I think Mother Nature must’ve heard me talking about her, because last weekend, we were blessed with two beautiful fall days. Potential rain was in the forecast, but it never came. We spent a good chunk of both days outside, mowing the lawn, hedge trimming, cleaning up the flower beds, spray painting Nora’s learning tower, raking leaves, removing a HUGE overgrown shrub from the side of our house… we certainly made the most of Nora’s naps.
And when she was awake with us? We had her outside with us, blowing bubbles, “helping” with leaves, and just generally having fun.
On Sunday after the Buffalo Bills managed to squeak out another (embarrassing) loss, we took off for the pumpkin patch to pick out this year’s pumpkins. We went to the same one as last year so we could take this photo:
… and compare it to last year:
OMG. My baby! (And wow, we had a much nicer day last year. Look at those vibrant colors thanks to the early morning, warm sunlight! This year looks so drab.) As you can see from this year’s photo, she wasn’t nearly as cooperative as last year. That one was the best we could do.
Nora’s favorite part was undoubtedly the animals. There were a couple of goats and a bunch of chickens. We made the mistake of letting her see these before actually heading over to the pumpkins, because once she saw them, she just wanted to stay with them.
We finally carried her over to the pumpkins and she kept saying, “gooooat!” Awesome.
But we managed to convince her that pumpkins were pretty cool, too. At least for a few minutes.
That’s her, trying to lift a pumpkin that’s half her size. I hope she didn’t pull any muscles in her back. ;)
We eventually picked out our four pumpkins, but not without taking two breaks to go back to look at the gooooooats. :)
Carving pumpkins is on next weekend’s agenda… along with a trial costume run to convince Nora that wearing a costumer is the best.thing.ever. (or so we hope).
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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