We went to Green Meadows Farm today. It was so much fun! Kaden had a blast, and Alia had fun too. Spotting a pumpkin. She yells “pahbah!” when she sees one. Kaden loved pumpkins so much when he was one, I was hoping Alia would too. She does :)Alia’s first horse ride! She was kind of unsure about it. I walked with her and she gripped on to my arm the whole time. But seriously, how is she this big already?!“I want to watch them clean up poop!”This place even has a train. Sling-eating goat. The ducks were a lot of fun. Kaden started out slow but he was soon tearing across the pen in a wild attempt to catch one for himself. He was much better than last year, and caught at least 3 or 4. At one point I looked up and he was holding a duck spinning around in a circle like he was dancing with it. It was ridiculously funny. Alia was a little wary of the ducks (and goats, and sheep, and chickens.) Just wait til next year, ducks. And the chickens! The tour guide told us that you can tell what color of eggs a chicken will lay by the color of their ear lobe! Who knew. Probably my grandma. This chicken K held over his shoulder with one arm while he tried to catch another with the other. We let Alia have a go in the chicken pen too. Brushing her off after a stumble. BFFs. Alia was thrilled when we got to the pumpkins & was very happy when I sat her down in a big pile of them.
I couldn’t pick a favorite of her with the pumpkins. Kaden took a long time inspecting all the pumpkins until he found the perfect one to take home.Last year’s trip to Green Meadows here.
Outside the weather has suddenly changed and it is beautiful. We’ve been having windows open, playing outside more, and everyone’s been happier. I love it. October is the best.
Last week in continued interest of using up last year’s holiday cast coupons we went out to dinner at Narcoose’s. It’s our favorite. The views are fantastic and the food is the best I’ve ever had.
pumpkin ravioli.The views at home are even better :)Do all kids love to sit in baskets? This is the face she makes when brother has something she wants. It means “can I have it?” He’s usually pretty sweet about sharing with her.
At the homecoming parade. I just love this little town. And at the game!Baking. We’ve been finding fun Halloween stuff at the dollar spot and Kaden thinks it’s the greatest. toes.We love our Legos.
and sitting in baskets.Helping dad. Pizza night. Crust from Whole Food’s bakery, almond cheese, mushrooms, onion, & Applegate Farm’s chicken sausage. It’s so good.And pantry break-ins. When she sees the pantry or fridge open she drops whatever she is doing to tear across the room and start emptying the food out. Just for fun ;)
Even though we live and work at Disney World sometimes we forget about all the fun things there are to do here. We had some coupons from last year’s Cast Holiday package that expire in a few weeks, so we decided to take the kids out to dinner and the parks last night.
We ate at The Garden Grill in Epcot. The food was so-so, definitely not the best Character Dining menu (our favorite is Chef Mickey’s, and The Crystal Palace is really good too.) But we chose it because Mickey would be there & Kaden really enjoyed it. Alia however did not. I was concerned she may be reaching the age where furry friends become frightening and that they were. She wanted nothing to do with them. By the time the third character made his way to our table she was in full force giving him concerned/angry looks as she backed away as far as her little body would let her. I asked her “You don’t like Chip?” and she forcefully shook her head “No!” Mickey she had a little more tolerance for, I think because we sang “bum bum bum bum bum bum” when he came by and she knew he was from the Clubhouse, but she still wouldn’t let him anywhere near her.
After dinner we took two monorail rides over to Magic Kingdom. Kaden feels the monorail is the greatest ride in all the parks.
The autumn decorations are up and look so pretty.
Waiting in line.
I’m so glad I learned to babywear with Alia. She tolerates the stroller, but she loves the sling. I got it out of the diaper bag & she saw & started bouncing up and down. I love having her close to snuggle too.Disney at night. Magical.
There are milestones that get discussed at pediatrician visits and in baby books, and then there are others that get less attention, but are exciting and defining nonetheless.
Big girl jammies. With separate pants & shirts, not an all-in-one sleeper. Beginning to bridge the gap between babyhood and toddlerhood.
(But she is not a toddler yet. She is a baby for at least another 6 months, if not a year.)
Nearly every day for the past several weeks Kaden asks me “is it fall time?!” I’d say something like, well not officially, but basically yes. Then he asks “is it Halloween time?!” to which I reply “almost!” & then he says “is it CHRISTMASTIME?!?!” Slow down there, K. Let’s take this one step at a time ;)
gDiapers sent us a few pieces from their fall collection. There are tops, gPants and even legwarmers that mix and match! We received the gLotus dress and gPants, which you can see on Alia. But there’s also the gVeggie tee and gPants pictured below, which is a nice option for boys. Read to the bottom for your chance to win a gLotus or gVeggie set for your little one!
The dress is really beautiful, and so soft. We got size 12-18 months (Alia just turned one) and it fits her now with some room to grow. The diaper is gorgeous, a really nice, rich color just right for autumn. And the leg warmers. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with leg warmers. Her daddy sings her the flashdance song every time she wears them.
Something about wearing a dress and standing up makes her look so old!
The sling is still her favorite.Now for the giveaway! gDiapers has offered to give one reader a Mix and Match top and coordinating gPant, plus a package of disposable inserts! Enter below :)
Hairbow c/o Fashions by Faith.