Fall

Pinecones and a Dog Bone

What do pinecones and dog bones have in common? Nothing really, except the fact that Sadie nibbled on both on Saturday.

Dog and toddler chewing on bones

Sader Tot is obsessed with anything that belongs to Niva including her water dish, food, and bones. It’s a good thing Niva is great at sharing.

As for the pinecones, we did some crafting! Jimmy went to a leaf raking service project at our church and brought home some pinecones thinking I would want to craft with them. He knows me well 🙂

Mom and daughter making bird feeders with pinecones

We tied twine around the pinecones, covered them with peanut butter, and rolled them in bird seed. It was definitely messy–I’m pretty sure I’ll be cleaning a mixture of bird seed and peanut butter off of every kitchen surface for a few weeks–but a ton of fun!

We plan on hanging them soon and I’m super excited to see what Sadie thinks when she sees a bird eating from her little homemade bird feeder. It worked out well, too, because she’s learning about birds and fall this week in school! 

Toddler pine cone craft

Toddler pinecone craft

Other fun over the weekend included a trip to Starbucks with my girls. Mama got a (much needed) coffee, Sadie got a chocolate milk, and Niva got a fun car ride. It was a win for all of us. 

Husky and toddler sitting in car together

Okay, I’m going to sign off now. I have no brain power left. We’re still going through the whole sleep/nap strike thing over here and my eyes are already heavy at 5:35 pm. 

Tell me about your weekend!

Picnic Lunch + Something I Haven’t Done In Years

I think we finally figured out the whole I-don’t-want-to-nap-or-sleep thing with Sadie: the two year sleep regression. Not fun! If any parents out there have tips… or coffee… or sanity they can lend out, let me know 😉

In the meantime, you’ll probably find me in Sadie’s crib trying to get her to sleep or chugging coffee, and I will admit I have done both of those at the same time, lol.

Baby and husky laying together

We had a little picnic outside on Friday afternoon. I packed Sadie a lunch and she ate it on top of her swing set and thought that was the coolest. 

I love those little moments so much ❤

Toddler eating on top of swing set

On Saturday I did something I haven’t done in years: I ran a 5k! Longtime readers of this blog might remember me doing all sorts of running back in the day. I very rarely run nowadays, but my mom wanted to do a 5k together so we signed up. 

We ran the Harvest Moon Race in Pittsburgh and whew was it a tough course! I ran the 10 mile race in 2011 and must have forgot about the hills when I signed up this year, lol. Also, it was cold.

Girl at 5k race during COVID-19

Mom and daughter after 5k race

My mom and I had such a great time and I’m really glad we were able to do that together. She’s already trying to get me to sign up for the 5k we watched her and my dad run in December last year 😉

What’s one thing you haven’t done in years?