Wednesday, September 26, 2012

bam shots

we have another little soccer player in the house!
mr. b is lacing up the cleats, hitting the green and perfecting his "bam shots."
bam shots - his official name for scoring a goal.



yours truly was quite content to be cheering from the sidelines,
while sipping a pumpkin spiced latte 
and snuggled in my scarf on a chilly fall morning.
but...



when all the other moms are out there 
kicking it around the pitch with their future stars...
sometimes a mama does what a mama needs to do!  
dust off her skills from back in the day, 
complete with preggo belly and knee-high boots!.

bam shot!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

8 great years...8 great dates

to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary i put together this little gift for my hubby...
8 great years - 8 great dates!

i was thinking that with little one's arrival just around the corner, 
it's unlikely that mr. defoyd and i will be getting out very much in the coming months.  
so instead...we'll enjoy 8 great dates at home!
 
date #1 - you light me up like a jack-o-lantern
date #2 - 1950's diner root beer floats

date #3 - are you feeling lucky...game night

date #4 - baby it's cold outside...let's get cozy with a cup of a cocoa
date #5 - who needs cooking classes...let's stir up some yummies in the kitchen
 date #6 - would you like a cherry on top...ice cream sundaes

date #7 - tickets please...or $1 red box movie night in

date #8 - you are the final piece in my...puzzle

Saturday, September 22, 2012

1st day of fall


morning at the soccer field...
pumpkin spiced latte in hand...
hayride to the apple orchard...
picking pumpkins with my pumpkins...
caramel apples...
baking pie...
scooping seeds...
happy 1st day of fall!

Friday, September 21, 2012

squirrel art


my little squirrels have been gathering acorns for weeks.
bags, lunch boxes and pockets have been
filled to the brim with these little fall treasures.
it was time we did something with them...
introducing squirrel art by e&b!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

celebrating my sister

 a few weeks back, mom and i had the honor of
hosting a bridal shower for this sweet girl,
leigh, my future sister-in-law.

a wonderful afternoon celebrating with dear friends & family.
we are so looking forward to the wedding in just a few weeks.
love you leigh (my little brother is a lucky guy)!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

thankful tuesday, 9/18

  • phone chats with friends who speak just a quick as i do
  • acorn gathering with my little squirrels
  • embracing meal time
  • organization
  • top bunk snuggles
  • the parenthood ugly cry
  • kiddo birthday parties with sweet friends
  • pumpkins on the front step
  • battles against back-to-school germs
  • ice cubes
  • e's first soccer goals (2 in one game!)
  • when wes takes on the "honey do list" before it's even a list
  • lullaby requests

Friday, September 14, 2012

we made it...weekend

we made it...hello weekend!
and those pics up there sum up our friday afternoon.
quiet time, quite time, quiet time...because man alive we are pooped!

the first real week of new schedules, new routines 
and being officially in a new season.

we made it...phew, yawn, snuggle.
happy weekend friends!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

b's 1st day at little lambs

bennett started his little lambs journey this week.
the same sweet pre-school big sister attended and loved!
can you tell he was a wee excited?

 a few pics from his 1st day...


 happy pre-school journey baby boy...
we love you so!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

thankful tuesday, 9/11

  • holding tight on 9/11...remembering...never forgetting
  • fleece on chilly mornings
  • fantasy football banter...and routing for my first team
  • caramel...apples...caramel...apples...caramel...apples (addicted)
  • b's first day at little lambs
  • brother sister bus stop hugs & kisses
  • being a part of an authentic, vibrant and growing church
  • perspective during a not-so-bad moment...it's never that bad
  • my handyman, mr. defoyd
  • celebrating my future sister-in-law with sweet friends and family
  • old neighbors and wonderful memories
  • pizza and playground reunion w/the daisy girls
  • a new role - the next stop on my mercer journey
  • packing up my norwood office, moving into my boston office
  • the return of the bravermans

Friday, September 7, 2012

x is for...

x marks the spot!
a pirate treasure hunt for my little pirate...


it started with a mommy-drawn duplicate of our street, 
leading down to the river...


then we checked our map 
and started out for the hunt...


 we hiked and hiked until we found the "x"


 x marks the spot!
a bounty of neverland pirate snacks...



he couldn't have been more excited, amazed and 100% convinced it was a real hidden treasure (even if his mom just threw it under the rock 2 seconds before while he was distracted looking for worms). 
i love simple ideas like this, that rock the little's world.
hooray for treasure maps and when x marks the spot!