I thought I would get a little more creative with my pregnancy pictures so I had my husband be artsy with the camera. I think it turned out pretty good. I love all the shadows and leaves in the picture.
Sidney asked for a Hannah Montana makeover in her room and a slumber party for her birthday. So, I went shopping and decked out her room and we invited four friends over to stay the night. Wow! I didn't realize what I was getting into! Only two girls decided to stay and later I was very thankful. Three nine-year-old girls can get very rowdy and I realized that an odd number of girls at a sleepover leads to hurt feelings. For some reason I don't remember being that emotional when I was nine, but I probably was. I need to ask my mom sometime. Anyway the important thing was that Sidney had a great time and overall it was a sucess. I can't believe my little girl is nine! She is almost to the double digits and she is going to have a new baby brother really soon! The other night I picked up Cinderella as our bedtime story and it was so sureal to hear her read it to me because when she was three I read that to her every night before bed. Now, here she is reading it to me with the same voices I used to use! I am thankful that I get to have another child to experience those special moments with.
I am at the point of my pregnancy where I feel sooooo huge, I'm never comfortable and my back constantly hurts. At night I can't sleep for more than 3 or 4 hours before I have to roll over or get up to go to the bathroom! It amazes me how much one month makes such a difference in the way I feel. Last month, I was feeling pretty good and I could get comfortable most of the time. Not anymore! This is going to be a looooooong month. I don't even want to post a picture of me because I feel so huge. You'll just have to enjoy the very fat cat. Well, I think that's enough wining for tonight. Good night to you all, I envy your restful night!
I'm sitting here sipping my yummy Christmas Blend Starbucks with Mocha Almond Fudge creamer and I'm reflecting on the fun night I had with Tammy and the little one. We decided to make some crafts and baked goods to sell at the Fridays in Farmland Farmer's Market. I really enjoyed baking all day Friday, it helps me de-stress. I know that sounds crazy but I really enjoy it! I made an apple pie, peanut brittle, and some surprise bundles. What are suprise bundles you ask? They are almond flavored cupcakes with a hershey kiss inside and frosting on top. This is one of my favorite recipies that my mother-in-law makes. The peanut brittle I made in the microwave if you can believe it and it is sooooooo good. This is my mom's favorite recipe during the holidays. Tammy made some carmel popcorn (which everyone raves about!), monster cookies, apple crisp and some really neat drink coasters that she made by hand. We had quite a good spread of goodies on our table. It was really neat to see dowtown Farmland come alive with all kinds of booths, people walking, and all the businesses open. We didn't get as much business as we wanted but during the last hour Tammy sold out of her carmel popcorn (some guy bought like 4 bags!) and I only had one bag of peanut brittle left. I think the best part was just hanging out with Tammy and talking to all the people that came by. I even got to plug our Fall Festivall for the church! Sidney and the little one handed out fliers for me to everyone they saw walking by. It amazes me how much kids are not afraid to go right up to people and talk to them, especially my daughter. She has always been like this and I admire her for it. She has even made me come out of my shell more! Who would of thought an eight year old could help a thirty-two year old be more outgoing? She's amazing and I hope she never changes that part of her personality. All in all we had a great time and even earned a little extra money! Emphasis on the word "little"!
The leaves falling, wearing sweaters, finally putting on socks for the first time since last winter, the smell of wood burning, the beautiful sunsets, that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, the bright orange and red colors coming alive everywhere you look, drinking hot apple cider, turning my oven on and baking again, and pumpkins sitting on people's doorsteps are just some of my favorite things about Fall. What are some of your favorite things?