My birthday happens to be on the same day as the Autumnal Equinox (the first official day of Fall). Fall also happens to be my favorite season because I love all the colors, smells, clothes and food that are associated with it. Another reason to love fall, right after the Halloween decorations go down, the Christmas decorations go up. I love Christmas. Fortunate that we live only an hour and a half from the Christmas mecca, a/k/a Frankenmuth. Dave and I decided to go there to celebrate my birthday and to introduce Isla to the best fried chicken around. The following day, we went to Dave's parents to celebrate by eating burgers and cupcakes! It was a great weekend of eating and shopping.
Fried chicken is well worth the wait
Hoping that Isla will stay on the "nice" list for Santa
No, I didn't eat them all (but I wanted to)
My sweet cousin Katie is pregnant and due in January. The family got together to celebrate and throw a baby shower for her. We also tried to get all of the kids in a picture...only partially successful.
Katie is in the middle
Carrie (left) is due in October and Dana (right) is due in November
Isla got her second shot this past Monday. She weighed in at 13.6 pounds and screamed through the whole appointment (can't say I blame her after waiting naked in a cold room to see the doctor for 45 minutes). Isla has pretty much outgrown her bassinet forcing me to move her to her crib to spend the night all by herself. Sad for me, but she seems to be coping quite well.
Just 86 more days until Christmas...but who's counting!