Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Pictures

After many super busy weekends, it was nice to have one where we weren't running around nonstop.  However, once you have a house, you know that there is never a weekend with nothing to do.  We stayed pretty busy tackling our never ending to-do list!  

Friday afternoon, Noah and I went apple picking with our MOMS Club.  One of the mom's family owns a farm in town, so we were able to have a private apple picking session ;)   Before heading home, we stopped by my parents' house.  That's where I discovered that Noah had some pretty bad diaper rash (first time ever!).  It made for a pretty unhappy boy... playing in the sink seemed to make him happy at least!  We got Chinese food for dinner and Chris met us there after work.  

Normally, we have swim class on Saturday mornings.  But because of said diaper rash, we thought it would be best to avoid the chlorine.  Instead, we went to a town event that had been rained out last weekend.  It was held in a strip mall right around the corner from our neighborhood.  All the vendors were out giving out little treats and they even had a DJ, petting zoo, and balloon animals! 

Dunkin Donuts gave out full Boston Creme Donuts!  Noah like it until he got to the cream... I was the lucky one who got to finish it!

^^^ It's supposed to be a dog ;)

On Sunday, we met up with my friend, Kristen, to have some family pictures taken.  We hope to use one on our Christmas card and also wanted to get some of Noah for his 2nd Birthday!  It was a little windier and colder than I would have liked, but I still think it went well.  I can't wait to see how they turned out. 

Sunday afternoon, Chris worked around the house and ran some errands and I planned out a gallery wall on the stairs.  

Noah grilled despite the cold while Chris swept the leaves off the deck.  

We then had some spaghetti for dinner.  Though Noah decided he'd rather just eat the shredded cheese!

Was your weekend filled with real plans or a bunch of random stuff like ours?

Friday, October 17, 2014

5 on Friday

Another week has passed.  Thankfully it was a 4 day week for us and Chris didn't have to work late.  Most of our play dates with friends were cancelled because of colds, but we still had fun.  Here's to a fun weekend!


Noah got his haircut on Monday.  We kept it a little longer this time and did more of a little boy's haircut rather than a buzz.  We were ready for a screaming Noah, so we had him sit on my lap, brought bubbles & Elmo, and had some mini M&Ms ready for him.  Shockingly, he didn't cry at all this visit!  We were so proud of him!


I started reading "Where'd You Go Bernadette" this week.  I'm really liking it so far.  Have you read it and did you like it?  


Since Noah is now obsessed with Elmo, we bought him an Elmo cup.  I think he (and Elmo) approves!


This weekend we will be taking some family pictures.  Here's what we will all be wearing.  I still haven't decided whether to wear the tan ankle boots or go with black leather riding boots... what do you think would look better?


Yesterday, was my older brother's birthday.  Happy Birthday David!

from my wedding day - 8.28.10

I'm linking up with The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday"

I'm also linking up with DarciAprilChristina and Natasha's blogs for their Five on Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Raking Leaves!

Chris has been looking forward to raking leaves with Noah for a while!  I know I envisioned doing certain things with Noah once we got our own house and yard, and apparently this was one of Chris'! He bought Noah his own little rake and this weekend they got to work!  Noah tried to "help" but he ended up raking leaves out of the pile instead of into the pile.  Chris joked around and taught Noah a new word... counterproductive!

Raking leaves would not be complete until you play in the pile of leaves!  Chris had fun throwing Noah into the pile.  Noah had fun covering Chris in leaves.  Fun was had by all!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's The Little Things | Pumpkin Patch

Get ready for a lot of pictures, because this weekend, we took Noah to the pumpkin patch at a local farm.  We went Sunday afternoon when Noah woke up from his nap.  Originally we planned to go Monday, but were worried because the forecast called for rain.  Sunday was beautiful, but man was the farm PACKED!  We lucked out and got good parking, but we had to stand in a few lines.  We went on a hayride around the farm that ended in a pumpkin patch.  With the cost of the hayride, we each got a pumpkin for free.  We also had a ticket to do the pumpkin slingshot, but the line was way too long!  Instead, we took some pictures with the big pumpkins in the store part and bought some little pumpkins and donuts.  

On Monday, Chris was off from work and the rain was holding off, so we headed back to the farm.  Chris really wanted to do the pumpkin slingshot with Noah, and I'm so glad we did it on the Monday instead.  There was no line and we were able to do it many times!  On Monday, my mom and Tyler came with us.  Tyler was here visiting Luke and while Luke had to go to work, Tyler's flight wasn't until the evening.  Tyler was really good at the slingshot!  We then got some corn and bought some more pumpkins, donuts, and my mom picked up a pie :)

While we had a fun weekend at the farm, a local family did not.  At another farm, Alstede Farms, there was a horrible accident.  The specifics have not been released yet, but a mother and child (and two other adults) were hit by a shuttle bus on the farm's property.  The 2 1/2 year old little girl died and the mother was rushed to the hospital for surgery and has a broken leg.  The other two adults were also injured.  My heart breaks for this family as I can't imagine losing Noah in such a horrible way.  We were just at this farm last week with some of my moms friends.  Noah's friends are 2 1/2 so it really hits home.  We all need to be super careful when out in super crowded places with our kids... a fun day can turn tragic so quickly.  Hold your kids just a little tighter!

Make sure to stop by Jess and Ashley's blogs for the link up!