9/1/15

Fall, Fall, Fall, lets have a ball!

September 1st. I know I'm going to sound like the most predictable person in the world but I woke up this morning and though "ahhh, I really want to bake some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins". I don't think I've ever even made those before but for some reason the realization that today was September made me want to make them. I've also though several times today that I wanted to go get a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks which is REALLY ridiculous cause I think that every year and then when I get one I'm reminded that I hate them. Maybe it's just tradition, perhaps I will go get one today.

I was proclaiming my giddiness for Fall the other day to Luke and said something about other people being excited and he said he didn't think others got as excited about Fall as we do. Clearly the man has yet to be introduced to the world of Pinterest. My feed has been nothing but preparations for Fall since June 15th. And I've been happy to pin away.

Although I always get a bit perplexed about when is the appropriate time to set out my Fall decorations. I want to get in the fall spirit but it's a little hard when it's still over 90 degrees outside. I think I will wait till mid-September. Surely it will be cooler by then.

Besides all the pinning of fall outfits, and decorations and recipes another event that makes me feel fall ready is back to school. I've always loved back to school, just the "newness" and "freshness" in the air (I think I made those two words up). It's such a fun time!

This was the first year since I graduated college that I actually participated in back to school Not for myself (can I get a big PRAISE GOD, I hope to never go back to school as a student again), but instead for my child. This year Eli started Pre-K! Can't believe the time has come for my first baby to be in school.

He only goes 2 1/2 hours a day but he is going to a 'real" elementary school everyday and it just feels all too real.

I will admit I spent a lot of time being sad about Eli starting school. Because some people opt not to do Pre-K I worried maybe I was making a mistake. If it's not necessary should I really send him? And so on the questions came.

But after even just the first "meet the teacher" event I knew it was the right decision. Really, in my heart I knew it was the right decision all summer but I still allowed myself to doubt and question. Which was all for nothing because it was a great decision. We are only in our third week of school but I know this will be a great year.

Eli goes to afternoon Pre-K so we have all morning to do whatever we need to do, or simply hang at home in our PJ's. I love that our mornings haven't been disprutped, we eat breakfast and watch shows and play outside and we don't feel rushed at all.

Then after lunch he heads to school. I've tried to get Annie to nap while he is at school, which if she does it gives me 2 1/2 hours to run around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to get as much stuff done as possible.

If she doesn't nap then it gives me 2 1/2 hours to run around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to get as much stuff done while wrangling a 17 month old. It's fun.

Some pics from Ei's first day, he was SO excited about starting his first day!






Can't believe how big that baby boy is!! I love watching him grow and get bigger every year (day?) but I miss that chubby bald baby!

Now I'm off to buy my PSL (and proclaim my hatred for it) and find a good pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe!