Cutest Pumpkin in The Patch

We celebrated Sadie’s second birthday with our families over the weekend and had such a lovely time! Since we had the party during the first weekend of October, I decided to go with a pumpkin theme and enjoyed decorating and baking for the special occasion. 

Pumpkin birthday party decorationsPumpkin cupcakes for pumpkin birthday party

I baked pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream as well as chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner, had a bonfire, and even did a piñata! 

Jimmy had been working so hard all week to get our concrete countertops and recessed grill (no more see through grill!) all ready and installed for the party and he did it! Doesn’t it look amazing? He still has some finishing touches to do, but it was functional and we were pumped! Now we just have to figure out how to get Niva to stop walking on the counters 😉

Outdoor kitchen with concrete countertops and built-in grill

Moments I want to remember:

  • How excited Sadie was when she woke up from her nap and realized all of her favorite people were at our house, plus she was surrounded by balloons and candy. Life doesn’t get much better than that, right?
  • Singing happy birthday to Sadie. She was shy and confused at first and then smiling and happy. So cute. 
  • Watching Sadie enjoy her cupcake and open her gifts. She didn’t know what to do with all of the gifts she was spoiled with! 
  • Spending time with our families on a beautiful fall night. It was fun to see Remi, Caroline, (<– Sadie’s cousins) and Sadie play together, too.
  • Being so excited for Sadie to wake up the next morning so we could play with her new toys together!

Now, time for some photos!

Second birthday party with toddlers and number two piñataSisters with their babiesPumpkin cupcakes with pumpkin decorationFamily at birthday partyFall party decorationsToddler fall birthday partyGrandparents holding three grandbabiesLighting candles for birthday cakeTwo year old blowing out birthday candlesFall bonfirePiñata at birthday party and opening giftsToddler eating a cupcake

What a special evening to celebrate the sweet girl we have been blessed with! 

A look back…

Less to clean, bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and gardening

I figured out what to do with the jalapeños we got from people in our neighborhood! I made bacon-wrapped, stuffed jalapeños thanks to Amy’s idea 🙂

Bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeñosStuffed bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers

I just sliced the fresh jalapeños in half, stuffed them with cream cheese, wrapped them in bacon, topped them with brown sugar, and baked them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sadie and I had a sticker party the other day. Jimmy was out running an errand and I needed to do some cooking so I just pulled her chair and booster seat up to the kitchen counter and gave her some stickers while I chopped vegetables for a pot of bean soup.

She thought it was pretty neat to put stickers all over us.

Mom and daughter playing with stickers

While Jimmy was out running his errand, Niva decided to jump on our back storm door and break through the glass.

We have so many funny stories with that storm door, like when Jimmy accidentally punched through it because of Lola, Niva cracked the top pane recently, and then we just lost another to her jumping habit.

Husky broke glass door by jumping

My first thought? Well, that’s one less pane of glass to clean! 🙂

The garden has been giving us lots of yellow squash, zucchini, and arugula lately.

Zucchini, yellow squash, and arugula from vegetable garden

I got a cupcake order for our cousin Leia’s fourth birthday! I feel like I was just baking cupcakes for her first birthday. Crazy!

I had some cupcakes leftover, so I delivered a few boxes to our neighbors!

Cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles

I took Niva to the vet for her shots and they did curbside pick-up, so Sadie and I had to wait in the car while she was getting her shots and checkup.

Sadie got bored pretty fast, so I decided to take her outside to walk around and realized I didn’t put shoes on her before we left.

Barefoot toddler picking flowers

Oh well! Sometimes you just have to go barefoot and pick flowers while you wait for your dog to get shots because you can’t go into the vet’s office. This is 2020!

Have you had an “this is 2020” moments lately?