I always am so sad to see summer go, but we have been seriously fall-ing it up and it’s made the change in weather a bit more bearable! I have, yet again, been leaving my ‘good camera’ by the wayside and honestly, even my iphone photo taking has been slacking! I stole a lot of these photos from Andrew’s phone—so this is a rare post where there are actually quite a few photos of me!
We have made it a tradition to go to our old high school’s homecoming parade every year. Lyla LOVES parades and this one threw out crazy amounts of candy, so it was extra great! (I swear she was having fun—that picture with me was just her being stubborn because she was NOT in the mood for photos! I had to sneak that one of her and Andrew…)
Have I mentioned how great our town is? We stopped by this local fall festival after Lyla’s dance class one morning and they gave out free pumpkins to decorate (she chose to make hers a kitty face—of course), had a free bounce house, free face painting, and some other fun FREE stuff. Honestly though—how often do you find things that are actually free anymore?? I sometimes feel funny about still living in the town I grew up in (and there are certainly things about it that I’m not very fond of) but this fall has made realize what a great community it is. Every weekend we find fun things to do, especially for kids.
Penn State’s Arboretum is a favorite spot of ours (the new kids area is amazing!) and they were having a little fall fest last weekend. We walked around a bit and then got some kettle corn and sat and listened to a band play.
During the week, Lyla and I made apple dumplings (my specialty!). She was actually super helpful and rolled out the dough and wrapped up the apples, with minimal help. It kind of felt like I was passing on some sort of family tradition of her, which was pretty cool.
So that’s what we’ve been up to! A lot of fun and not a whole lot of updating on this blog, haha. I guess this photo dump post serves the same purpose as posting regularly anyway. Tomorrow marks 30 weeks for baby and I’m hoping to have Andrew take some photos, weather permitting.