Fall is my favorite season. I love the crispness of the air and the crunch of the leaves and the warmth of socks and sweaters. The weather this week is supposed to be very fall like. Something I welcome. 60's and partly sunny. The leaves are starting to turn and fall a bit. I enjoy being outside much more now than I did several weeks ago. Sometimes in the summer I feel a bit like a vampire because of my dislike for the bright sunny days. It's not that I don't enjoy the sunshine I just don't like such direct glaring sun in my eyes! And the sweating that generally comes with it. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a good sweaty workout, just not while I'm walking from the house to my car!
This past weekend I spent most of Saturday scrapping! I met my friend Lisa at Archiver's about 1pm and we scrapped until 11pm! I was great! I got three nice layouts mostly done. Just a few finishing touches to add at home. The first layout took me a long time to do! I'm amazed at my slowness sometimes. Although we did spend the first hour or so talking! Which I don't mind either. I was very happy with what I accomplished though and will post pictures of my work this week. Lisa completed a whole album while we were there of a trip she took a couple of summers ago! She was very productive! I enjoy scrapping with my friends but sometimes the other people at the crops get on my nerves. Mostly because of how loud they talk! It was jam packed too! I won a prize too! I got to pick a free item out of the dollar spot! I got a cute little Halloween stamp set.
Unfortunately I couldn't fall asleep when I got home and then Owen decided 2:45am would be a great time for a snack! Sunday my best friend's daughter came over for the day to play. Owen always has a great time with her and talks about her for days after we've seen her! They played very well together and took a blissful 2 hour nap which I also enjoyed!
This coming weekend I'm going to scrap again with BJ! We've not decided where and when but two weekends in a row is very exciting!
Today we had an appointment with Owen's neurologist. Just a check-up appointment. He thinks Owen is doing very well and doesn't need to see him back for a year. He reitterated that the ischemia that Owen suffered is in a part of his brain that doesn't affect his cognitive abilities. He said that if there is a place that one would prefer it occur that it would be there. I also asked him if this is something that is hereditary or could have been caused by something I did or didn't do during pregnancy and he said no on both accounts. It's just something that was unique to Owen's brain development and happened inutero.
I thought today would be a good day to post a little list of some of my favorite fall things:
1. Smartwool socks
2. Mammouth Crocs
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory
4. Hot chocolate
5. Tomato soup
6. The Office (Jim & Pam got engaged!!!)
7. Warm sweaters
8. The changing leaves
9. Picking apples at the apple orchard
10. Gearing up for birthdays and Christmas (Between September and the beginning of March there are 10 birthdays in our family!)