I don't like hot. I always find myself wishing away summer about this time of year. I start dreaming of pumpkins, cute costumes, baking... all the fun, cozy holiday stuff.
Noah's dreaming of colder weather too.
My ankle is still really swollen and bruised. It's definitely different being injured while also being a wife/mom. Life goes on. Laundry needs to be done, people want food, and I can't handle dirty floors.
Frankly, all this talk about Chick-Fil-A just makes me hungry.
Birthday preparations are well under way. Noah decided to help me with his birthday banner over the weekend.
He put the numbers in order like this completely on his own. So proud of him!
I mean, so what if the 6 is upside down? Close enough for me! ;)
Over the weekend, we had one of our family birthday get-togethers. It was my little cousin Seth's 10th birthday, so we did a little partyin'.
I had a weird realization that night, as I stood back and watched our family.
All of us grandkids have totally taken over. We're all getting married, having babies, bringing side dishes, lighting the birthday candles... it just hit me all of a sudden.
We're not little anymore. We're not just teenagers or college kids.
We're grown ups, creating our own families and slowly taking on certain aspects of these get-togethers.
Our babies are crawling on the floor. Toddlers are running around and making lots of noise. Wives are trying out new recipes, and we sit at the "big table" discussing things like money and vaccination schedules.
The "baby" cousin isn't such a baby anymore...
Things are changing a little. Life is shifting. It's a good kind of change, but it was just one of those "whoa..." moments.
And with that, I should also mention that we got to congratulate (in person) my cousin and his fiance!!
We've all been waiting for this to happen, and I'm so excited for them. His fiance is so awesome. She blended into our crazy crowd seamlessly, and they're perfect for each other. :)
(photo taken by my other cousin's wife, Brittany)