Hey, hey friends! I hope you all had a great weekend filled with fall fun. Did anyone celebrate Halloween? We’ve been on a roll and I’m fairly certain it has quickly become Mitch’s favorite holiday, Thomas the Train plus candy equals heaven to a three year old.
I know I only popped in for a second on Friday and appreciate everyone’s understanding. Last week was busier and than anticipated and my heart told me to step back and be in the moment. So, let’s catch up!
Last week Wednesday was my last day of work before maternity leave. I’m beyond lucky to have two weeks off prior to my due date. However, the rest of the week was hectic. On Thursday I returned to work for a baby shower that was Halloween themed and beyond precious. We played a few games that I had never heard of as we dug into cider, donuts and caramel apples. Phil and I feel so fortunate to have amazing teams that support us and our family.
After the shower, I picked up Mitch and we decided to throw routine out the window in favor of fresh air and extra play time at the park. It was one of those moments where you know you’re right where you need to be. Mitch is at an amazing age and while I know he will be an amazing big brother, I worry that my time and attention will be split coming soon.
Friday started on a sweet note with a mom and Mitch baking session. I planned to use our ripe bananas in my favorite muffin recipe and thought, why not toss in pumpkin, too? The outcome was fantastic. Mitch loves to bake, so we kept on with a pumpkin loaf. Half of our goods are stored away in the freezer for go-to snacks and meals when little one arrives.
Friday also marked my next pregnancy doctor appointment. And while all is well, I was quite disappointed when the doctor told me, “Baby looks great, no signs of labor.” Ugh. I’ll admit, I was a bit defeated.
Saturday started with trick-or-treating through our city’s downtown. It seems we are all about the community holiday events!
However, this weekend was quite different from last – about 40 degrees different! Last weekend the kids were peeling off their costumes in favor of shorts. This weekend we were bundled in hats, gloves and jackets.
The experience was more relaxed in Northville, started earlier and had a few more shops participate. We wandered up and down the streets with the crowds and even bumped into a few friends. But the main attraction was hands-down the big fire truck at the end of one of the streets. Mitch was fascinated as he has a deep love for any vehicles, especially one that helps people.
The treat bag was filled and we called it a day just before noon. It was such a fun event that would highly recommend to anyone in the Detroit area!
The rest of the day was filled with naps, to-dos and a lazy dinner while watching football.
I have to say, while I am doing my best to heed my husband’s advice and rest during my time off, I am fueled by my free time. On Saturday alone I baked three bread loafs, tested a new breakfast cookie recipe (that turned out amazing and is coming to the blog tomorrow!), printed off pictures, updated Mitch’s baby book and started little one’s, completed some Christmas shopping, made a donation and cleaned out my closet.
Sunday started slow with extra time in bed. Phil and Mitch quietly snuck downstairs around 7 am and left me to catch a few more zzzs before I was greeted by the Happy Birthday song. Mitch and Phil surprised me with breakfast in bed, which apparently was to celebrate my birthday. My birthday is in November, but who am I to turn down some celebratory pancakes?!
And extra, extra crispy bacon, yum!
It made my day.
The rest of Sunday was spent at the orchard, playing around the house, grocery shopping and enjoying a dinner out.
Today, I am planning to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure before prepping for Mitch’s Halloween party at school. Yes, even more candy and celebrating to come!
Did you go trick-or-treating this weekend? Any Halloween plans?
What is the weather like where you live?