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Fall Bucket List

On the eve of the first day of Fall, I asked the girls to help me put together our Fall bucket list! We love doing this for every change of season, it’s so fun to have things to look forward to and to cross them off as we go! Can you guess which things the girls wrote?!

chalkboard tutorial coming soon // crayon caddy // halloween pajamas

Rake the leaves and jump in it.

Go apple picking & make a pretty pie.

Carve pumpkins.

“Eat so much candy.”

Make treats to deliver to our neighbors.

Bring back Soup Sundays.

Go to the pumpkin patch & have a pumpkin painting party.

Make an amazing pot roast.

Go on a bike ride when all the leaves are falling.

Make Halloween chex mix.

Go to a football game!

Make homemade caramel corn.

Have a Halloween party.

Perfect our pumpkin pie recipe.

Watch Hocus Pocus at least a dozen times!

What are all the fun things you have planned for Fall?! I cannot believe our favorite season has FINALLY arrived!!!!!!!! Eeeeeek!!!! Happy Friday, friends!!! XO


Back to School 2018

Well, it’s official, the girls are all back in school for the year!! Packing lunches and waking up early are two of my least favorite things, but being back on a somewhat-schedule is good for all of us. This has not been the easiest transition for the girls, Harper had no problem jumping right back into first grade, Eloise & Claire, not so much. They were really comfortable with their old school, teachers & friends, but since they didn’t go back to school when we moved here, it is a big change for them. So we are still working through the morning goodbyes. Always a heart breaker!

After school naps are pretty much the cutest.

So, I have asked the girls the same few questions every year before going to school & love reading back on their answers, kids are seriously the funniest. I just wish I could accurately capture Claire’s little lisp in writing these.

How old are you?
Harper: Six and a half!
Eloise: Four!
Claire: Free.

What is your favorite color?
Harper: Pink
Eloise: Yellow
Claire: Pink AND yellow.

What is your favorite food?
Harper: Spaghetti.
Eloise: Sandwiches and grapes
Claire: ummm, a peanut butter shammich!

What is your favorite movie?
Harper: Tinkerbell
Eloise: The Greatest Showman
Claire: Peter Wabbit

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Harper: A singer
Eloise: A gymnastics girl!
Claire: Oh, Santa. I want to be Santa.

What is your favorite thing to play with?
Harper: Making art and books. And watching cooking shows on my ipad.
Eloise: My baby.
Claire: Mommy.

What do you love most?
Harper: Oh, definitely my family and God.
Eloise: Mommy and daddy and going to the pool.
Claire: Suckers. No, granola bars.

Happy 2018 school year to all of you & your little ones!! May the tears be few & far between!! XO


Summer Bucket List: The Lemonade Stand

The girls have been asking about having a lemonade stand at our house all Summer, and since the weather has finally cooled off a bit, we decided today would be the perfect day for it! They decorated their posters yesterday, some seriously impressive artwork if I might add, and we baked up some cookies after breakfast this morning. There’s always a ton of people outside walking with their kiddos or dogs, and always a construction crew or two, so we had tons of customers and the girls stayed busy for almost an hour! We did regular lemonade & ones with blackberries, which the girls were excited about because they turned pink. I told them it was called fresh squeezed lemonade, so they kept yelling at people to “come squeeze the lemonade!”

It was a ton of fun & definitely one of our favorite ways to spend a Summer day!

Annnnd now we are off to the pool, our favorite way to Friday!! Happy weekend, friends! XO