I have always loved the month of October, but I’m extra thrilled this year to see this month roll around. We knew September was going to be a wild month, but Hadley’s accident added an extra layer of crazy. Seeing a new month on the calendar makes me feel weirdly refreshed and positive, and I’m looking forward to the fun Halloween/fall festivities that we have on the calendar. 🙂 Plus, one of my best friends is flying in next weekend and I’m counting down the days until her arrival!
As I mentioned in my most recent post, Jamie’s parents and grandmother spent the long weekend with us here in Kansas, so we packed our weekend with fun to make the most of their visit. 🙂
This sweet lady hasn’t been on my blog in a year, so in case you don’t recognize her face, meet Mamaw! Jamie’s grandmother is everything I hope to be one day. She is genuinely kind, funny, forgiving, and full of energy. She loves the Lord, loves her girlfriends, and is fiercely loyal to her family. She’s truly one of a kind and has treated me like her granddaughter since we first met shortly after I started dating Jamie. We were so happy she was able to make the trip over to see us and to meet Sadie!
On Thursday afternoon Mamaw and Hadley helped prepare 100+ cookies for Jamie’s reception. Seeing these two bake together made my heart truly happy. I sat in the living room with my MIL as we watched them work together in the kitchen, and I couldn’t stop smiling.
Hadley was stalling going to bed on Friday night, so she and her Papaw (my FIL) plopped on the floor and watched an episode of Last Man Standing. Hadley caught on to my FIL and Jamie’s laughs, so every time she heard them or the audience laugh, she would let out the biggest roar. Her laughs then made us laugh, so it was just this big, endless cycle of laughing. There are worse things. 😉
We gave Mamaw Hadley’s bed for her visit, so Hadley was pumped to get to sleep in Mommy and Daddy’s bed for a few days. On this morning (Saturday), Sadie fell back asleep in our bed after a 5 a.m. nursing session, and I snapped this picture around 7 when I went to check on them. This is one of Jamie’s and my favorite sites.
We have an accidental tradition of visiting a local pumpkin patch the first Saturday in October, so I was really happy that Jamie’s family was here to join in the fun. Like last year, this section was Hadley’s favorite, and having her Miya (my MIL) climb in to play with her was icing on the cake!
This picture is priceless to me! I love their smiles.
I snapped a quick four-generation picture, and all that’s missing is Hadley. I didn’t dare pull her away from playing for a picture. 😉
We stayed for about two hours running around before Hadley practically begged to go home and take a nap. She missed her nap the day before because of Jamie’s 1 p.m. ceremony, so she let us know that she was NOT INTERESTED in missing her nap again.
This picture below is Sadie to a tee. She is the happiest, cutest little roly poly. (And if that corn makes you nervous, don’t worry. We were watching her close to make sure none went anywhere near her mouth!)
I briefly tried to get a picture with both of them in the wagon like the pictures of Hadley above, but Sadie said NO MA’AM.
Chasing chickens was a highlight!
On Sunday we went to church, but it felt like a big fat fail. Going to church with a baby is tough stuff! We missed last week because of the girls’ colds, so we really wanted to go this week. Sadie still has a cough, so I didn’t want to put her in the nursery and spread her germs to the other babes. We took her into the service with us, but I had to leave during the sermon TWICE – the first time because she was talking up a storm, and the second time because she let out a big ole’ stinker. I finally just gave up, sat in the lobby, and told Jamie to come meet me after he finished serving communion. I see a billion other families make it to church week after week with tiny babies, so I know it’s possible to do, but gosh it’s hard.
We ended our weekend with some playtime with our new little neighbor. A four year old girl just moved in across the street, and Hadley is absolutely thrilled. I know these girls are going to become fast friends!
I hope you had a nice weekend, friends! Have a good Monday. 🙂
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo