Today has been busy, and in the best way possible. We’ve been blissfully busy this week which was filled with some vacation time, nesting time and more nesting time. Hector has had some wonderful feedback on some life changing things so thank you GOD. Some of our life will be back to normal sooner rather than later. I can finally breathe (well sorta, I’m a bit crowded in the lungs area). It is amazing what faith does to you, how family and friends comfort and encourage and send positive vibes your way. They make such a difference.
We love Halloween in this house. I love to decorate, I love to carve pumpkins, toast pumpkin seeds and spend time with friends and family in fun costumes. Although this year will be low key, or CRAZY because of a new baby. I’ve done a bit o’decorating and some thrifty Michaels shopping for our annual pumpkin carving/painting weekend… 60% off fallish sprigs gave me this fantastic inspiration:
It now looks lovely on our front door:
All for a whopping SIX dollars! Those pretty colorful leaves are leftovers from a beautiful bouquet my best friend sent me, I’m so happy they get to happy greet people at my front door for the season. Like I said, I’ve been nesting like crazy, I want just everything to be perfect everywhere and today – it was! We had our nephew and fam over for some pumpkin decorating:
I’d say they were happily entertained for a whole 10 minutes, then chased each other around the house for several hours. Evan crashed in his high chair about 30 minutes after Jay and fam left and I’m pretty sure he is out for the night <3 – He had such a great time, it is awesome watching them together, Evan is 2, Jay is 6 and they play really well together makes me super happy that my little dudes will soon be able to entertain eachother and never be lonely <3
Here’s our damage for the day:
I’m off to clean out another closet, I’m purging and detoxifying – I’m also getting braxton hicks like crazy (and heartburn!!! omg. never ever ever have I had anything like this before)! Maybe baby will be here before 10/29 <3
Ever since I could remember we had perogies, sausage, and horseradish and beet sauce for Easter. My family always would go to Gene’s Deli for these Polish treats, so today I hopped along with the hubs, gma & gpa and my sweet baby, Evan:
My mom (gma) swore it would be packed and that we should brace ourselves, but we had missed the crowd and had a great time just looking at all ethnic eats:
We left with our fair share of goodies and ate like pigs when we got home ;-) -
There was a bit of playing & cuddling (of course):
And a super crazy tradition of coloring eggs. I cannot remember a year when I didn’t color Easter eggs, it is like carving a pumpkin for Halloween you just HAVE to do it or it doesn’t feel like a holiday. Some years we get more creative than others, this year was a take it easy year and we did it with gg (great grandma Betty):
As far as revisions… I would have loved a night with wine and movies and cuddle time. Instead all I see is nyquil and bed.
Good night and Happy Easter Eve.
Continuing with my “S” theme (well, it is just a coincidence, actually) – Saturday hast started off productive:
A quick Easter project:
:D – Evan’s first Easter basket <3 A little bit of Ribbon goes a long way!
We also are doing the normal Saturday clean up, Hector’s working on the fish tank (a monthly project):
A project he doesn’t like to do but we gotta take care of those little guys! :)
I’m enjoying my new playlist, blogging, thinking of new recipes for Evan (Spinach, peas and pear tonight), and picking out today’s outfit for running around. It is going to be such a beautiful day here in Chicago so I’m definitely pulling out and dusting off the Bob and wearing some bright new lulu gear. I’m still coughing quiet a bit so I’m praying fresh air will help.
We will also be doing a family tradition, Easter egg coloring and I will be taking a bagillion pictures of Evan in various “Easter” outfits. He is going to be so happy about it :D
We went to Tj’s last night and I finally picked up some fresh flowers, nothing more homey then lighting a sweet smelling candle and looking at freshly cut flowers (that lived through the night without water! lol):
Keeping things happy and healthy over here and wishing you a productive Saturday! <3
Tis the season – We start decorating for the holidays right around Thanksgiving and my mom couldn’t resist putting up her tree so Evan could see it:
He is a huge fan of lights so he loved the colors. This is the first year my mom has had a colored tree since I was little. My sister is less than thrilled by Evan adores it. I’m sure it reminds him of Baby Einstein a major favorite these days.
Evan got to wear his Patagonia hoodie today, as with all hoodies he was not the biggest fan but he sure did look cute:
You can always tell when Hector takes photographs because we always are bleached out ;-) I think we look like vamps (Did anyone see Breaking Dawn? We haven’t yet – Maybe on Turkey Day).
We hung out with some wonderful friends, did a bit of shopping and used some creative juices to create a festive burlap tree!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A tomato plant cadge
- Christmas Lights
- Sewing pins or a hot glue gun
- A bow or some ribbon
- Optional: An awesome interested golden retriever named Gandalf
Total cost for us? $0.00 Burlap was re-used from my Baby Shower – we always have extra Christmas lights and my dad is a tomato farmer ;-)
All you need to do is string the lights in and around the cone:
Cover in burlap – we pinned with sewing pins:
And add a bow on top – I created my own from some leftover ribbon from last year and just like that:
We will just cut off the excess burlap for a more polished look. Evan loves it:
he is so excited he is moving to fast for the camera.
Happy Holiday Decorating!