I've been really feeling fall lately.
It's been unseasonably hot here in good ol' Indiana. We have record low amounts of rain for the month of July. We mowed our grass ONCE this month. We have been staying in instead of going to the pool. The thought of packing up everything we need and trekking to and from the heat-stroke heated car sounds exhausting - and hot.
So lately I've been thinking about all the fun fall things I look forward to every year. It's especially fun because Emma is at an age where she really understands carving the pumpkins, costumes, and santa & the elves making toys.
It's not to say I can't wait for fall to get here, I just won't be disappointed when it arrives. I'll be getting bigger and bigger which means I can wear stretchy pants and football jerseys on the weekends. (Nice visual, eh?) And even though I can't drink any beer, I sure can eat another bowl of chili wtih extra cheese because I'm eating for two. (Yes, I'm going to use that as much as I can, as this should be my last pregnancy and I'll never be able to eat like this again.)
Emma's already excited about looking at halloween costumes. I think she wants to be a princess. Doesn't every girl try that out for at least one costume growing up? She likes the one that costs $45. I am going to to my best to make one for $5.
And right around the corner, before the fall weather hits, is my brother's wedding. It's the first weekend in September and plans are coming right along. Emma is a flower girl and is very excited. My project this week is to scour Etsy and find the perfect hair accessory for her outfit. I want her to feel like the prettiest girl in the world that day. This might be a memory she has forever and I want it to be a good one. The whole weekend should be a blast. We're staying in our first hotel as a family of 4. We all have spiffy new outfits to wear. And I'm going to make sure there are lots of pictures taken.
As for now, I'm finally getting some energy back and it feels good. Cleaning has resumed at about 50%, and I feel less stressed about it all.
My garden has exploded with tomatoes and so I'm off to make my first-ever batch of homemade salsa.
Taco pizza anyone?