Friday, September 23, 2011

Casey and Chris Fair's wedding

This weekend we drove down to Springfield and then eventually to Hillsboro to celebrate Casey and Chris's wedding. After I finished my class sponsor duties at the homecoming football game, we decided to hit the road and drive down to Aunt Molly and Uncle Adam's house while Miss Eva was asleep in the back. We were pretty tired by the time we got there, so it made perfect sense that Eva decided to wake up once we got there! Eventually we all made it to bed and rested up for a full day of cousin bonding the next day.

The kids stayed with the Daddies while Molly and I headed out Saturday morning to hit the Springfield twin sale. I was missing garage sale priced shopping, so I had a great time finding some winter wear for Eva... along with a few other ridiculous purchases (like a coat she won't be big enough to wear until she can make her own peanut butter and jelly sandwich). Then we headed to Grandma Kershaw's house for lunch and more playing until it was time to head to the main event. With all the excitement, Eva didn't get a nap at the normal time, so she was in a bit of a weird funk when we went into the church. We used up all our "be quiet" activities around the time Casey walked down the aisle, so Travis and Eva missed most of the wedding :(. But we all got to congratulate the bride and groom and chat at the reception.

The reception was absolutely beautiful and we had a good time. The food was perhaps some of the best wedding food I have ever had, in fact. Eva found the table that had bowls filled with Sweet tarts at around 7 p.m., so her energy level was through the roof for most of the night.

We had a great time catching up with everyone. I just wish my camera would have been functioning a little better so I could have captured a few more sweet moments. The best picture I got of the night was of my beautiful goddaughter, so I suppose we can call it a success... :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This really does seem like just yesterday...





Tanner's Orchard: Tradition in the making

For the second time annually, we celebrated Grandma Adams's birthday by going out to Tanner's Apple Orchard for the afternoon. It's a little bit of a drive, but totally worth it in our opinion. Travis and I have gone every year since we've moved to Orion, and it just gets better and better each year. The first year we dragged my pregnant little belly around, daydreaming about the trip the following year with a little one and all the fun we'd have. And now here we are, two years later, still fantasizing about how different it will be each year.
We started off the day with a delicious lunch from the grill before checking out the gourd displays and visiting the petting zoo. Then we headed to the kiddie play area. Grandma and Eva was just the right ages to get in for free (and no, Grandma, I won't say exactly what that cut off was) so they went crazy while Daddy and I watched from the fence. It was filled with all kinds of things to do -- pony rides, tractor/barrel rides, a big playground, pedal tractors, a pirate ship, a hay maze... and Eva didn't want to miss any of it. She absolutely loved the pony rides; so much, in fact, that we even obliged her two rides. Then it was off to the covered wagon to go pick our apples. Eva was such a big helper this year. She liked to pull the apples off the tree herself and put them in our bags. She also got her very own to nibble on and held onto it like there was a prize in the end if you didn't drop it. After we filled our sacks to the brims with apples, we headed inside to visit the shop. I am always a little nervous heading in because I know I could very easily spend wayyy too much money on homemade treats and holiday decorations. But we did pretty well in there this year and headed home after we checked out. Mom and I even talked Travis into stopping at a yard sale on the way home, and Grandma was excited to see new rag rugs for sale. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful time. I can't wait to go back again next year.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Day with Daddy

Travis had his Labor Day after the rest of the world, which afforded he and Eva a day all to themselves. Daddy decided to take Eva to one of our favorite places, the children's museum. They had a great time together and I tried to reserve my urges to be insanely jealous while I was at work!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Fest

This year I was super excited for Fall Fest to roll around. Even though the weather was a little less than ideal, we had a lot of fun. We had enough time to visit a bunch of booths, buy too many holiday hairbows, and play for a little while on the playground before the rain hit. It rained for a good long time, so we spent the lunch hour until the pavilion catching up with our friends the Nightingales and the McColloughs. The rain let up enough for us to catch the Labor day parade, but it was running into naptime so Eva wasn't very excited to watch the parade. She even fell asleep on my shoulder before it was over!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Doin' Hair

Although Eva still isn't crazy about getting her hair done, she does like to play with her many, many headbands that I purchased online on a night when I was lacking sleep and sense enough to realize no child needs 10 different colors of headbands.

Ordering her Daddy to put more headbands in.
Lookin' pretty in her pigtails.