I might start every post from now until December with FALL IS HERE! I know you know, but gosh it makes me happy to wear jeans. This weekend was a fun one.
We officially said goodbye to summer as Hailey got caught picking the last pepper and biting right into it. She looked so guilty when I said her name; I wish I could have captured the reaction! She makes me laugh.
We went to a great cookout with friends on one of those perfect fall evenings. My friend, Alison, is a teacher and an absolute pro at organizing fun for all ages.
The kids played games and ran races while the parents chatted and chowed down.
There is one game we played that I must mention! Before the party, Alison hung pieces of yarn all over the yard. When the game began, you picked a partner and searched for yarn pieces, then tied them together. At the end, we measured the ropes to see who had the longest and the winners (ok, everyone) got a prize.
This is a great party game that worked for all ages (including 30 year olds…).
Know what else happened Saturday that was incredible?
What. A. Game. I was almost (ok, ok) I WAS in tears after the game right alongside Mark Richt. Once Athens gets in your blood, it stays there.
The gorgeous weekend continued with a full day of yard work for David. He might not be able to walk for a couple days, but our freshly-trimmed trees and lawn are worth it! Easy for me to say, I’m sure…
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to help out (darn darn darn it ). Hailey and I had a party to attend!
The cowgirl-themed 2nd and 3rd birthday party confirmed why I couldn’t throw a party this year. I couldn’t pull together something this picture-perfect if I had months to prepare.
Every detail was accounted for and it was precious! There were real ponies to ride, though Hailey preferred to stick to the bounce house.
Just to top things off, I actually sat down and planned meals (cue jaw drop). Remember when I used to do that? Yeah, neither do I.
Sunday– Butternut Squash Soup with Apple, Cheddar and Arugula Paninis
Monday– Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tortilla Chips
Tuesday– Grilled Steak, Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli
Wednesday– Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Arugula, Blue Cheese and Berry Salad
Thursday– Tuna Salad Sandwiches and Salad
So far, the week is off to a good start…
And a happy 35th anniversary to my wonderful mom and dad! 🙂
What is your favorite fall meal?
Now that I’ve pulled out my Panini press, I’m going with soup and grilled sandwiches!