It has been way too long since we had a weekend with nothing to do, no weddings, no birthday parties, & absolutely no where that we had to be. Those are some of our favorites! We started Saturday with the best trip to the pumpkin patch, Waverly could not have loved the pumpkins more & kept sitting on them while saying “cheese!!”. Maybe my dream come true?! I’m so excited to share pictures later this week, I felt a morning that memorable deserves a post all of its own. 🙂
We also watched the Alabama game (& made this dip, so delicious!), roll tide!! My parents are big Bama fans, which means so am I along with my brothers & sister, followed now with Waverly Maye. The circle of life. 😉 My brother recently taught Waverly to say “rooooooooooll tide”, now she says it every time he calls & it’s the cutest thing ever. Except when she did it last week when he called in a depression five minutes after they were beat by Ole Miss. She was the only Bama fan still excited in the country, you have to love her for keeping our spirits up!!
On Sunday, we finally got to take advantage of our backyard! It’s been about three months since we have been able to go back there, first we were banned while my husband put up our new fence & then we had to wait until the weather was right to put the grass in. My dad seeded at the beginning of September & now it’s finally ready for us, we are thrilled!
To celebrate, we pulled out all the stops, including Waverly’s jeep my dad got for her a while back. Her legs aren’t yet long enough to reach the pedals so my husband had to use a shovel while pushing from behind. It was all fun & games until my husband got extra excited to live his lifelong dreams with off-roading our kid up the tree.
We also roasted marshmallows, so much fun for this time of year. Waverly watched as the fire was started & then as soon she she saw the first flames, started singing “happy birthday!”. Love her & her love of celebrations way too much.
And just like that, it’s Monday … Happy week ahead!
Happy Monday, hope you guys had the best weekend! We have been on quite the sweet kick lately, I’m sure it has something to do with welcoming back fall food, yet also, sweets are just our thing. Like if we could just skip right over the dinner part of meals & go right to the desserts, we would be all for it. 😉 Waverly LOVES to help me bake right now, it is definitely one of my favorite things for us to do together & it makes my mama heart so happy.
Over the weekend, we celebrated welcoming October with the best fall breakfast ever, pumpkin pancakes. We get the mix from Trader Joes, it is delicious & easy, both things we love when it comes to food. I know there are a million pumpkin pancake recipes on Pinterest, but who has time for that once you have kids?! This is totally the way to go.
And second to only food, our other love, fashion!! 🙂 My mom got Waverly Maye this peach sweater last spring but it was little big. I put it on her the other day & am obsessed with this color mixed in with the other neutrals of fall! Sometimes we tend to go too much with nude tones but I still love a pop of color this season too, especially for the little ones. How cute would the sweater be paired with this hunter green vest when it actually is cold enough?!
Also, what about those moccasins?!! SUCH a fun shoe, & Waverly loves them since they are super comfortable, we definitely recommend! 🙂 Have a happy week!
TGIF, everyone!! We are so ready for this first weekend of October, mostly because Waverly Maye & I have a date for Sesame Street Live on Sunday! You guys, I really think she is going to go crazy for this one, I cannot wait to see her little face when she sees all her “friends” in full-size & real life. As usual though, only time will tell, something this big can really go either way. 😉
We also have a wedding on Saturday, my parents are keeping Waverly overnight again since it’s late & a little bit of a drive. We will definitely miss her but I’m really looking forward to a date night with the hubs PLUS sleeping in past Waverly’s wake-up time of between 5-6. Which probably means we will sleep until 8 & will totally feel like new people because of it. You relate, right?!
Before all the fun begins, I thought I would share a few pictures from last weekend! We had such a great one, the weather was perfection & we spent pretty much all of our time outside. I got Waverly this radio flyer when she was just born for Christmas, it has been the best present to grow with her. She used to sit in it while we rolled her & then learned to walk while pushing it. Now, she runs with it while collecting random rocks & pinecones, then waving to every single car that drives by.
Have I mentioned how much fun this age is?! 😉 We still totally have our moments, but Waverly’s sassy, silly, energetic little personality is just too much these days. It doesn’t take much to make her laugh (through her whole entire body), I just couldn’t love her more if I tried.
We also went to my nephew’s birthday party, an art show down at the beach, & rounded out our weekend with dinner with my husband’s side of the family. So much fun, can’t wait to do it all over again over the next couple of days! 🙂
Happy Friday, enjoy it!
This Friday is a good one, I’m so excited to relax after a week back at work & to do it with one extra day thrown in! Also, today we celebrate my 31st birthday. 🙂 It’s not nearly as exciting of a celebration that Waverly’s was a few weeks ago, but alas, we will celebrate. Because we love to do just that.
Seeing that I already went through the whole milestone birthday last year, this one feels way less special & comes with way less pressure. I like that. Honestly, & I know this is cliche, the older I get the less important the “number” becomes. I remember thinking that thirty(one) sounded really, really old & there are definitely times that I have a complete reality check on my age (like when I am watching reality tv & every single person is at least five years younger than me, most more than that). Yet most of the time, I love this age I am at, I love how much more life experience I have, & therefore how much less I care about the little things that don’t matter. And of course, most of all, I love that I get to have Waverly Maye as my birthay present year after year.
Tonight, I will celebrate in true thirty-year old fashion, with dinner at the Mexican restaurant with a few friends & family. We have a wedding tomorrow so I really hated the idea of leaving Waverly two nights in a row & also, not celebrating with her. So ultimately, the kid-friendly plan won out & I couldn’t be happier about it. 🙂
Since this weekend also marks Labor Day, we have accepted the fact that it’s now time to say good-bye to summer & hello to fall. It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling, we really are excited for the months to come but this summer babe is going to have some serious water withdrawal. We will forever remember this summer as one of our best ever, the one in which (among many other things), Waverly basically learned to swim, count to fifteen, fell in love with her babies, & also, that the sun turned her red hair strawberry-blonde. 😉 It’s crazy how many people have stopped to ask me where she gets her blonde hair from lately, I’m so anxious to see if it goes back red this fall & winter!
We are wishing you all the best holiday weekend, enjoy these last summer moments with those you love! XOXO