Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Pumpkin Patch

On Sunday we had our reservation booked for Wise Acres. It happened to be a beautiful day. They are doing reservations to limit the number of people this year. It wasn't crowded at all!

The kids were thrilled to finally be going to the pumpkin patch!


The tractor ride was the first big event and you know Grady was super stoked about it! Wearing another new find that I love. This shirt washes and dries so easily. It's girly for a plaid shirt which I really like. The material is thinner and not too hot. Molly Anne's dress is here.



They loved the apple cider slushies!





And the barrel ride of course!


We did both mazes. Molly Anne did the second one all by herself - she lead us through the whole thing.


My cutie little pumpkins!







The lady that took this picture said, "ok everyone yell yay!" And this is what the result was. Ha!



Pulling our two pumpkins!



It was a super fun couple of hours!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Cheering At The Football Game

The local high school does a little thing each year where they invite girls from the three cluster schools that feed into the high school to join them for a Friday night game of cheering on the football players. They practice on the Tuesday before for a couple of hours, meet their "buddy" and get a t-shirt!




Molly Anne and Greer both had Ava who happened to be one of the lifeguards at the neighborhood pool this summer!




They got to participate in the Maverick walk where they all walk into the stadium together. It was so cute.


Grady was pretty stoked to get to stay up super late and watch football and his sister cheer.


At one point he grabbed Kevin's and my neck and said, "I love my parents!" 





After the girls finished cheering, we stayed for awhile to let them watch the big girls cheer and hang out. They loved it!




A huge thank you to Ava for taking such good care of Molly Anne. She LOVED getting to do this!



Monday, October 18, 2021

Weekend

We had a super fun weekend with a special event each day! Kinda just worked out that way. 

First up was Molly Anne getting to cheer with the cheerleaders at the high school football game on Friday night. More to come on that! It was SO CUTE.



Saturday morning when you find your child giggling on the couch and every light in the house on at 6:45am!



Kevin took both kids to his parents on Saturday morning and I got SO MUCH DONE! It was honestly a dream. I did all sorts of clean up stuff around the house, put our big spider decoration out on the front porch and organized some toys. When I randomly went up to our gym to do a 20 minute hip hop ride, I saw my next door neighbor Hilary was on there so I joined her on the ride she had started! It was a good surprise!



After the kids ate lunch we had to walk a letter down to a neighbor so I randomly gave them each a baggie and called it a nature walk haha. They picked up little leaves or acorns or whatever struck their fancy along the way. They loved it!


Saturday evening Kevin and I went to my friend Kelly's house for a porch party. It was a beautiful night and an amazing party. She had a guy playing music and one of the best cocktail bartenders in Charlotte behind the bar. It was a blast. I wore this shirt that I posted about last Thursday with these jean shorts (40% off) I've posted about before. 









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On Sunday we went to Wise Acres to visit the pumpkin patch. When I booked our reservation back in early September, I had no idea I'd pick our first true fall weather day. It was 68 degrees and sunny! More to come on this too. Didn't want to bombard this post with a zillion more pictures!



Friday, October 15, 2021

Five on Friday

Grady had his swallow test on Tuesday morning at the children's hospital in town and he passed! Doctor really thinks his constant crud and drooling may be something as simple as reflux. So now he is on Prevacid again like he was as a baby. Doc says it takes 6-8 weeks to fully work. We shall see. 


This dog won’t be farther than a few feet from me whenever I’m home. He follows me everywhere and I love it. He’s recovering nicely from his cyst removal surgery that my sorority sister did on him. 



These popped up on my Instagram this week and they’re so cute. I hate when Instagram does that to me!


Got my booster shot on Wednesday. I asked my doctor and she said to go get it. Don’t shoot the messenger! They send you to the nearest place in town and mine happened to be at my children’s pediatrician office. Molly Anne got a kick out of my bandaid! Still haven’t grown an extra arm from getting the vaccine!! 



Molly Anne is studying coins in school and they didn’t have any half dollar or dollar coins to look at so I ran to the bank one day this week and got some for her to take in. My coworker saw some chocolate coins at HomeGoods and got them for me to send in too. How sweet was that?! Thank you Margaret! The children loved it all and Molly Anne got to present it all to her class. Adorable. 




Keeping it short today! Going to play tennis during lunch. My favorite hour of the week! ;) Happy weekend!



Thursday, October 14, 2021

Loving This Week

ONE: 
I ordered this dress earlier this week because when you find a good one, you buy it and you know you'll wear it at some point. 


TWO: 
These shades are high on my list and thankfully I think Kevin already grabbed them for me for my birthday. I don't find many sunglasses I like and when I saw these and that they were polarized, I was SO excited. I like the Tortoise/Gray ones best but they're all cute. 



THREE: 
Isn't this poncho classic? It'd surely make any outfit look put together and cute. I like that it's not cashmere and wouldn't be super hot. 




FOUR:
This top is so pretty and is 40% off. 



FIVE:
I ordered these shoes. Again, I'm not a big shoe/sunglasses person so when I see something I really love, I typically will purchase. Sorry there aren't many sizes left as of when I'm typing this blog post (yesterday). I love how they styled them!




Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Molly Anne's Class Picture

I wish she were looking at the camera but it's still cute and describes her personality perfectly. I always buy the digital version of my children's pictures then print everything from mpix.com It's easy and works well.


Monday, October 11, 2021

Chili Cookoff and Pumpkin Beer Tasting

We picked Molly Anne and Grady up from school a bit early and headed to the beach on Friday afternoon. It was a race to get out of there and to the beach in time for a normal dinner versus Bojangles on the road ha. Plus carefully planned so Grady could nap in the car. 1:30pm is the latest we can leave for all of that to magically happen. 1pm is more ideal and that's what we did on Friday.

Mills loves to sit right in front of Molly Anne and look out the window. She will pet his ears softly every now and then. He loves her. He had surgery the day before but he was honestly fine. He's had so many of these surgeries I knew he'd be okay the next day.


We arrived!



We met up with our next door neighbors (in CLT) at Maria's for dinner! It was so good and fun to go out!


Took the kids to get ice cream next door at Spilt Milk. The girls loved the unicorn ice cream. Grady had chocolate and vanilla. We stopped by our other friends after dinner and hung out. Kevin took Grady home around 7:15 because he asked to go to bed. I stayed with Molly Anne and Drew took us home. 



Gloomy morning at the beach = bloody mary. This was after I made our chili for our chili cookoff that night!



Then Drew and I took the kids to the arcade while Kevin worked and Hilary cooked! We may have had tall miller lites at 10am. 



Then everyone came back to our house to hang for a few hours. Kids loved their snack!








After everyone left I took Mills out and this boy splashed in puddles for awhile. He LOVED it. 



We went over to Hilary and Drew's for our chili cookoff which I have no pictures of and our pumpkin beer tasting. Foothills Pumpkin came in first. Pumking a close second! Hilary and Drew won the chili cookoff with a chicken, corn, black bean based chili. We got second with a traditional chili and we're sorry to Steve and Ariel but they got last place. HA! We are all a mess!



Sunday morning on the porch in Christmas pajamas!



Kevin took the kids out and about while I got the house put back together. Lots of laundry and cleaning! It isn't all glamorous I promise. If we have people come stay at the house, it usually takes me another trip to clean up from the weekend prior. Lots of sheets, comforters, towels and our dryer only goes so fast. 


They love going to Beach Life!



We cruised home then got another Boo surprise from Sarah and her girls! So fun and the kids LOVE it. Maybe I should get my life together and do these for friends like I used to do. This is one of these things that I stopped doing because I can only do so much. And honestly I'm very overloaded with life right now. So I'll just say thank you to my dear friends that gave my kids one and say I'll try to be better next year! EEKS. 


Hope everyone has a nice week!