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Fall 2.0

In the final weekend before Halloween, we squeezed in several fun activities and still made time for plenty of relaxation. Here’s our weekend review in reverse order. Emerson pretty much summed up our afternoon yesterday when she said, “My feet are schfeating (sweating)! I can’t believe I’m saying this… I am too hot outside!” It was the most beautiful day we’ve enjoyed outside for months it seems. We played until the sun went to bed, mostly gathering or raking leaves. E has been making these lovely leaf bouquets lately which are actually really pretty in their own rustic way. She also gathered a variety of leaves that fit into the...

It’s Officially Summer

Summertime! It’s finally here and this past week we enjoyed as many summer activities as we could possibly squeeze in. Sunday I took Emerson to the new splash pad in town — judging by the amount of people there, it’s a huge hit. I only had to run through the sprinklers (in my clothes) with her once before she was brave enough to run wild on her own. We went to Taco House and dried off with some nachos and burritos before calling it a day. Later in the week we had our first trip of the season to Arnold’s Park. Emerson was psyched to get her season pass and...

Life in the North Pole

Fall-ing into a new routine: Emerson made herself right at home at Papa and Gaga’s house. She has no problem climbing every imaginable surface, emptying drawers, filling Cooper’s kennel with her books, and sneaking out of bed to set the table with paper plates. As usual, she’s very busy! She’s had a great transition into a new daycare and loves seeing her cousin, Jackson, every day at school! His awesome parents have invited me to share their BonFire Web Company office space which I couldn’t be more grateful for!  Earlier this week we had a play date with them at the pumpkin patch… so this is what it’s like to...

Anchors Away

I have a soft spot for anything nautical inspired (think stripes, Sperry’s, flags, boats, rope, anchors… everything) so when I saw this adorable dress I knew it was the perfect excuse for a maritime adventure! After leaving it hang in the closet for several months, we finally woke up one Saturday morning and decided it was the day Emerson would become a sailor. The marina on lake Red Rock was the perfect spot to explore on this particular cloudy morning so we began our day hiking down to the water. The docks were lined with majestic sailboats and I attempted to capture my adorable tot admiring each one while gazing...