If we could get a little less of moods 1 & 2 and get back to photo 3, that would be awesome 😂 It’s the week before the Ironman, and Edison has been sick since Tuesday. Praying for a germ-free bubble around Brian, and that we can still cheer him on and celebrate how far he’s come over the last year!
If you’ve ever wondered if you can watercolor a pumpkin - turns out you can! 🎃🖌I cant wait to set the Thanksgiving table 😊
Edison added his artistic influence to the chalkboard - it needed a pop of color 😊 I’m excited for Thanksgiving! First, because the Ironman will be over 😳And also because family is coming, and I plan to let other people make the turkey while I handle the decor. I’ve got ideas - as you’ll see in my Instagram stories. 🍂🍁
We did make it to the Apple Orchard! 😂 We were the only people there and they let us in for free, because we were the only ones crazy enough to brave 34 degrees with a wind chill of 21, and those winds were strong! We wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for my sister bringing us winter coats and gloves, and bringing her kids to brave the cold with us! . You know all those photos on Instagram of the family wearing coordinated outfits, standing in the pumpkin patch, with a caption that says something about “making memories”? I’ve wanted for two years to get that photo and make that post, and yet another year, it’s alluded me. 😂 . But I remembered something I once heard about wedding planning: “It’s the things that go wrong that make the best memories.” There’s a lot of truth to that! I think I’ll remember our day of freezing our butts off at the Apple Orchard better than an uneventful picture perfect pumpkin patch photo op. I’ll definitely remember the hot apple pie and cider we had afterwards! Warm food never tasted so good! 😊🍂🍁🍎
Shark sighting at the library open house 🦈 He loved pumpkin carving 🎃 Last night he was so excited every time someone came to the door, and watched at the door for more “friends” to come. Then he got brave enough to tell everyone “Alloween!” meaning “Happy Halloween!”
The weather was perfect for going to the Apple Orchard yesterday. Unfortunately, Edison was exhausted and slept in the gift shop the whole time his cousins played with the tractor bikes, tire mountain, and feeding the goats. We’ll try again tomorrow- hopefully pre-nap will work better and the weather will cooperate! I told my pregnant sister - this is one of the sanctifying lessons of motherhood - your plans will never work out the way you want them to! There will be fits, teething fevers, bad weather, blow outs, and naps that without fail disrupt the best-laid plans. It’s a reminder of just how little control we really have, and to enjoy the present. 🎃🍂🍁
More pumpkin photos of my pumpkin 🎃😊 We went from 93 degrees in AZ to cold and snow today in Iowa! It feels like real fall! 🍁🍂
#SupportCrew 🙌🏻 From Brian’s half-Ironman last weekend - an exciting day! Brian beat his previous time by an hour and a half, finishing in under 6 hours! I’m so proud 😊Next up is the FULL Ironman in a few weeks 😬😳 Edison’s got cheering down, so we’re ready!
Busy weekend! With family in town for Brian’s half Ironman, we went to the pumpkin patch Saturday. It was hot, and I wimped out on doing the corn maze, but we still had a good time! 🍁🍂🌽