making birthday cakes for daddy morning tea (wondering if it's time to find love for coffee) red leaf and red wall driveway sleeping in his beloved pumpkin building the daily 'train' baby hat in the works evening walk happy birthday to james
We went to the library last week and when they told me our books were due in November I was startled. We've had perfect weather this fall and I'm thankful, but also nowhere near prepared for the short winter days ahead. I won't let my thoughts drift to the snow and clanging radiators just yet, for now I will look forward to carving pumpkins, a few more cider doughnuts, and seeing what Little Smith thinks of the spectacle of Halloween. Sadly no hand made costumes this year. I've been trying hard to pick my battles these days, and pulling an all-nighter to sew felt just didn't seem worth it. Next year!
James turned 35 this week and we celebrated by making him a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. Little Smith picked out his very own gift for pop, a Matchbox Jeep (wasn't that thoughtful?). He was so excited to give it to him that he was nearly trembling by the end of the day.
He has been loving preschool (twice a week), loving the changing leaves, and also driving me completely nuts almost every day. I know that three is supposed to be rough and we're seeing the signs of a challenging year already. He is so smart and funny and charms me to pieces, but boy can he scream and throw a tantrum when he doesn't get his way or is just plain tired. I'm hoping some of this is short lived... ready for an easy cycle here. He is adorable with his sister and so far hasn't directed any of his frustrations towards her, which is a relief.
Our baby girl is such a dream. I'm always hesitant to say what a pleasure she is because I don't want to jinx it, but truly she is full of smiles, sleeps well, rarely cries... the kind of baby that makes people want to have babies. She spits up constantly (Little Smith never spit up once), so lots of laundry is my one and only complaint. We are so crazy lucky!
I am still feeling a little run down, a little behind on everything, and a little chubby in all my clothes... but so very content and grateful to be exactly where I am right now.