Fall Family Fun

It's Fall which means a pumpkin patch visit was needed!  It doesn't feel like Fall though, because it was a whopping 90 degrees when we went, but we still had fun! 

There were so many types of pumpkins that I've never seen before!

We took a hayride around their property, and it was beautiful!  We saw where the pumpkins grow, flower fields, and some spooky scenes set up.

We stopped a park on the way home and hiked up to a waterfall! 

I think we're all ready for some cooler weather and for the humidity to go away!  


Oh Seattle

In September we found ourselves back in the PNW, and I was beyond happy to be back!!  When we moved, I left a piece of my heart in Washington.  Being back my heart was whole and was so happy I thought it may explode. Dramatic much? I know, but guys I was just so happy to be back! 

We headed to Leavenworth for a family wedding. If you've never been to Leavenworth, put it on your list of places to visit.  You are surrounded by beauty.   We went for a family walk in the crisp mountain air. 

The wedding was on a farm, and it was gorgeous.

Max took our picture, but he was more concerned about getting the white horse in the background.

After the wedding we headed back to Seattle.  Ian had plans to meet with a friend for lunch, so the kiddos and I spent some time at a park that we visited almost daily when Emma was born.  Max used to say, "Let's go down lake and get milkshake." For old times sake, we did just that.  Being back at the park though brought back all the feels.  

Before heading to the airport we stopped at my most favorite place in the city.  Kerry Park.  It was the perfect way to end our trip.

I love Seattle. 



Fall sports are in full swing!  We are at either practice or a game 4 days out of the week.  Max and Emma keep us busy! Even though sometimes it gets a little overwhelming, I love watching them get better each week!

Max is in AAA baseball this season, which means they can no longer call time to stop the play.  This kid amazes me with some of the plays he makes!  One of the things I love so much about him is that he always has a smile on his face.

Emma didn't play t-ball this season, and she is a fashionable spectator.  She did ask to play in the Spring, and I think it's because Max has twin girls on his team.  They are so good!  I love how they are role models for other little girls watching them play!

Max and Emma also play flag football on Sundays.  Max's first game he scored a touchdown and caught an interception!  He ended up getting a medal and Chik-fil-a giftcard that game!

Watching Emma play has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen.  She's the only girl, and she plays hard.  She listens to her coaches, and she improves each week. I love it!  I also love how she picks the most colorful socks to wear.  The girl loves to be fashionable.

Last week the girl hustled like no other, and she got a medal and giftcard at the end of the game!

This week Ian will be going out of town for work, which means I have 2 baseball games and 2 flag football games to handle by myself.  Yikes! 



Over labor day weekend we went to explore Greenville, SC.  It's probably in my top 10 favorite places we've visited while living in GA.  It's a very family friendly city.   We stayed off Main Street and walked every where!  Our first stop was Falls Park on the Reedy.  Such a pretty park! 

See that pretty green hill behind Emma?  Both her and Max took turns rolling down it!

The walk along Main Street to the park is very cute.  There's a scavenger hunt for this gold plated mice and it's called Mice on Main.  I think there are 10 mice to find, and we were terrible at finding them!  We found one, and that was it!

We checked out a baseball game while there, and it was a lot of fun! 

It rained when we got there and the field had to be covered.  Luckily, the rain passed and the game could go on!

Emma met Miss Clemson and Miss Clemson Teen USA. 

Before the game started the catcher and two other players walked by us and the catcher threw his ball to Max.  To say Max was in heaven is an understatement.  He was so pumped!   We also were sitting in foul ball territory.  Long story short, a ball came and hit me square in the chest.  It could have easily hit Emma in the head.  Super scary and not fun at all.  I for sure thought I'd get a cool bruise, but I did not.  Just pain that lasted a few weeks.  Safe to say we will not be sitting in  foul ball territory again.  Ever.

On our way home we stopped to check out Clemson.  I can't say it enough, the colleges  here in the south are so beautiful!

Posts coming up: sports, Seattle and pumpkin patch fun! 


Birthday Survey {EIGHT}

Birthday Survey

Favorite Food:
Rice and beans
Favorite sport:
Favorite show:
Best Friend:
Favorite thing to learn right now:
The thing I do most awesomely is:
Video games, because I practice a lot. (This is true!)
If I could go anywhere in the world:
Italy, because there are a lot of cool cars. (He's obsessed with cars right now.)
Favorite color:
When I grow up I'm going to be...:
Basketball player for the Rockets. (He likes the name.)
Current favorite song:
What Ever It Takes
Favorite book:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Three words that describe me:
Funny, helpful and playful.
My favorite season:
Summer, because you get to go to the pool.
Favorite snack
Veggie Stixs
One food that I dislike:
If I had one wish it would be..:
to meet a dinosaur. 


First Day of School

I meant to post this a lot sooner, because two weeks of school have passed.  Let's just say the first week of school was not what we had expected.  Emma came home from school the first day and had fever and her throat hurt.  I took her to the doctor.  She was tested for strep, and the doc comes into the room and says, "Congratulations! You have strep!"  Ummm...no.  Max came home Tuesday not feeling well, and he ended up with strep!  Ian had stayed home Tuesday and Wednesday.  So here we are the first week of school and I had to take off Thursday.  Ian came home sick on Thursday, with yup you guessed it, STREP.  Thankfully I did not end up with it, and I think it's because a week before I had bronchitis and was on meds for that, so I think that helped me.  

Everyone is not better!  Yay!

First day of school traditions is ice cream!  They don't even look sick.  Emma is wearing a pink shirt, because Monday morning she was all dressed ready to go and she spilled applesauce on her shirt. 

10 days down and 170 to go, not that I'm counting .  Fall ball started Wednesday.  We are in for a busy few months.  This past week we had baseball, playdate, baseball and it's exhausting.  Throw work on top of that and you'll find us in bed by 8.  The kids have not complained about bedtime at all.  Emma even wants a nap after school, and a couple times he has fallen asleep before I can try and keep her awake!  Kindergarten life is hard!  She's loving school though, and one of her pre-k friends is in her class.  She's so happy, and comes home telling all about what she's learned. I'm also loving that I can go say hi at lunch, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

I also get to see Max all the time since he's in 3rd grade.  It's so great!  We had a fire drill and I had Emma to my right waving at me, and then Max to my left waving at me.  I'm sooooo happy they are at school with me.  There's just something about picking them up after school and bringing them to my class.  They will remember that when they are older.  It's a special time of day for me, and I will remember that for always.  

Max has a birthday coming up!  Our baby turns 8!  I planned his party for next week, and he's pretty excited! I'll be sure to post about it, and of course his birthday survey! 

Happy Weekend!!