It’s fall y’all! My favorite time of the year, and not just because I have an autumn birthday, but also because the weather is glorious, crisp, and refreshing. And even more importantly, there are so many fun things to do together as a family. Last weekend we spent a morning exploring a fall farm festival, like we do every year.
There were pumpkins (which Lydia used as a fairy princess throne)…
And there were animals (Caleb tried to hug the donkey through the bars, but had to settle for petting him on the nose, since Caleb was far more enthusiastic about the donkey than the donkey was about Caleb)…
And there was corn (this is Alethea’s interpretation of what a “Corn Fairy” might look like, I think she got it spot on)…And more corn (which Caleb preferred to play with while standing outside of the box, since he had a hard time walking through it)…
Our summer is absolutely flying by. We have been super busy. Too busy to write as much as I’d like to, but I thought I should at least share our month-by-month highlights. I give you… June.
We worked on the deck….
All that along with a couple parties, trips to the beach, hanging out with friends, and lots more working on the deck made for a busy, but good month. And spoiler alert for the “What We Did This Summer: July” post, the deck still isn’t done and we’re not exactly sure when it will be. It’s ended up being a beast of a project, but we keep telling ourselves, “It will be so nice when it’s done.”
Here’s hoping this finds you all sitting back, sipping lemonade, and enjoying the sun!
So here’s the deal people. For all of you who who complain that I don’t post more pictures of the kids (you know who you are), I now have Instagram. You will notice my feed on the right hand side of the blog homepage. Click on any image to view it larger and to read the caption.
I think that I’ll have an easier time Instagraming regularly than I do blogging on a schedule, so when you’re hankering for a little BobbleHeadBaby news, at least you’ll have something to tide you over until the next post.
This is probably pretty basic for most of you, but if any of you are like me and have some Luddite tendencies, feel free to ask questions if you are having technical difficulties.
*End Public Service Announcement*
I’ve got a lot of posts I could write… should write… want to write…
But right now, the only thing I can seem to think about is doing this (minus the teddy bear):
Here’s one in the long-overdue category. As you may recall, last May I was nine months pregnant and frantically trying to finish Caleb’s nursery. Well, it wasn’t quite done when he arrived, but I did finally finish it a few months later, and so for anyone who has been wondering how it turned out (which might turn out to be no one), this post is for you.
A quick reminder of how it looked when it was Alethea’s nursery:
And here is the final “boy-ified” space:
I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
The art work was an 11th hour project. I used Photoshop to create some cute transportation art that I hung in six frames that I miraculously found at a garage sale for $12. I finished hanging them less than 24 hours before Caleb arrived in the world and one of the first things I did when we got home from the hospital was to show them to him. He looked and looked and looked, so I’d say they were a hit.
I’m also proud to say that with the exception of the train bookends that I got on eBay and a pillow from HomeGoods, everything that I did this time around was handmade. My mom helped me sew the curtains and the extension on the crib skirt. I made the curtain rod from galvanized pipe and fittings from the Home Depot.
I think this is officially the most finished room in the house!
And I would be completely remiss if I didn’t share pictures of the quilt that Caleb’s Grammie made for him. It is a one-of-a-kind transportation themed masterpiece!
So there you have it. Baby boy nursery: COMPLETE!
Spring is here and signs of it are all over our backyard.
Dandelion bouquets picked just for me by my sweet middle child…
Gotta hold on easy as I let you go
You are our precious little girl and we know you’re going to do great big things!
Hugs and Kisses,
Mommy & Daddy