Here's what this weekend looks like instead! On Saturday I made this Blueberry Buckle Coffeecake from King Arthur Flour for breakfast. It was delicious.
We did go to a Halloween festival in the morning but it was pretty disappointing. The main reason I wanted to go was for the advertised petting zoo, which was not there after all. Arg! Swede wasn't interested in any of the other activities - Bouncy House, Face-Painting, Trick-or-Treating - and the line for the Balloon Animals was too long. Oh well.. Can't win 'em all.
During nap time I finally tackled Step 1 from the Countdown to Baby #2 To-Do List: I organized all Swede's old clothes! All the newborn clothes are ready, and I have a box with 3 month clothes and a box with 6 month-and-larger clothes ready to go when needed.
Baby #2's newborn wardrobe!
We had a a nice day on Sunday. I was worried that the end of Daylight Savings Time would be a struggle for Swede but she handled it really well. As for me, I think it's so much easier to get up at 6:30 am when there's already some daylight than at 7 am when it's still pitch black.
We went to church in the morning and then played at home until nap time. I gave Swede one of her old newborn outfits for her baby doll Mabel and it was a big hit.
Please note Swede is also wearing my shoes. :-)
It's hard to remember when Swede was so little! But here's the proof:
We ran some errands in the afternoon and had dinner with Jonathan's parents, who gave us all their leftover Halloween candy, which I have already OD'd on. What's your favorite Halloween candy? I'd say the Reece's pumpkins, which I think have a better peanut butter to chocolate ratio than normal Reece's, but I'm also partial to Tootsie Rolls and Smarties.
Here's one last photo from the shoot that we did with Jonathan's parents a couple weeks ago. We didn't get hardly any good photos because Swede was really grumpy that day. This one pretty much captures the essence of the day.
Happy November! Good things happening this month = Thanksgiving, obviously, and Swede's birthday on the 18th!