This past weekend was the first seasonable weather we have had yet (plus it didn’t rain!), so we got into all sorts of fun fall stuff. We took a cousin trip to the pumpkin patch, had Avalon’s first & second hayride, visited a farm to pet baby pigs and run through a corn maze, and ate pumpkin pancakes made by daddy. We stayed up too late watching Alabama football, yet thankfully won!, and paid for it when Avalon had a record-breaking night of restless sleep. We made this soup
– so good, try it! – and took a little day trip to an outdoor art show for some inspiration (the hubs, trying to get him to enter!) and face-painting action for the toddler girl.
And now, Tuesday. It’s my week to pick up & take Waverly Maye to school, #sendhelp. She has her first field trip today and I’m hoping that the excitement from that will help cut down at least half the dramatic show of tears we usually get on the way in. Seriously, I think she could win an academy award for her performance, especially during the last moments when she grabs my face and kisses me with the bucket tears & snot running down hers, then turns to do the same to Avalon and says “Just ONE last kiss”, like she is going on the Titanic and we will never reunite again. For the record, she does the same thing at both dance and preschool lately and BOTH of her teachers say that the minute I turn my head and we walk out, she is 100% fine, smiling & laughing with her little friends. 🙂
Hope you all had the most lovely weekend!
PS – For those who asked about the sticker chart we are using for Waverly, it is this one. We love Melissa & Doug toys in general, so this seemed like a great option, I thought about making one but you know, time. It has standard chores on it, some of which we use, but we really love the behaviors, especially listening, no yelling, and picking up toys. Three of the things we are really focusing on right now as they aren’t always strengths for our sweet girl. 😉 I wasn’t sure how much she would really care about it, but she has really taken ownership and loves to look at it each night. Plus sometimes, during miracle moments, she will be in full meltdown mode & will come out of it just by us mentioning her losing a sticker. I am the farthest thing from a discipline expert, we have lots of trial & error, yet we just try our best and hope we are raising our girls right! I would love to hear other tips if you have them!