Hi all! I got a little behind on posting my #ThisIs40 photos, so this is going to be a long one! So far, 40 has been fabulous! Here is what weeks 5, 6 and 7 looked like for me, in photos.
November 3rd: We had Kelly’s 10th birthday party at a place called Sky Zone, here in Kansas City. Basically it’s just a giant, indoor trampoline park! Nick even got in on the jumping action, impressing all of Kelly’s friends with his impressive air. And of course, I had to get a picture of my girl blowing out her birthday cupcake candles!
November 4th: My sweet oldest baby girl turned 10 today. Kelly is the epitome of sweetness and kindness to everyone. I alway say she deserves the presents and cards on Mothers Day because she has the most natural mothering instinct I’ve ever seen. I love her with all my heart and am so incredibly proud to be her mom!
November 5th: It was a slightly overcast, gorgeous fall day today! It was the perfect afternoon to sit down with a cup of tea and my Kindle Paperwhite to read!
November 6th: Kelly got a new electric scooter for her birthday! I love watching the girls zip down the street together.
November 7th: Ella’s 2nd grade class put on a really touching concert at school honoring Veterans! She did an awesome job!
November 8th: Seriously, Leah cracks me up every, single, day. Don’t you just love this look?
November 9th: I decided randomly that I was going to clean out the pantry today. I got two shelves out of 4 cleared out and then, when everything was out on the counter, kind of decided I didn’t really want to do it anymore! Of course, I ended up finishing, but realize I need to do the whole “set your timer for 15 minutes” strategy instead of going no holds bar!
November 10th: I love quiet Sunday mornings and a cup of coffee and the newspaper.
November 11th: I feel like we totally skipped fall and winter is already upon us. I am so not ready for these kind of dreary days!
November 12th: It’s hard to believe yesterday was so dreary as today was a gorgeous, sunshiney day…which obviously put us in great moods!
November 13th: I went for a hike today while Leah was at school. It was super windy, so I didn’t last long. (I’m also wearing the shirt Leah informed me “looks terrible”. Ugh – gotta love the mouths of 4 year olds!)
November 14th: I know these posts seem to turn into the Leah show (in fact, I’m feeling slightly guilty because I don’t have a single picture of Jacob in the past 3 weeks) but Leah is who I am with 99% of the day, so right now, it is a lot more about her than anyone else! Plus she’s at the age where she is constantly begging me to take her picture!
November 15th: I sometimes still can’t believe that I get paid to create and take pictures of delicious food…and then get to eat it! (Apple Crisp recipe coming soon!)
November 17th: Kelly decided to make chocolate chip cookies, sporting a cute The Hip Hostess apron, all by herself today. They turned out perfect! I also got to take a little trip down memory lane getting Ella’s pictures ready for her Rock Star of the Week at school!
November 18th: I helped my neighbor out by taking their family photos for their Christmas cards this year. Aren’t they the cutest family? Leah says she is marrying both of the boys and says she doesn’t have to choose between them!
November 19th: Nick and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary today! This was the gift I made him, which was interactive and includes an ongoing 52 weeks of happiness!
November 20th: After having a house full of kids and every once in awhile wishing for quiet during the day, I can’t believe that sometimes on the days when Leah goes to school from 10-3, it gets too quiet around here. Today was one of those days, so I escaped to Starbucks for a half an hour for a change of scenery!
November 21st: I loved this morning. I woke up early and made homemade biscuits for the kids. The light was just so soft and perfect. I had to capture it!
November 22nd: While the boys were at basketball practice tonight, the girls and I had a “girls night in” with our new Wii mini and Mario Cart! It was a lot of fun!
November 23rd: You know it’s the start to a good weekend when it involves my favorite waffle recipe and browsing through the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive issue with Adam Levine on the cover.
That’s it for #Thisis40 for now! Thanks so much for following along!
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