Favorite Words/Things to Say: Oh goodness. She can say just about anything these days. She likes to give check-ups like Doc McStuffins. She will tell you to take deep breath about 7x and then will tell you good job! She likes to sing the Doc McStuffins song while she checks your ears and eyes… lol. A few phrases she says all the time: Where are you, mom?; Come here for just a second.; Mama, is the baby sleeping in there?
Does anything scream fall more than pumpkin patches and apple picking? It’s funny what a difference one weekend can make! We went to our usual pumpkin patch, that we’ve gone to since Jason and I started dating, the last weekend of September. It was high-70s/low-80s, so it didn’t feel much like fall. This last weekend, the first of October, we went to a new pumpkin patch and then the apple orchard. It was mid-60s and it. was. perfect. AND we’ve found a new favorite pumpkin patch! There were lots of animals, tons of pumpkins AND it’s super close to the apple orchard. We’re lucky to live somewhere so close to so many fun things.
Knowing that we’ll have another baby joining us early next year, I decided I really, really wanted to try a backpack diaper bag! I ordered the JuJuBe B.F.F Diaper Bag because I’ve heard good things about it. The only negative feedback I read was it’s a little small — which I felt was a good challenge for me because we always end up with wayyyy too much in our diaper bag. Challenge Accepted.
I was super excited when Burt’s Bees Baby asked me to partner with them to show off their gorgeous fall collection. As I browsed through their fun prints, I couldn’t help but be excited for fall! The lace, stripes and wildflowers all remind me of a beautiful, crisp, cool fall day. Have a boy? Don’t worry! The camo, rugby stripes and heathered colors make them just as adorable as the girl pieces. This collection has me so, so ready for fall!
We had some new family pictures taken in May and they’re the best! They capture Blaire’s little personality perfectly. This stage of our life is so fun. Blaire has so much fun with her mom and dad. I’m loving this time when she thinks we are super cool! ;) We are lucky to have a photographer who is so amazing with children. She kept telling Blaire, “don’t laugh!” and, of course, Blaire would crack up laughing! She loved being the center of attention and was happy to run around for the camera… until she noticed the dandelions. Then she had to pick them all!
Sometimes, when mama doesn’t feel well, it means PJs, popcorn and Paw Patrol in bed at 5PM. And sometimes, your toddler, who you still consider to be your little baby, is just so, so adorable. And that makes you realize you don’t care how terrible you feel. You just have to take some pictures and capture these sweet, sweet moments. Tonight was one of those nights. I felt terrible all day, but had back-to-back meetings most of the day, so I had to tough it out. But, you bet the moment we got home, we changed into our PJs and jumped in bed with some popcorn.