Goood morning, friends!! It is a very chilly 40 degrees here right now (which I know will sound balmy in a couple months from now). But until now, it’s been a gorgeous fall!
Going back to
, Quinn and I had such a fun day together! I put her in her new pumpkin onesie, and we ventured out to the Hike & Bike trail. I’ve discovered she falls asleep a lot faster in the carrier when I cover her head and eyes with a little blanket to block out the light. September 27th
After the walk, we went straight to Nervous Dog Cafe. She did great just chillin’ in her car seat while I sipped my au lait. I loved our little coffee date. I was even able to answer some blog comments while sitting there.
After Nervous Dog we went to a place nearby our house (JLC landscaping) that advertises mums & pumpkins. I put Quinn in the carrier & started walking around the rows of beautiful mums. The owners came out and could not have been sweeter. They explained they recently renovated the inside of the house on the property to become a shop too. They have a year-round Christmas room & the lobby was set up with festive Halloween decor for sale. They also sell Szalay’s corn (famous around here- it is the besttt). I picked out a few pumpkins, mums and a ceramic pumpkin for inside. And some corn, of course. Quinn didn’t fuss at all- she loves being out and about!
They helped me load up the car, and then Quinn and I headed home to set up. Having the new decor inspired me to do a deep clean of the house. It felt good to have it all cleaned up even though I knew it wouldn’t stay like that for long!
I also lit the pumpkin candle which made the house smell so yummy.
I even went into the basement and found our old pumpkin pillow that actually went so well with our current living room decor!
Feeling alll the fall vibes, I had salad and Amy’s soup for dinner. I like to add Kite Hill unsweetened yogurt as “sour cream” and some colby jack vegan cheese. I could really go for this right now actually… mmm.
And it only felt right to put the cutest mini pumpkin into the mini pumpkin patch 🙂
, I soaked up some cuddles with Moose. I still battle quite a bit of guilt not being able to give Moose quite the same level of attention I used to. DJ really has helped make sure he gets doted over constantly though <3. I know this phase is temporary, and I will be able to give him lotsa extra cuddles again soon (especially when she starts napping in her crib- but also not wishing away the contact naps either). September 28th That day, a couple fun books arrived for Quinn from our Aunt Terry! We just LOVE
the Bear Dunes in MI (probably in my top three favorite places I’ve ever been), so this book definitely is very special to us <3. Also Quinn adores this super cute puppet book- Itty Bitty Yeti!
Moose pretty much always plops right next to Quinn on the floor when she plays, it’s so sweet. He has become quite the guard dog since we brought her home. He growls and barks at people that come near the house like he never used to. The barking actually has become kinda aggressive- anyone ever deal with this? He will go ballistic if he even sees anyone out the window or hears the slightest sound outside. I so appreciate how protective he is of her- but man, oh man- not sure how I am going to get her to ever nap with the random howls! (And they are legit howls!).
, we put Quinn back into her sweet pumpkin onesie (she is getting lots of use of it this fall!) and welcomed October with a trip to Szalay’s with Gigi, Gordie & Ender (our nephew). Szalays is the i October 1st cornic farm & market. (I stole that from our Aunt Jean who used that on their recent podcast– too good not to include!).
It was a busy day at the market!! Families gathered under the outdoor table swings, mingled among the pumpkin patch, waited in line for corn and navigated the annual corn maze!
There were 8 pumpkins to find, and while I would like to say we found all of them in no time flat, we only found 3 over…well… way too much time. Ha! This maze ain’t for the faint of heart- these skeletons will tell ya.
Ender loved seeing the different themes at each pumpkin!
Quinn looked a bit skeptical that we would ever find our way back out, and she had a right to be!
Before we turned into pumpkins ourselves, we escaped. We then meandered through the market (I could do some damage with all the delicious local honey, fresh fruits & treats they sell!), and then we enjoyed the various pumpkin displays.
Gordie so kindly offered to wait in the corn line to get us all corn. It was sooo yummy per usual!
She was so tiny the
last time we were here!
We went our separate ways, and for Bachelor fans out there, Gigi and Gordie ran into Michael Allio!
That afternoon, I put in a grocery order. I meant to order three bananas but accidentally ordered three bunches of bananas. Hah, whoops!