Things have been crazy since my last post! Sometimes I don’t know what’s more hectic…the summer with things planned every weekend or the fall with MORE things planned every weekend! My birthday & Natie’s along with several family members are in the fall, add fun fall activities and we’re always booked solid! Once November comes I try my hardest to give us some time to just “be” before booking again for the holidays.
Well, let’s see…Oh! BIG thing…little man Natie started Kindergarten this year! He’s adjusting great but has mentioned how much more work they do compared to preschool. The amount of homework they get is…well….a LOT! Kindergarten has changed from when I was in it many, many moons ago! I think I played dress up & ate paste all day. I even remember naps. No more, which is fine being Natie stopped taking them a couple of years ago anyway. Here are some pictures of his first day. (swoon)
Walking to the bus stop… this picture speaks volumes…
Soon after the first day of school soccer season started! Natie has never played so I wasn’t sure if he’d like it but boy he does! He does fantastic at it too. As much as he loves t-ball, soccer is definitely his favorite. The constant moving is what helps keeps his focus.
For my birthday – apple picking…pumpkin picking…CHECK…CHECK!
Darn Saturday’s where Daddy has to work…
We’ve also been busy with Halloween! It was never a favorite holiday of mine until I had Natie. I was always obsessed with fall & harvest things, but when Natie came along & fell in love with dressing up & decorating….I did too!
Here’s a fun Pinterest project for Halloween – Tomato Cage Ghosts ~ A very simple project that is adorable to boot!
Can’t forget out favorite fall activity – Boo at the Zoo – Bronx Zoo that is!
It was so much fun. Very strange having random people taking pictures of you throughout the entire day. Following us around. Screaming – “There’s the witch!” Little girls love witches! HA…I had one following me around the café and store. It was cute though! Lots of people giving us thumbs up and the staff was so happy saying we were the best dressed family there. One lady even came up to use while eating and asked to take our picture…while eating… Natie said “that was awkward!”
For Halloween Rich & I dressed the same while taking Natie out for Trick or Treating, but the little man changed things up & went as a Marine. He was a big hit as always. Saluting the homes that gave him candy. The men who were vets were so proud. It was a great night!
…oh and another big night for us was Natie’s 5th birthday! We ended up taking him to Medieval Times and he had a blast! (and yes, he dressed up too!)
All in all it’s been a blast…despite me getting some 24 hour stomach bug, and Natie & I having these head & chest colds that we can’t seem to shake.
The diet & exercise part of my life has been on hiatus. I’ve been mindful – even with the darn Halloween candy in the house, but there’s been no real game plan. I have yet to juggle life and staying on track. My weight has remained the same – up & down a couple lbs. here & there, which is great in my book. I’d rather stay on top of it & maintain then say – “Oh my…WTF happened?!”…because let’s face it – we all know what happens!