This week we’ve been working on a better bedtime routine. Amelia has
gotten in the habit of waking up at 3 am and then staying up….It has
definitely been making for a tired momma. Amelia loves baths, so we’ve
been trying to fit one in before bedtime…she is big fan of the bubble
We went to the corn maze this weekend. Amelia was excited about ponies and chickens, and less excited about pumpkins. I rode a cow train with her, which was basically barrels pulled by a tractor (there’s a video on Instagram). Sadly they were out of corn, which was weird.
What did you do this weekend?
This weekend we took Amelia to a pumpkin patch….she hated it! It may have been a combination of the outfit she was wearing was too hot, and it was too close to nap time. We sat her down by a big pumpkin and she cried, but she liked the tiny pumpkins she could hold. There wasn’t a single smile from her in any picture.
This weekend we have plans to go to the corn maze with friends. I’m hoping we can get around early enough for her to enjoy it. There will be pumpkins, a small petting zoo, and hay rides. I can’t wait to eat some grilled corn!
Have you ever been to a corn maze? I mostly go for the food…
Amelia is a sassy girl with a super funny personality. She has started walking more, but not consistently. She enjoys talking, especially to her dad. I think she’s telling him about her day when he’s at work. She also likes to think she’s picking things up and eating them, like light and freckles. It’s hilarious. I can’t believe she’s going to be 10 months old in a couple weeks! Stay tuned for lots of fall fun with Amelia. I can’t wait to share my favorite time of the year with her!
I saw this quiz on Lariats and Lavender, which was linked from Little Chief Honeybee. I miss the good ole blogging days of meme’s, blog buttons, and what’s in your bag posts. So just for fun I thought I’d play along!
1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
There is lots of Amelia cuddling, because she’s a morning person and is pouncing on me and talking non stop. I ask her if she will make me some coffee, and we head to the kitchen where she beats on pots and I make coffee (because she’s only 9 months and can’t reach the coffee maker yet lol).
2. What is the 3rd picture on your phone? Share it!
My cuteface husband from 2011. I’m pretty sure he just got a haircut, which doesn’t happen often. I always take a picture afterwards lol…
This is an oldie from my Polyvore, but it’s pretty much my go to. Flannel. Cats. Red Lipstick. Mocs. Vintage. Coffee. Hat. Also now that I’m a mom and at home I do the most awful thing….I wear leggings ALL THE TIME…I’m iffy about wearing them out in public, but I might get there eventually.
Yesterday we went grocery shopping and just had to take pictures in front of all the pumpkins. Amelia got a little pumpkin that met an unfortunate end in produce, by the potatoes.
We tend to buy our pumpkins a little later in October for two reasons: 1. Neighborhood hooligans like to steal them out of our yard. 2. I want to get to carving, and they get all gross before Halloween. A few years ago, we had an awesome Halloween party where we all dressed up and carved pumpkins, that would be fun to do again this year.
I can’t wait to take Amelia to the pumpkin patch and the corn maze. I’m thinking for Halloween she might be Lucy Ladybird, from her favorite bedtime story. I already have a cute ladybug costume, I would just need to add some colored spots.
Amelia had a cute play date with baby Lucy today. They were just too cute!
What are you going to carve into your pumpkin? I’ll provably do Hello Kitty like I do every year.
I’m always looking for fun interactive books for Amelia. She seems to do better without paper to eat right now, so I’ve been getting apps and books on my iPad. We recently bought Lucy LadyBird by Sharon King-Chai, who used to design album covers for musicians like David Bowie and Blur. I was drawn to this book because the illustration on the cover reminded me of Eric Carle, who was one of my favorites to teach when I taught art lessons.
Amelia enjoys giving Fred Frog kisses, and the cute folksy song by Kristy Almeida and John Ellis that you can download on the website.
Lucy Ladybird is a wonderful story about friendship, sharing, and acceptance. Lucy takes her journey through the seasons, learning a valuable lesson on being different and the kindness of friends.
The artwork is beautiful, and the story is perfect for teaching. Amelia has to read this book before bed every night, and loves all the interactive features. You can learn more about Lucy Ladybird and get your own copy here.