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How Was Your Weekend?

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Happy Monday! It’s another start to a new week and for some reason, I am feeling very motivated. I hope this positive feeling sticks with me all week because I could use a boost in morale (and energy) to get ish done! I have a very busy week ahead of me with my creative projects, homeschooling, and house projects.

One of my house projects is to finally tackle our little front garden decorate it with Fall decor, like this flowers and pumpkins wreath. I know, I know. I am really late with our Fall decorating. Is it okay to say I’ve been busy with the baby and family life? I’ll just use that as my excuse. 🙂

We had a pretty good weekend. Amazingly, I got to sleep in on Saturday! Woo hoo! Major mom win! When you’re a mom of five, having the opportunity to sleep in does not happen often. This was a big treat for me and also much needed! I felt very refreshed after getting some extra sleep.

I love this time of year!

Mini-Pumpkin Patch Fun

On Saturday, we took our three little ones to get pumpkins. We didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch as I had hoped, but we were able to stop at a mini-pumpkin patch for a little Fall fun.

The toddlers loved it! Even baby Zephaniah enjoyed his time outside. He kept cooing and looking around. The weather wasn’t too cold for him to be outside so I carried him in the Boba. (I love my Boba! Perfect for babywearing!)

I love babywearing! I have had this Boba since last year when I used it for Zechariah.
Pumpkin Patch
Zhen was excited to get a pumpkin.

Poppy Pumpkins

Zhen and Zechariah found cute Troll-themed pumpkins. They both wanted the Poppy pumpkin so that’s what we got them. Zechariah is Zhen’s shadow and likes to do pretty much everything she does. I think that’s why he chose the same pumpkin as his big sis. Plus, he calls every Troll from the movie “Poppy” because it’s easy for him to say. 🙂

Pumpkin Patch
Zhen and Zechariah both picked out a “Poppy” pumpkin.


Any recommendations for a Detroit-based pumpkin patch?

I tried really hard to get a photo of Zechariah with some pumpkins, but he wasn’t feeling it. Oh well. Maybe this weekend I can get some photos of him. Zhen’s fifth birthday is in a week (I can’t believe it!) and one of her birthday celebrations will be at a pumpkin patch.

Still trying to figure out which one in the metro area we should go see. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! We’ve never been to a pumpkin patch in Detroit or the metro area.

Zechariah did not want to have his picture taken. He wanted to explore instead.
We’re so excited it’s Zephaniah’s first Fall!
Zephaniah loved being outside!

Here are some other really cute, painted pumpkins.

How was your weekend?

If you’re looking for some Halloween costume ideas to do with your love, I found “10 DIY Costumes for Couples” that I really like! You can check the post out here.

Also, a cool, new lunch delivery service for toddlers just opened in the Midwest!

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