We have an extra special reason to be thankful this year! Baby #3 is due July 6, 2014! It’s been a journey for us to get here but there is nothing I am more thankful for than the sound of this precious heartbeat.
As you can tell by the outfits, this was from a while ago, but with the holidays coming up and school getting out, I’d thought I’d share something super fun I did with Marion and forgot to blog about until now.
Also, big run on sentence right there.
I found this fun little tidbit on the MFAH website about Wednesdays, called Lunch + Look. Basically, if you buy lunch at the museum or at a food truck outside the museum and show them your receipt, you get in free. Kids under 12 are always free, so Marion and I got lunch and a museum visit on the cheap!
Pork belly steamed buns from Muiishi Makirritos was what I ordered.
But someone stole most of them.
We were going to eat lunch in the sculpture garden, but the rain had other plans.
The art museum is one place where a map surely comes in handy.
Little girl, big art
One of mama’s favorites
She loved this one
The illuminated tunnel that connected the two MFAH buildings might have been her favorite though!
Then it was time to go pick this slugabed up from school
With it being fall and (somewhat) cooler weather, race season is back!
Even for the kids!
As a side note, usually about this time of year we do the Great Pumpkin Fun Run but they didn’t have it this year. So we found another post-Halloween-yet-still-costume-themed run to do. Then my BFFs and I ditched the kids and went for bagels after. Win win!
She was a “little nervous” about racing at first
But that passed as soon as the gun went off!
It’s very hard to take a picture of a running child while you are running
Crossing the finish line all by herself
With her super awesome finisher’s medal
The race was also stroller friendly so I ran my first official 5K with the double stroller!
But the best part of the race? The jumpy house!
Or maybe the oranges.
Definitely the oranges.
Best picture ever.
This is my friend Cassie, celebrating her 1st place AG win in the 5K.
This is my friend Kristie, celebrating her 1st place AG win the 5K.
Imaginary insert picture of my friend Katy, winning 1st place in her AG for the 10K but I was a lousy friend and didn’t get any pictures of her win.
This is my husband Josh, winning 1st place in his AG for the 10K.
This is me with all my winning friends. I ate twice as many bagels as they did. First place for me!
Pumpkin patch time!
My little pumpkins
Eliza didn’t know you weren’t supposed to throw the pumpkins. This is her face when she realized she could hurt the pumpkins doing that.
There’s only one rule in the pumpkin patch
Well three really. The aforementioned don’t throw pumpkins.
Don’t sit on pumpkins.
And you can take home whatever pumpkin you want. As long as you can pick it up and carry it.
Yes, carrying it like a baby is okay.
Lala sized pumpkins.
Overachiever, she is not.
Mama’s pumpkin. Marion’s point of view(ish).
Earning their keep.
The final results are worth it though
For the first time, we participated in a Trunk or Treat! We had a blast and I was so happy that we were able to do it with the girls. Our neighborhood isn’t very ToT accessible but both girls were fired up about the concept this year, so this worked out perfectly.
Our little set up. Next year, we’ll go bigger And maybe Eliza will look like she’s having a good time.
Round 1 action shot
Analyzing the goodies
Getting candy from Daddy
Sorry Dad. You can’t hold a candle to Batman.
We had quite a crowd at church!
Unhelpful Elf was surprisingly helpful at handing out candy.
The pirate trunk might have been my favorite
He even had a treasure chest!
A super fun experience that we’re already looking forward to next year!
The annual Halloween parade at school is one of my favorite events of the year. This year, Eliza got to do it twice!
My little Princess Beans
Her balloon wand broke
I love this little girl
She apparently doesn’t love group pictures though!
Halloween parades wear her out – sweet baby
How ever great parade should end?
It was pouring rain on Halloween and I mean pouring but the girls were still excited.
Hi big girl!
I must have seen her five times and each time, she was so excited I was there.
I picked the girls up early so they could come home for a big nap and I love being able to see Eliza in her school environment. Dear Teachers, thanks for the cupcake and ice cream right before nap!
Such a helpful elf!
This was our last, fastest and most fun visit to Zoo Boo this year.
Seriously, in and out in 45 minutes with friends! On the Saturday morning before Halloween I might add. All those prep visits paid off!
The line just to get in. No joke, we brought breakfast and showed up 45 minutes before the gates opened.
Ready, set, RUN!
How many kids can we fit in a mongoose bubble?
The sign of true pros? We still had time for the pumpkin patch!
And then we had to go home. Whomp whomp.