Saturday, October 29, 2011

Just another day in the leaves


Friday, October 28, 2011

Dreaming of an office in the basement

These pictures will show you why I'm very anxious to have an office in the basement, where little hands can't get a hold of everything!  300 postcards scattered on the floor, I had to laugh.

First snow of the year

This isn't Josie's first snow, but it's the first snow that she was curious about!  She wanted to look outside and watch all the white stuff fall.  Yesterday we headed outside after being cooped up for a couple of days and she went right for it...the water draining from the roof, the snow, she was soaked!

Those little hands were FREEZING, but she wouldn't let go of the snowball in her hand and continued to play in the ice cold water.  Guess I need to get some waterproof attire!

She be-lined it to the water...
...and immediately sat down to play in it = soaked!

like usual, strait to the mouth

her new friend, the snowball

soaked, rosy cheeks and ice cold hands!
after we striped the wet clothes, she loved running around with no pants

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A gorgeous fall day

This was the first real taste of fall we had, about two weeks ago.  We had a great time playing outside, she loves being outside with her rocks, sticks and leaves!  As you'll see, we started with a toy and she quickly left it behind for outdoor "toys".

Monday, October 24, 2011

house projects

Oh I'm loving my new little "menu board".  I tried a few different options, but failed to accomplish the look I was going for so I decided to paint the wall and whalaaa, I LOVE IT!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

I love fall, it means cool weather, warm drinks and pumpkins {except this year, it's been crazy warm, like}.  Kelly, my sis, has an October 30th birthday and we ALWAYS had a super fun birthday party for her because it was close to Halloween.  It's not so much Halloween that I like, more her birthday which makes me want to have a party and make yummy treats.

I also love carving pumpkins.  I'm not really interested in getting my gooey, but this is the one time it doesn't bother me.  I find my design, get out my 'pumpkin carving tools' and bake those delicious seeds.  Needless to say, Josie and I made a trip to the pumpkin patch with some friends, about 15 other moms and kiddos.  Josie was more interested in the sticks, rocks and eating the dirt...what's new?!  I picked out pumpkins for the family along with a couple of baking pumpkins to fill our friends and family's bellies with pumpkin goodies!

Just arrive and already has sticks
eating dirt, we had to wash it down with some water...

Josie's good friend Connor!

Josie and Madison

Just playing on the hay bales
My little pumpkin...with hay in her mouth

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Aerated "brownie"

Math story problem for today: title of this post + the picture = eating more dirt!

Yes, you guessed it, that little pellet that is left after you have the yard aerated.  Good heavens, I can't take my eyes off this girl.  I'm sure it looked like a Josie sized brownie, just sitting there in the grass.  I nearly died.  Once again, we washed it down with some water. 

Striving to be a better mom...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eating with a spoon

The Dr asked me if Josie was eating with a spoon/fork.  I said “no” {bad mommy}.  As if meals aren’t messy enough.  After her suggestion, we gave Josie a spoon.  She loves it, although it’s rare that food actually makes it to her mouth, unless it’s something that sticks to the spoon, like yogurt.  Pure excitement when she sees her spoon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

First haircut

Those little curls that I love just needed a trimming.  We headed over for her first haircut and I had no idea what the event would be like, would she scream?  Would I have to hold her in the chair?

We decided the pink airplane was suitable.  Plopped her in the plane, showed her how to "drive" and she was flying.  She chatted, in her 16 month old babble, to the stylist like she was catching her up on the latest in her life.  Too funny!

so excited
reaching for the controls of the plane
All done, not that you can tell

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rocks, sticks oh my!

Josie loves rocks, sticks, leaves…who needs toys?  She finds rocks and puts them on the milk box, then hands them to me, then picks them up again, then in her mouth…you get the picture?!  Love her curiosity, but I'm so over that everything goes in her mouth!!  Today it was dirt clump, which looks like a rock...she had dirt crumbs on her top lip, YUCK!  At any rate she loves rocks and sticks, they are so entertaining.

notice the middle rock was in someone's mouth...
This is for you
tastes delicious
just testing this one to make sure it's okay