Hey there! First, thank you all for your sweet comments on my post Friday! I was blown away by your support and perspective—you’re awesome!
Funny story: after I tweeted that post out, like I do with all my posts, some guy tweeted back that this was the definition of #WhiteGirlProblems. In retrospect, I guess “why I might have to unfollow someone” does sound pretty dramatic, haha! But you knew what I meant…right?
Anyway! How was your weekend?
We had perfect fall weather—upper 50’s and sunny—so there was only one logical thing to do:
It was actually an apple orchard—we were surprised that they’d opened their pumpkin patch already too.
But who cares about the patch! It’s the getting there part that really matters. A hayride pulled by a TRACTOR—Mason was riveted.
(Another prime example of his happy face looking awfully similar to his totally indifferent face…)
He was obsessed with that one green pumpkin on the end.
Actually, I kinda was too…why would just one pumpkin not ripen?
The orchard was SUPER toddler friendly, with a sandbox, ride-on toys, and all these random little playhouses.
One of them was full of real kitties for the kids to pet (or “pet”…seems risky to leave them out there all alone and unsupervised…?), but who cares because another one HAD THIS:
Guess what happened when we very, very gently suggested exiting this place: A) Mason said “sure, parents!” and high-fived us. B) Epic meltdown.
Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this framer:
We looked everywhere for him and finally found him deep in thought atop this ginormous haystack…
Either that or he climbed up there and requested this exact pic.
Unpictured are the apple crisp bar and pumpkin bar we left with. Mmmm fall…
On Sunday, we had friends over for an adult pizza party. In case you’re not familiar, since I just made that up, this involves individual grilled pizzas:
I only got a pic of a few par-grilled, pre-topping pizzas, since our house was OFF the CHAIN with kids running everywhere, and I was a little distracted. We had 6 kiddos under the age of 3 tearing through the house, and it was very much a “this is our life now” moment for the adults.
Here are the older ones hanging out on the deck:
You can imagine what the adults behind that camera had to be doing to get them all to look at the same time…
Going back to Friday’s post for a second: I’m going to start introducing some minor lifestyle changes, a few at a time, to help support my postpartum weight loss. Here are the first two:
–Eggs and coffee with coconut oil for breakfast every day (for now).
No more of my beloved cereal…
I’m sure you know how awesome eggs are—they’re chock full of protein and vitamins, with barely any carbs. I find it really helpful to start the day off on an ultra healthy note, since I’m more likely to want to “stay good.”
–No sweets until after 7 PM.
What?? Don’t people usually try to stop eating by 7 PM?
Here’s my thinking: the evening is when my willpower for sweets is at its lowest point, so I’m owning that and cutting them out during the rest of the day, when it’s easier. (I’m not interested in cutting them out completely right now…I mean, at the beginning of apple crisp season?? That’s crazy.)
Also, we’re not talking about some massive binge here. “Sweets” for me usually = a handful of Trader Joe’s semisweet chocolate chips. Have you tried them?? Oh man…so alarmingly good.
Wish me luck!
Have a great week.
What’s something you did over the weekend?
Extra points for fall stuff!
What’s a small lifestyle change you’d like to start implementing?