10.28.2013

A FALL TRADITION

We popped over to a pumpkin patch this weekend to get some fun fall photos. Josephine is such a funny little girl. Maybe all babies are like this? She gets so serious in new places and situations. We thought we could be like, "LOOK!! PUMPKINS!" and she would giggle, smile, babble..something! Instead we got this blank, inquisitive look. Ha! She was very intrigued by the hay, though. So much so that some of it might have made its way in to her mouth..blech. Oh well, just building up that immunity.
We sort of befriended another little family with the most adorable, seven month old baby boy. They asked if we wanted a family photo and we returned the favor. Rarely are we able to get a good photo of the three of us. It's usually photos of just Josephine. Or photos of Josephine with either Pete or with me. The family was so, so sweet. The dad was waving their little guy around, trying to get Josephine to crack a smile. So thankful we were able to snap these photos of all of us and for other nice families who just get it.
Blessed doesn't even begin to explain how I feel about this season in my life. I am the first to admit, though, that there are days I lose sight of all of the blessings around me. There are times (especially lately) when I feel like I am on my last nerve and my last bit of energy. Josephine is cutting three teeth. She's also really fighting us when it comes to drinking her bottle, diaper changes, getting dressed. Boundaries are being tested in a big way. Deep breaths and a quick this too shall pass usually snaps me right back. But it's so easy to lose sight of the goodness, something I am very guilty of. Trying to be more mindful of this, and to focus on all of the things I am thankful for, which is a whole lot.
Fun house mirrors also happen to be a great reminder to just let it all go and smile....hope you all had a fun Fall weekend!

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