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Monday, September 28, 2015

September 2015

In September, we...

Went to Homestead Farms! Ever since I went to a parenting seminar that talked about the importance of weekly and yearly traditions, I've really tried to incorporate them into our daily routine and yearly celebrations. 

One yearly tradition we have is going to Homestead Farms to pick apples and jump in the hay. We started going back in 2013-a month after we first moved here-and have kept up with it ever since. I remember the first time we went, Sawyer had just started walking and we couldn't really do a lot, but sit him in the pumpkin patch and take his picture. Now, he's picking apples, jumping in the hay, and helping us with the wheel barrel. My how things have changed. 

Taste of Falls Church! Falls Church has a small food festival and we made sure to hit that up this year. We tried a lot of yummy foods and then went to the free kids tent where we all made door signs.

Celebrated 4 years! Wow, has time flown! On the 17th, Z and I celebrated 4 years of wedded bliss. We kept it really low-key this year and just went to a place called, SpaceBar. They serve over 15 different types of grilled cheeses and craft beers. Afterwards, we walked it off with a long walk around our neighborhood.

Had Rhett's 6-month appointment. I can't believe it's been half a year already.

Sawyer started school! He started preschool and loves it. Being in early childhood education, I know the importance of a good preschool/early education program and I love that we found one here in the area that both Sawyer and I enjoy. He had his first day a couple weeks ago and loved it. His favorite thing right now is the painting craft times. He's my little artist for sure.

Started ballet lessons! I wanted something fun and creative to do and Z encouraged me to get back into dance. I've only had one lesson so far, but I'm really enjoyed it. It's been a good break from reality and an awesome stress reliever.

It's been a busy September, but such a fun one and I'm really going to miss it. But excited for October though because Sawyer's birthday (3?!?!) is next week and then its Halloween. Sawyer's already demanded that we all be bunnies, but Papa. He'll be a carrot. Ha!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Homestead Farms!

Last week we went to Homestead Farms with Sawyer. I read online about a pumpkin patch and hot apple cider, so immediately I was in! What I didn't expect and the biggest surprise of the day was how much Sawyer would love it. Right when he saw a huge mound of pumpkins, he was in heaven. So much so, that he was too wiggly and squiggly for us to even  get a picture with him! Every time we tried, it was basically a picture of us smiling and him trying to shimmy down. And with that went my hopes of getting a decent fall family picture. ;)

But, as you can tell from the pictures of Sawyer, we had a lot of fun at Homestead Farms. Sawyer loved touching and climbing on all the pumpkins and he also couldn't get enough of the goats, pigs, chickens, and hens that were there as well. After the animals, we went on a hayride to a pumpkin patch and Sawyer clapped and smiled the whole way through. That kid. :)

And finally, before we went home, we grabbed a hot apple cider and stocked up on a lot of the local produce they had like yellow tomatoes, cauliflower, spaghetti squash, and apples.  We felt like we were finally celebrating fall and I loved, loved, loved Sawyer's excitement about it all. I hope this keeps up by the time Christmas comes around because it'll make the season even more magical for sure.

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