Happy Friday!! I hope you've had a nice week. We were busy, stayed up too late watching Election coverage and are enjoying the lovely Fall weather. I have lots to look forward to in the coming week so I think the week flew by for me. My parents are coming up to visit, my birthday is next week and we're making plans for our Thanksgiving break. It's Kevin's Fall/Thanksgiving break so we have the whole week off together :)
Favorite parts of my week:
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I feel like people either love or hate professional photo shoots. I LOVE them and LOVE having the moment in time documented for my family. I booked a session with our local photographer that has been taking Fletcher's baby pictures and set a date to meet at our favorite local park. I planned outfits around Olive's dress and we had a great time. My husband does not love professional photo shoots, but he loves me so he went along with it. We kept it under 30 minutes, had a great time and I can't wait to get our pictures back!! I am hoping to get some great photos to hang in our house and a Christmas card picture.
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SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR
We are in full Thanksgiving mode at our house. We got our turkeys out and are working on several fun craft projects. I'm going to share them with you next week so stay tuned for some fun ideas to do with your kids, nieces, nephews or friends. We are also LOVING the gorgeous Fall weather we've been having. We squeezed in a few walks this week. My kids are getting up early and we're trying to work on going to bed early to balance it out. Daylight Savings Time is great in the mornings to wake up to the sun, but this getting dark before dinner isn't my favorite.
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SALTED CARAMEL MOCHA
I have really started enjoying iced coffee in the afternoons and I picked up a new flavor this week. I usually just buy the Mocha Light, but they were out so I am enjoying this new flavor. International Delight is my favorite and it's under $4 for this huge carton. It lasts all week so think of all of the money I'm saving by drinking my coffee at home :)
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I got some birthday booties in the mail this week and have already worn them a few times. They're so comfy and I love the color. I'm sure I'll be wearing them all the time this Fall and Winter. They're Lucky booties from Macy's and have zippers on both sides, a perfect little heel and cushy inside. Perfecto!!
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I've mentioned before that I love all things presidential so I really enjoyed doing things for Election Day with my family. I've voted in several presidential elections over the years and sometimes I'm thrilled with the results and other years I'm disappointed. I guess that's just part of the process.
I took my kids to early vote with me and then we did some fun things at home the day of - flag meals, candy voting, patriotic sundaes and watching election coverage. I know the results of a Donald Trump victory got mixed reactions, but I'm hopeful and excited to see what the future has in store for our country. I'm hopeful that we're teaching our kids to participate in elections, to care about our community, to be patriotic and to invest in making our country a better place.
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Olive got a letter from her favorite Princess Sofia in the mail this week! She wrote to her about 6 weeks ago and was thrilled out of her mind to get a real response. She also has decided it's finally cold enough for leggings. She agreed to wear her Cinderella outfit when the temps hit 40.
Fletcher wants to sit up, stand with help, pull up on everything and is so anxious to be on the move. He was thrilled to sit on this car and pretend drive. I was less than thrilled at how big my baby looked driving his car. He's just 7 months old and he's quickly leaving his baby days behind him. He's also quite the baby tornado. Won't be long before he's crawling!
What was your FAVORITE part of the week??
I hope you have a really great weekend!!