Autumn 2013

It's about to get crazy. This was one of our last weekends before baby appointments, anniversaries, and holidays take over our weekends until Connor arrives. November and December are apparently just those sorts of months for us. We have our baby shower next Saturday, Dave's birthday on November 6, our wedding anniversary on November 10, Thanksgiving, Connor's due date on December 3rd, Linda's birthday (Dave's mom) on December 15th, Christmas, Dave's family coming to visit at the end of December, and then finally New Years. All that plus baby proofing our house, doctor's appointments, and making sure we have our car seat correctly installed shapes up for a jam packed next two months. We are so excited about it.

Thankfully we've been able to take some time to relax together and go on some fun little dates before the holiday rush. A few weekends ago we got together with family friends the Otterholts and made neat little tiered cookie trays. My mom and I had gone out to a local antique shop and cleared them out of clear glass plates and a few nautical ones. My dad helped Casey and I silicon them together with Dollar Store glass candle holders. They turned out pretty great! I'm excited to use them to display snacks and treats at the baby shower this weekend.

Dave and I also went for a walk down to the little neighborhood pond to visit the ducks. This is one of our favorite little features of our neighborhood. It's just down the road from us and there is a sad little set of steps down to the pond. The ducks obviously get fed by the neighbors all the time because they are certainly not shy. Last time we visited the little pond was when we moved in during the summer and the lily pads were a lot less overgrown then. It's still beautiful though and we love sitting at the little bench there to read.

Today we finally went to the cute little pumpkin patch literally 2 minutes down the road from our house. They have Christmas trees, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and a corn maze! It is simple, but adorable. We were really surprised actually. The quality of the pumpkins were awesome, we got to run into our neighbors and chat with them, we even checked out the Christmas trees (even though we just bought a fake one from Costco). There's something so "small town" about having a local pumpkin patch in our neighborhood that just makes me so happy. We went with our really good and extremely photogenic friends the Moshofskys. We love them. Check out the photos! Connor is as big as the pumpkins we picked out!