October 20th: Ella got to be the star of today’s pictures. The first picture is typical Ella… always happy, except when she’s not The second is Ella with my beautiful niece, Kennedy. The last photo is Ella getting tickled by Grandma (Nick’s mom). We had a fun filled morning with family then the boys went off to watch the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Texans!
October 21st: The kids were out of school today, so I decided to take them to Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch in Lawrence, KS. Kelly’s and Jacob’s best friends came with us and we had such a fun time picking out the perfect pumpkins, running through the hay bale maze and enjoying the perfect fall day! I absolutely love pumpkin patch day!
October 22nd: My friend Heather (from the Scraps by Heather Blog) had the most precious baby boy a month ago. This is me, spending my afternoon, holding baby Sam. It was not a bad way to spend a day at all. Looking forward to doing it again very soon!
October 23rd: Leah goest to preschool from 10-3 on Wednesday so I decided to go on a little adventure. I had the most wonderful day today venturing out of my little part of Kansas City to a restaurant I hadn’t been to before. My friend Johnna and I met at the cutest little cafe called T.Loft. I fell so in love with their space and had a wonderful lunch time catching up with Johnna. Afterwards, since I had a few extra minutes, I stopped at Trader Joe’s and picked up a bag of indulgent must haves (flowers, Cookie Butter, ciabatta bread, etc). It was a wonderful day!
October 24th: I started my morning off today by sprucing up my workspace some with some of the fresh flowers I bought yesterday at Trader Joe’s. I love hydrangeas, don’t you? Also, my friend Jenny and I had the best time getting in touch with our inner artist at a wine and painting night by Friendship Art. This was one of the funnest things I’ve done in awhile! If you live in the Kansas City area, make sure to check out their Facebook page for future events. They also do private events! Jenny and I are thinking it would be fun to do a mother daughter painting party… don’t you?
October 25th: This may be one of my favorite pics of all time, just because it truly describes my “happy place”. Leah and I had a lazy day, where we stayed in our PJ’s and watched movies most of the day. We even ate lunch in my bed, which never gets to happen! At one point, both Meg and Leah were asleep (or almost asleep on my lap). It was a priceless moment I am happy I was able to capture!
October 26th: As much as I hate that it is getting dark so much earlier, I can’t help but love how long that perfect “golden” light sticks around in the late afternoon. I absolutely love it!
Well, that’s it for my week in pictures! Thanks again for being here. Remember, for pictures that may not make the cut for my #ThisIs40 posts, you can always follow me on Instagram!