Fall has always been my most favorite time of year! I love that it represents a new school year, it's my birthday, it's Javi's birthday, the weather gets cooler (sometimes), I get to start wearing scarves and boots (not yet this year...), there are so many fun outdoor activities during Fall.... but the number one reason I love Fall is because new seasons of shows start! I get really into it. Here's what I plan to watch: Monday: The Big Bang Theory - I sort of can't believe it's been 10 seasons of this show! But I still love it and at this point, need to see it until the end. Plus I want to know if Amy says "yes"! Young Sheldon - We watched this the other night and it was cute! I like that Jim Parsons narrates the show and … [Read more...] about What I’m Watching.
When Sean and I first started looking for a house, back in 2013, I wanted a very specific style of house: a white one, with black shutters and a red door. I was told over and over again that I was being too specific but the very first house we found was a white house, with black shutters and red door and it was the house we bought. But it's been a few years and this 1950s house was looking a bit tattered and torn. (We're still trying to wrap our heads around this whole homeownership thing.) We were told when we moved in that we'd need a new roof right away -- well, it turned out to be okay for the last 4 years but it was definitely time to improve. The bushes out front were becoming unruly, no matter how we tried to tame them and the … [Read more...] about House: Blue is the new white.
Today is Javi's birthday! Last night, I shared his second birthday letter (from me) on the blog but today I wanted to share a bit about his birthday party! You never know how the days will go with a toddler so we decided to have his birthday party from 4-6 on a Saturday afternoon. We originally wanted to have a "Taco Twosday" party for him but ultimately decided on Mickey Mouse when the party store had nothing decorative for taco twosday but tons for Mickey! It was the right choice. We put up the few decorations we got during his nap (though he didn't nap... isn't that always the way on busy days?!) so when he came back down stairs and saw everything he was in awe and so excited! He loved the Mickey banner and balloons, all the plates … [Read more...] about Second birthday party.
Javi, Tomorrow's your second birthday. :) We've come a long way from those sleepless, weeping (me... not you) infant days but most of the time I still consider you my baby. Unless I want you to be doing something. And then I tell you, you're big. It's confusing, I know. :) Time is just moving. And you are growing. You started school two weeks ago and every day you come home with a new word. Your most recent sentences have been "mama's white car", "mama's room", "door locked" and "dat me" (while pointing at your own picture). You love school! And I'm so happy about it. We were nervous about the change between daycare and school, the longer days and the further commute. But you've been so strong about it all. Most of the time I fall … [Read more...] about Letter three.
Last month, as we were driving home from Florida we took time to make a list of all the fall activities we wanted to complete and we even went as far as to put these activities into our joint calendar. ha! One thing we knew we wanted to do was visit a pumpkin patch! Last year when we went to the pumpkin patch in mid-October there weren't any pumpkins left! I looked up the best time to go pumpkin picking... and turns out mid-September is perfect! Who knew?! I can't guarantee the pumpkins won't rot before Halloween but we shall see! We thought we'd take out Javi's radio flyer wagon for the first time! It seemed like a good vessel for the terrain and how perfect that we didn't need to carry a toddler.... or pumpkins! Luckily, he loved his … [Read more...] about The pumpkin patch.
I turned 31 today! Last night, Sean and I celebrated by going out to dinner and to the movies. We saw It -- and I was so scared! I remembered most of the scenes so I knew exactly when to look away (!) but it was still scary. Today we did a lot of errands but we also had ice cream cake twice, I got to choose what to have for lunch (Outback) and we tried to take a family photo (it was only mildly successful). Javi thoroughly enjoyed blowing out my candles (again and again and again). You might say he's practicing for his very own birthday celebration -- next Saturday (though his birthday isn't until the 20th). The lucky guy had ice cream three times on his mama's birthday. :) … [Read more...] about Thirty-one.