Fall According to my Phone

We kicked off fall with my birthday (although technically it was still 100ยฐ). Troy surprised me with a fancy handbag and I celebrated with my best friends at our usual dinner venue.

September included trips to the Natural History Museum and Wheeler Farm with friends.

Crew was adorned in bandana bibs and headphones while sitting in the boppy.

He’s the sweetest.

Blake built “machines” with anything he could find during quiet time.

There was lots of soccer.

Then it was off to Disneyland in October. Packing for five was so much work. Each boy got to fill one tote with toys for the road trip.

I’m not sure what I was more excited about – an opportunity to hit Pinkberry or Disneyland.

We went to Wheeler Farm again with kindergarten friends to check out the fall colors.

We soaked up any remaining warm weather days in November while we still could.

Crew graduated to the highchair, where he despised every bite of baby food for a month.

He did, however, enjoy ripping up his big brother’s art masterpieces.

December brought our first snowfall.

That inevitably led to sickness. Strep, stomach flu, colds, you name it.

We celebrated Blake’s sixth birthday with a pirate party and the aftermath was strewn across the house.

He wrote his first thank you notes to his friends who brought him gifts.

Crew learned to pull himself to standing – in his crib and every other surface imaginable.

And that wraps up our fall in a nutshell since tomorrow marks the first official day of winter. This fall really was delightful. I was so grateful to enjoy it without constant sickness looming over me.

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