Ahhh September

I love the changing of the seasons. I enjoy each season individually, but I’m always ready for the next one to come along. I love fall with its cool, crisp mornings, trips to the apple orchard, evening walks, being able to play outside throughout the day, and of course the leaves!!

September is especially fun now that I have two little ones with birthdays this month. I cannot believe that Belle will be 6 years old and my baby will be one! Nevertheless, there are parties to plan and cakes to bake. The fun thing about having two little girls born so close together (they are one day apart-4 years and 364 days apart to be exact!) is it’s so easy to compare stages when they are happening in the same time frame. Also, having Little Lamb the same age during the same seasons makes hand-me-down clothes so wonderful. I can’t wait to dress her in Belle’s special birthday outfit from Gymboree! I’m not sure the shoes will fit, but they aren’t the best crawling shoes anyway.

Little Lamb doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to take those first steps nor has she gotten any teeth. Seems she’ll be on a similar time line as her brother on those milestones. He was 12 months and 14 months, respectively. She does wave and say Bye-bye. She can also say lots of her consonant sounds and she still loves to growl. It seems that 11 months is the new 6 months around here. You know, the point when the needless crying slows down and playing happily on the floor commences. You can still count on at least one bout of screaming in the car if you take her more that 20 minutes away from the house. It’s difficult to tell how many of those are sparked by her brother, because he tends to look guilty whether he’s had a hand in it or not!

And now I have a cool picture I took last week after a warm afternoon rain shower.

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The steam was billowing up in columns that reminded me of New York City subways.

Have a wonderful and safe labor day weekend!

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2 Responses to “Ahhh September”

  1. I see what you are saying about the comparison factor. It’s also nice to sneak in a double celebration. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Just got back from a trip to Yellowstone … looked a lot like your yard! ha!

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