1. It's Fall! I love Fall. It is easily my favorite season. Cooler temperatures. Crisp beautiful leaves. Football. Halloween. Jackets. Hot chocolate. I mean - what is there not to love.
2. I have a two year old. Yup. I somehow managed to completely skip over my daughters two year birthday in August. Mom points. But I figure I can catch up now, eh? Better late then never. I've decided that I love this age. So many people call it the terrible twos and maybe I'll be sticking my foot in my mouth a couple of months from now, but this is such a fun age. I mean don't get me wrong - Rose can throw some pretty epic tantrums... but luckily those are pretty far between.
|Blowing out her candles on her ice cream sandwich. Rose isn't a huge cake|
fan but she loves ice cream and popsicles. So we made sure to have both
at her party along with pizza, her other favorite.
|Stretching with me at Crossfit.|
|Enjoying the boat at Bear Lake.|
|Reading books with daddy.|
- Rose is a great eater. We for sure have our days where she refuses to eat... but for the most part she will eat just about anything. It's so nice to know that she is willing to at least try a bite of something new, and most of the time she loves it. She is a good healthy eater 90% of the time and eats meat, veggies, fruit, cheese, and nuts like they are the best things ever. Makes our life a lot easier. And then of course she does love the occasional treat like pizza or ice cream. :)
|Ready for lunch!|
|Looking up at a helicopter.|
|Being amazed at the bird show at the zoo.|
|Giving herself a kiss on the mirror|
|Playing with a tire pressure gauge.|
|That moment you hear your daughter say "stuck" and you see this.|
|These two love each other. :)|
|Sportin' some sunglasses.|
|This was after she got her 2 year old shots, I gave her some chocolate to|
make it "all better" and next thing I see is this messy face. :)
|She loves animals.|
|Kisses for the bear.|
|Reading books that Grandma and Grandpa Mc gave her for her birthday.|
|This is her to a tee. She has such enthusiasm for life.|
|Me at 16 weeks.|
Also for random happenings... our basement is all but finished! We just need to hire someone to put in some carpet! I can't wait to have that project off our list... and to have a nice big space for Rose to play in.
And lastly for big random happenings, we got a new car. Say what!? We have been talking about getting a new car since June, with another kid on the way we knew we'd like to have something a bit bigger, especially for when we go on trips, like camping! So we finally took the plunge and traded in my Subaru for a new Subaru Forester. We love it and are very happy with our choice... especially when it came to labor day weekend, where...
|Yay new car!|
5. We went camping! I look forward to this camping trip each year. Especially now it holds a special place in my heart as it was where Rose decided to start her debut to this world. I would be lying if I had slight anxiety about whether or not I'd have repeats with this baby... which would be WAY to early. Luckily no issues in the baby department and just an enjoyable weekend! We actually cut our trip a tiny bit short and ended up coming home late Sunday night rather then Monday morning/afternoon as Rose was having issues sleeping for some reason. Normally she sleeps just about anywhere, but both nights were a struggle after about half the night and I didn't want to try for round 3. So we instead headed home late and she slept in the car and went straight to bed in her crib and slept until 8:30 the next morning. Aka: good decision.
Besides the sleeping issues though we really did have a good time. Rose loved all the rocks and sticks and the fact that there was a big body of water close by to throw them in. We loved getting away from technology and relaxing in the beautiful scenery. Win win. :)
|She really does love sticks.|
|Braedon loves sticks too. ;)|
Summer was good to us. Busy... but good! I'm sure I forgot to update about something, but such is life. I am now ready for things to calm down and for all the fun things that Fall brings!
Happy Fall everyone!