We had the privilege of cheering on Brad and Michelle (Chantel's younger sister) in this year's TC marathon. Mom and Steve joined us and we made a morning out of it. James (and the girls) saw a glimpse of what their obnoxious mother will be like at their future sporting events. I love a good competition.
Monday was the first cool, crisp fall day and we headed to an apple orchard/working farm with so many wonderful friends in our church family. Reagan and James were in heaven with the animals and big kids. Elle hung out in the ergo but eventually warmed up to the big crowd and had a grand time! So thankful for the amazing families my littles are growing up with.
This picture makes me laugh. Reagan and her dear friend, Abi, couldn't believe how funny this was! Reagan adores Abi and follows her around everywhere she goes. Couldn't think of a better little girl for her to emulate!
I can't believe it's September. This summer was so satisfying. We did a lot and then sometimes didn't do much at all. Many days my babes were independent, easy and sweet. Sometimes they tugged at my legs all day or we lived on the living room floor with all 3 fighting over my lap amidst piles of books.
We spent tons of time outside. We beached, parked, pooled or playdated 4 days a week. JD and I got addicted to "LOST." He made me lots of amazing cocktails and we stayed up way too late laughing, chatting and just being next to eachother. James became our chatterbox, learning words left and right. Elle has become more quiet, more fearless and REALLY into anything that buckles. Reagan went from long naps to rests in her room and just said goodbye to her nighttime pull up. JD worked hard and experienced great success in the office. We worked hard at home and got a hold on more of our kids' hearts. God is teaching me to keep my eyes on Him more and myself less. That's all I want.
Now onward to football, baby z and p, trips to the orchard (aka donuts), BSF, and lots of soup on my meal plan!
I took a zillion pictures per usual as we traveled from MN to MI to NY and back again, with a pit stop at Gwynnie's beautiful Linwood. Here are some of my favorites. Best parts of vacation: introducing my extended family to my sweet twinnies, being served by my amazing mama, and laying out in the sun one afternoon uninterrupted with my man for more than three hours!