Hey, hey, hey! How are you guys!? I feel a little jumbled and behind on life right now, but I’m beginning to realize that’s my new normal these days. It’s a busy stage of life but a fun one thanks to this little blondie…
I wanted to stop by the blog today to share a few pictures from the week so far, as well as a few from our weekend since I didn’t have a chance to share a weekend recap on Monday. I hope your week is going well!
Scenes from the Week
- The Amazing Maize Maze
As you may have seen on Instagram and Snapchat, on Sunday afternoon Ryan, Chase and I headed out to Rural Hill in Huntersville to check out their annual Amazing Maize Maze and pick up a few pumpkins! We first found out about the challenging corn maze when we moved to Charlotte and had a great time navigating our way through the maze back in 2014. We decided to give the maze another shot this year and placed Chase in our hiking backpack before we set out on our festive fall adventure!
Though the height of the corn was a lot shorter than we remembered (apparently the continued drought this summer prevented the stalks from reaching their normal height), it was still a fun way to spend the afternoon. The maze included an activity map and crossword puzzle to help keep us engaged and a little less than an hour later, we found our way out! We’ll definitely be back next year!
- Birthday Party Celebrations
On Saturday, after we made the drive back home from Asheville in the morning, our afternoon was quite busy thanks to two birthday parties! We had so much fun celebrating Mason and Braydon’s first birthdays, chatting with our friends and watching the little ones run and crawl around.
The above picture cracks me up! Chase was clearly LOVING the bounce house at Mason’s party!
- Broken Toe Update
(That’s what bringing a 14-month-old along to the doctor’s office looks like… Spinning the doctor’s stool on repeat while we wait! Thank goodness for an orthopedic doctor who loves kids!)
On Monday afternoon, I headed back to the orthopedic doctor for my (hopefully) final round of x-rays for my broken toe. Apparently my toe was fractured in two places but it’s healing well and the x-rays looked good! The doctor told me it would likely be another 6-8 weeks before I can run or jump comfortably again and that sensitivity may last for 6 months to a year. What!? All of that for a tiny broken pinky toe? I’m doing my best to keep it taped up and protected at all times and hope it heals fast!
- Monday Night Dinner
Monday night’s dinner was a slam dunk! I ordered a Blue Apron delivery for this week and made the Baked Whole Wheat Rigatoni recipe when Chase was napping on Monday afternoon. This made dinner a breeze since we had an easy reheat-and-eat meal ready by the time dinner rolled around. I’m not sure I’ve ever cooked with fresh sage before (I always use dried) but it added so much flavor to this hearty baked pasta dish! Plus, as a big-time cabbage lover, I am always a fan of any recipe that incorporates copious amounts of cabbage.
- Visiting Carrigan Farms’ Pumpkin Patch
On Tuesday afternoon, Chase and I met up with my friends Laura and Lauren and their two daughters for a pumpkin patch play date at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville. Despite some unseasonably warm weather (85 degrees!) and sweaty kiddos, we had a great time on the hayride out to the pumpkin patch where we picked pumpkins off the vine and visited farm animals.
We tried to pose Chase, Claire and Ella for a cute picture at the end of our play date, but a golden retriever walked by and this happened…
When they each started saying their own word for dog (“dah,” “doggie” and “ruff ruff”), we knew the above picture was the best we were going to get out of our three animal-obsessed little ones!
And I think that catches us up thanks to the random pictures I snapped on my phone this week! Hope you guys have a great Wednesday!