This weekend Zack and I took the girls for some fall fun. We drove up to OKC for the day and made our first stop at Myriad Botanical Gardens Pumpkinville. We’ve never been before and it was really neat. They had the entire thing was decorated in storybook theme, lots of things for kids to play and climb on, pumpkins to buy, trails to walk through, etc. Then we drove the girls to Moore to visit the Orr Family Farm. It was super busy because it was a weekend but a lot of neat things to keep the kids busy. I think it was Paisley’s favorite place of the entire trip and Scout enjoyed their chocolate chip cookies. It was a great weekend. Fall, could you just stay forever?
Life has been a whirlwind lately since Paisley started school. I’m hoping by next week I am back on to blogging regularly. This weekend I came down with a lovely bug from daycare so I was down for the count while hubs worked a 48. So thankful for my parents who helped man the girls Saturday evening and most of Sunday. Last night I felt well enough to see progress on my parent’s new house and then check the cows. Paisley’s longhorn Rose stopped to say hello. She has the prettiest lashes and is such a good mama. We took the girls on the golf cart through the pasture and caught this little gem on video. Listen for our two little cows in the back ground. LOL
This girl has been walking non stop and finally started to wear shoes. She is seriously hilarious and is loving her mobile freedom. Her sister started to “
walk run” about the same age. Time to break out the Nike’s again. We realized that she too has known for sometime how and probably has been walking because she didn’t take the traditional toddle steps. She just headed towards dad and didn’t have a care. Little mess.Said shoes. I can’t handle the cuteness of baby Birkenstock lookalikes. Gymboree. Go grab them. And those little tiny pigs. <3 I started a new book. It has been on my must read list for sometime and I sort of forgot about it until I saw the movie trailer last week. Yeah, I won’t be wearing makeup to that one. The book is amazing so far. Go to the library, y’all.The only snap chat filter that removes “most” of the bags under my eyes. You could pack for weeks in them. #momstatus SC: sweetkenzielouThursday was hair day for Mom and Pais. She wanted to “paint her hair red like Ariel” but Sheila had to decline the request until she’s at least 16. HA! I had a few inches taken off of mine, covered a few grays, and added a little dark to mix in with my natural and cover up the blonde I did for summer.
We also celebrated my best friend’s birthday with a mini surprise party at her house. <3 She shouldn’t let people know where the hide-a-key is. ;) Love this girl more than words can say and so thankful she is our little’s god mother. And we spent many nights visiting Daddy at the station, honking the horn and turning on the lights. I love that she still says “fighter fighter” and I’ll be clinging to that little voice for as long as I can. Why do kids have to grow up? I hope you all have a great week! I have a few posts lined up that I am excited about and can’t wait to share.
We celebrated Scout’s first birthday party on a Sunday afternoon in June. As tradition, we had the party in my grandparent’s back yard. The rain held off long enough for us to celebrate, despite being a little muddy. The party was a dream and one of my favorites to date. We had sub sandwiches, fresh fruits and veggies, plenty of sweets, and iced tea. My Nana helped me bake my first homemade pie, the cake, and I pulled most of the decor from my store and house. It was special to make those memories with her and I enjoy decorating a party out of things I already have and items that have special family stories behind them.I wanted the theme to be laid back, simple, and sweet. Obviously, we love us some Farmer’s Market. I thought it would be a really fun party to plan and do-and it was! I got to be really creative and think outside of the box. We had most of the adult’s food and drinks on the back patio but the kids stuff was all sectioned together outside.
I wrapped one of the trees with Polaroids of Scout over her first year of life. It was fun to see what all we had done over the last year and how much she had changed. One of our deserts was mason jar strawberry shortcake that was super easy to make ahead of time and store. Below it on the shelf was homemade grape jelly for the adult guests to take home. I loved being able to incorporate something that I enjoy doing into the party. And who wants to turn down homemade jelly? Our little “sandwich wagon” had the meal and fixin’s for guests to come grab as well as our mini mason jar sippers for the kids to drink. They got to take those home with them as well.
I used my Nana’s farm table for the kids to sit at. It also served as the “sweets and snacks” area. I had coloring sheets for the kids as well as wooden berry baskets to use as their plate.We had homemade Italian cream cake (Nana’s special) with apple and cherry pies. The cake stand that the pie is on was my Nana’s grandmothers. I LOVE family heirloom pieces. I used a lot of burlap and mason jars that I had laying around my house to decorate with. I have an abundance of jars and probably need an intervention with my collection.
Chelsea always makes my sweets for parties. She is one of the most talented people on Earth. She has a gift with baking + again, knocked the cake, cookies, + macaroons out of the park. The kid’s table was fun and they really enjoyed the coloring sheets.I bought this high chair junking with my mom one afternoon for around $15. It was a really ugly green color but I gave it knew life with a little bit of Junk Gypsy Paint. I LOVE how it turned out.I love this picture of Scout and Nana. I have a similar one from my first birthday. She wasn’t sure what she was supposed to do with the cake but enjoyed the cookies.The Farmer’s Market vision I had in my head came to life exactly like I wanted it to and I absolutely love how it turned out. I wanted the kids to experience their own “Farmer’s Market” and it was a hit! I bought cheap canvas totes and bushel baskets off of amazon. My dear friend, Cheryl, made all of the felt food for me. The kids also had little “market lists” to shop off of. The girls love playing kitchen at home and I knew most of their friends would as well. I love favors that you can take home and the kids will actually play with and use. The stand is a display in my store that we use to sell lemonade/hot chocolate throughout the year during main street events. My talented cousin made it for me.After all of the shopping excitement we had apple bobbing and the kids absolutely enjoyed it! It was so fun watching them (and a couple of adults) bob.My grandparents have an old teeter totter that we also had in the yard for play. So fun!Finally, we ended the day with mechanical pony rides and gifts on the back patio.
I can’t believe our sweet baby girl is O N E. I sound like every other parent on the planet but time really does fly, especially with a second babe. Our little Scout is such a doll and brings so much joy to us. I can’t wait to have more fun with her over the next year and years to come. She is loved!
- Photography: Aubrey Lisa Photography
- One/Fabric High Chair Banner: Pearl & Jane
- Printables, Invitations, Market Lists, and Stickers: Jumping Jax Designs
- Cookies, Egg Macroons, + Personal Birthday Cake: Scribbles Bakery
- Happy Birthday Cake Topper: Kawaii Toppers
- Chicken Banner: The Little Green Bean
- Scout’s Personalized Coloring Sheet: Frosting and Ink
- Felt Chickens: Wawta Shop
- Felt Food: CiCi Stitching
- Most Displays: Farm Girl Boutique
- Scout’s Dress: Gap
- Paisley’s Dress: Matilda Jane
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