Monday, September 21, 2015

happy fall y'all

My favorite season is in full-swing, although totally unofficially until Wednesday.  I could not be more excited about the weather getting cooler, dinners from the crockpot, leaves changing colors, sweatshirts, boots and football. This really is the best time of year.

This weekend we totally kicked off fall in such a fun way too! Natalie had her very first gymnastics class!  It was so much fun and I am so excited to see her grow into a little gymnast!  It's a "parent n peanut" class so this past week I did the class with her and next week Brandon will be doing it with her.  We had so much fun and I learned so much more about Natalie.  She is so smart and strong and brave.  She puts things together so quickly and she is totally fearless.  She had absolutely no hesitation jumping into the foam pit from the side or from the 2 foot drop!  I hope she never loses her sense of adventure.

After class, we headed to the county fair!  One of our first stops was the birthing center.  I was really hoping to see a cow give birth (and it seemed like one was close!) but Brandon did not think it would be best to stay for that and traumatize Natalie :)  While in the birthing center, she kept pointing to the big cows and telling me, "look, it's mama cow".  She is so stinkin' smart.  We didn't stay at the fair too long since it was after gymnastics and someone was a bit tired, but it was a good time nonetheless.  I loved seeing her eyes light up when she saw the cows and horses up close.  She is such an animal lover and it's adorable the way she waves to them and calls out their names and makes their sounds. While she was a big fan of the goats last year, this year they were a bit scary to her.  

Sunday after a quick trip to Target for groceries, we headed to Gaver Farm for their fall fun festival.  This weekend was teacher appreciation weekend so Brandon and I had free admission, as did Nat since she is under 2! It was an absolutely gorgeous day and since it's still early in the season, the farm wasn't too crowded. Natalie had so much fun on the slides, looking at the animals and romping through the hay. 

I love weekends that are so packed with fun, laughter and family time.  We've already done two of the things on my fall bucket list and it's not even officially fall yet :)  This is such a fun age with Natalie and I love watching her experience the seasons and take everything in!  She really seems to appreciate things this year so you can bet the next few weeks will be filled with fall festivals, warm apple cider, pumpkins and hayrides! 

Happy Fall, y'all!

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