We've been crazy, non-stop busy round these parts.
One thing after another after another -- typical for this time of year, I suppose.
It's enough to make a girl crave her pajamas, a bowl of popcorn and a night with absolutely nothing to do.
But as much as I would love to secure a date with my inner lazy, the fall festivities have been much to lovely to pass up.
A few of the highlights include:
*Organizing a work baby shower for the lovely Shara, who's baby William is set to make his debut anytime in the next five weeks. I love this girl, and judging from Lola's reaction when she rubbed Shara's belly, she's already got a thing for Mr. Will.
*Pumpkin picking at Pack Pumpkin Patch. I dare you to say that ten times fast. The only downsides: Reece was too sick to join us (what with his first fall cold and all) and daylight is becoming quite elusive past 6:30 p.m. Thus the crappy photo quality, but we loved the adventure all the same.
*Annual Ivins family photos at the Capitol. With two babies this year, it was our most adventurous shoot yet.
*A fall feast with the Maudsleys, complete with a dose of Clue and some intense sugar cookie decoration. Fulfilling a Reece request, I made shepherds pie for the first time. Let me assure you, it will also be my last. The highlight of the evening: watching the two "las" imitate each others' every move. We (the mamas) find their little friendship so beautiful.
Joining forces with Camille to throw a combined birthday bash for Reece and Justin -- partly out of guilt for abandoning them for our New York/New Jersey adventure, but mostly because we love them.
And the money shot (because it looks like they are leaning in to kiss, and that makes me giggle):
Other happenings include:
Who can tell I'm really, really behind on blogging and found an excuse to catch up with one condensed uber-post?