We’ve had a lot of fun fall things going on over here lately. I just love, love, love this time of year! The weather is cooler, the days are shorter, the dinners are heartier and the love feels warmer. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…
On Friday night, I ran into this gal over on aisle 8 of our local grocery store. Sheaffer and I really know how to live it up, don’t we? #wildfridaynight #partygirls
On Saturday, we woke up and stayed inside in our pajamas until 2:00. It was glorious! We never do that on the weekend, so it was such a special treat! Around 2:30, we headed out to Arlington (about an hour from our house) to visit all four of my grandparents…three are living (thankfully) and one is not…but we “visited” them all. Here we are on our way out the door!
And FYI: my scarf is from here, Smith’s vest is here and K’s coat is no longer in stock…because I thought you might ask ;).
After we visited my dad’s parents, we went and visited my mom’s dad who passed away when I was 17. He and I were very, very close.
Smith William is named after William Higginbotham (my grandfather), so here he is pointing to his name :). After we left the cemetery, we drove to my Grandmother’s house (his widow) for dinner.
The next day was our annual Harvest Party with our church friends! We look forward to this every year!! It is always so much fun!! This year, Andrea was in charge of planning it and she did an exceptional job! My kiddos were ready to debut their Halloween costumes for the year…Smith was Raphael and Kensington was Mulan. I love their costume choices this year!!
The sweetest bunch of girls 🙂
We needed a group shot of all of the kids, so Andrew got them focused and laughing. I was laughing at Andrew making them laugh!
After the Harvest Party, we came home and got everyone bathed and let them watch a movie in our bed (we were out of school the next Monday, so we let them stay up later)…and they both fell asleep.
We had BIG plans for Andrew to take off work on this Monday off and for us to visit the local pumpkin patch…but it rained so hard that morning that the pumpkin patch was a flooded and muddy mess…and we had to change our day to plan B. I asked Kensington what she wanted to do and she wanted to see what Ebby Lee was doing and Ebby Lee was starting her day at the gym…so off we went to the gym for a bit.
The Slaughters showed up to the gym with donut holes for everyone and my kids were in heaven!
After the gym, we met Andrew for brunch down on our town square. It was such a good day for eggs, pancakes and coffee!
We went in a few stores on our way back to the car. We are all so happy that it finally feels like fall around here!
After this, I dropped off Smith at the Slaughter’s house and Ebby Lee came to our house. The girls played dress up…
…she is wearing my veil from my wedding and her Fiona costume from when she was three.
At the last minute, their tennis lesson was cancelled due to high wind, so I read a magazine by the fire :).
And then the best thing happened! While I was reading, I received an email with two new pictures of Ashby! Eeks! We don’t receive pictures of her very often at all, so this was such a blessing! This is Kensington (now wearing reindeer antlers) looking at the pictures of her little sister.
Our heart is full this week :).
For a special Halloween treat, you should try making my Candy Corn Whoopie Pies…
…my kiddos thought these were the BEST dessert ever! Instead of cupcakes, you should try Whoopie Pies this season!