Thursday, September 3, 2015

Our Unofficial Start to Fall

In our family, Fall starts on September 1st!  It's the day I pull out our decor, and plan a few fun things for Liam (and now Finn too).  Liam was most excited about all the Halloween & Thanksgiving books making their yearly appearance.  Keeping them hidden when they aren't in season makes them nearly brand new again.  He was also into the decorations; this was the first year he really wanted to help.  We killed a good chunk of time while he ever so carefully, one by one, placed pinecones, acorns, pumpkins, & cinnamon sticks into candle holders and vases.  I love how much of a helper he is! Sharing in my holiday excitement is simply the best! 
That afternoon I had planned to take Liam out for a hot chocolate date.  The temperatures weren't particularly cool, but Liam is always on board for some cocoa.  Conor was home from work early, so I decided to leave Finn behind with him, so I could have a little solo time with Liam.  But mostly because one is always easier than two!  We had quite the fun time together, with Liam just cracking me up left & right.  He told me that we could just "go the window" (the drive thru), but I insisted we make it special and sit outside at the table & chairs.  After placing our order, he exclaimed that "waiting is hard"...yes, yes it is!

Once we had our drinks & our table was chosen, it occurred to me that this was the first time I had done something with just Liam since Finn has born!  A whole 4 months had passed!  At first, I felt a bit guilty about this.  Conor has had plenty of one-on-one time with Liam, but I really haven't outside of Finn just taking a nap.  But then I realized that Liam hasn't needed it!  He truly loves Finn so much, that his baby brother has just become a part of our lives.  He doesn't seem to even remember how it was before Finn's arrival.  I told Liam I was enjoying spending time with just him, to which he replied "Where are Daddy & Finn?"  He really didn't seem to care much about our special time, ha!  I asked him what he wanted to talk about... "I don't know.  School?"  Such a threenager!  He pounded his hot chocolate and then insisted we head straight home to play with Finn.  While I expected our little outing to mean a bit more to him, it warms my heart that he doesn't seem to miss the days of just us!


At home the new fall candles were lit (Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin from B&BW is the hot scent this season), and we all enjoyed some pumpkin soup, 1st batch of the season!  I had a huge pumpkin aversion last year when I was pregnant, so I really didn't indulge in many of my favorite Fall foods at all.  This year I plan on enjoying it all!  To finish off our festive little day, Liam opened his first day of fall gift which was a new book (Only a Witch Can Fly) & matching Halloween pajamas.  Liam is all about matching with Finn, & I can't get enough of it either!


Cheers to a wonderful harvest season.
May your cups be full of cider & your house filled with pumpkin goodness!

11 comments :

  1. I love your first day of fall!! I think I'm most excited to break out my pumpkin candles/soaps/lotions again - sweet cinnamon pumpkin is my most favorite!!

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  2. Those jams!!!!! Love! This time of year is the best!

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  3. I LOVE the matching jammies!! Your little men are just the cutest! I hope Palmer adjusts to life with a new baby as well as Liam seems to have! And, a mama-son Starbucks date sounds perfect!

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  4. Um the matching pjs make my heart melt! So glad you got a date with your little man. How special! Also, all this Fall talk is getting me so excited :)

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  5. ahhh I can almost smell the fall!! I still have to take our Easter decorations down - just the one I forgot. I figured might as well wait until the fall decor goes up =)
    That is sweet that he loves spending time with his baby brother. But a little cocoa now and then sounds pretty nice too! Happy Fall!

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  6. Wyatt is the same way! We went somewhere the other day and he was constantly asking "Where Sissy?" Love the matching jammies!! The holidays are coming, best time for matching!! ;)

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  7. Liam looks so grown with his cup and watch ;) I adore Finn's pajamas!

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  8. Aww I love that you guys had a cocoa date just the two of you! But I especially love that he misses daddy and Finn! I'm so excited to decorate for fall! That's my plan for next week!!!

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  9. Aww so fun that you have a first day of fall tradition and that you had a little helper this year! Love the matching pjs! Can't wait to pull out all my fall decor here soon!

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  10. Your boys are the CUTEST in those matching jammies!!! I love it. I also love that Liam loves Finn so much and wanted to rush right home to him but although he might not have said it, I'm sure he LOVED his mommy and Liam only date.

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  11. What sweet boys!! Oh, that candle sounds divine, I need some new Fall ones STAT!! Such a fun, cozy time of year. :)

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