‘Sup lonely park?

‘Sup? 

With temps up there lately, meaning way above normal I notice it. That itching to get out and do something fun. I love the fresh warm air and the blinding sun that calls for dark sunglasses. What better way to celebrate than to find the most lonely park and add some life to it in the middle of what is suppose to be winter. I put Olive in her stroller on Thursday afternoon, grabbed a quilt and my camera, and off we went.

It was brilliant. Olive was more than thrilled to be swinging and after every push she would start laughing and say to me “weeee, again?”

This park offers something our children have never experienced before. The  merry go round or as some call it the carousal. I spread the quilt out on it and sat her down.

At first she was a little hesitant until I hopped on with her, then she was all smiles.

The going ’rounds of course it flipped my stomach out haha but oh so worth it to see her loving it.

When it was time to go Olive was so upset and kept saying “swing”.

I can’t wait to go back, hopefully next week and take both she and Brandon. I know they will have a great time together and I know Brandon will absolutely love the merry go round.

One more full week of school and then Brandon will be on vacation. Ahhh, sweet vacation. More sleep. More r&r. More family time. Love.

Today was a do-nothing day for us, as most Saturdays are. The kids enjoyed staying in their pajamas all day and chilled out. That’s what I enjoy about the weekends with my family. It’s so laid back, nothing pressing to do. So relaxing.

Tomorrow we will work on Valentines Day cards.

One last thing, Olive is learning about feelings. When daddy is leaving she lays her head on my shoulder and pouts and says “I sad.” Or tonight when she hit Brandon with a wooden railroad piece and I said “no, Olive we don’t hit” she replied with “I sad” and pouted. Oh my gosh, It’s truly the sweetest thing.

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sweet November.

It’s so hard to believe a new year is upon us. This one has literally flew by.  Mornings are now spent trying to savor those last few minutes under warm blankets just begging to be snuggled a bit longer than usual.

These are the days i hit the snooze button a zillion times before I realize I’ve slept in a little too long and have to take Brandon to school instead. Not that I mind taking him to school at all, in fact I absolutely love it, I just don’t like to have to scrap frost off the windshield first. I remember loving winter when I was much younger. The cold didn’t bother me one bit. I loved the snow. Making snow men, snow angels, ice skating, skiing, sledding,  it was great.

Now….

Well, Let’s just say I would prefer to be woken up in the spring haha!

 Kidding aside, I do enjoy spending time outside playing with the kids. Olive obsesses over the fallen apples, per usual and Brandon and I enjoy kicking a ball around while she chases it back and fourth.

The fall leaves are very crunchy from the frost they have endured and oh so fun to run through.

(Olive in Crawler Covers)

Isn’t this pixie hat the cutest? Olive’s Auntie Diane made a few of these from a vintage pattern she had and we just love them so much!!

Right now we have a few mild days in between the cold ones, a tease of sorts. So we soak it up and enjoy those days because we know as each day passes we are that much closer to winter and all it brings.

(Olive in Crawler Covers. Perfect for fall!!)

We have had a few flurries here and there but it wont be long before the real stuff arrives. Brandon is already talking about his Birthday, which is quickly approaching and making a Christmas list for Santa.

Speaking of Santa, we will be visiting him shortly for pictures.

But for now, we will enjoy apples, crispy crunch leaves beneath our soles, hat’s and mittens, hot chocolate, extra snuggles,  warm cider and anything else that makes the fall months much more bearable.

Like kids in cute hats!