We celebrated his birthday a few days early since most of our family members had some free time over Labor Day weekend and it worked out perfectly! I'm pretty excited to have a kid with a warm weather birthday, since our other two have birthdays in December and January, and it's hard to do much outdoors with them. We still have really fun indoor parties but I have always wanted to plan a party with a camping theme.
I'm only about ten days or so late posting this, but our sweet little Dawson turned one! He has such an awesome personality and fills every day with so much joy. He is absolutely the piece that completed our little family. I like to call him the caboose on our crazy train...because that's how I feel most days!
It may not quite be fall here yet, but I'm in the mood for fall flavors, colors, and some much cooler weather. Our Dollar Tree store stocked our favorite allergy-friendly candy corn and mellow-creme pumpkins (unless you have egg and soy allergies...sorry!), so I stocked up on several bags. This snack mix is one of the easiest to throw together and satisfies that sweet + salty craving.
I'm loving the end of summer, fresh, ripe fruit I can find in our local grocery stores these days. Fresh Colorado peaches everywhere! I decided I couldn't pass them up and was craving a peach pie something fierce. But my newest love when it comes to fruit is blackberries. I found some organic blackberries on sale and had to have them too.
Easy, kid-friendly, on the go foods are one of my favorite things. There are so many times when we have to grab dinner in a hurry in order to get to one activity or another on time. Our freezer is usually stocked full of corn dogs, fish sticks, chicken nuggets, etc. as convenience foods for those nights when I don't want to cook and our boys can just make themselves something. But I don't like to resort to that too often if I can help it.
We are back to school and our old daily routines are going in full force! It's been a crazy few weeks around here getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully we'll find our way here soon and I'll stop feeling like I'm forgetting everything every single day. Gah! I'm ready for a relaxing vacation any time now.