house projects at his parents house & to visit friends & dove hunt.  Matt & his friend didn't have much luck hunting but, got to do some catching up. It's almost a sin to not hunt opening weekend of dove season so, I'm glad he got to get away for a bit.  Until Jack was acting like a crazy person after a short nap & then got eaten up with fire ants all over his legs   Poor guy... He has been a trooper about them ever since though.

Just before the ants attacked

On Monday I went out shopping for a few more work clothes & hit up a great deal at Target on shoes - Cartwheel had an extra 25% off all shoes!  Woo hoo!

Later that afternoon we went to visit friends who just recently had a sweet baby girl!  Jack wanted nothing to do with Kyler all evening & pretty much refused a picture with her. He will one day learn, girls aren't so bad! ;)

Whew!  Makes me tired just recapping our weekend!  But, as I'm soaking up every moment with my little family these days, I wouldn't trade any of the business that is this season of life!


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