Wednesday, September 26, 2012

wishin' for fall + family pics + preschool homecoming

This sweet picture of the littles is *exactly* where we are season-wise. We long for Fall {Grace} but reality is, it is still very much Summer-like {Hudson}. I long for that ooomph that crisp, cool mornings add to your step. Soon enough...I hope!
I've started pulling out the Fall/Halloween decorations because I like to enjoy seasonal stuff for as long as possible.  As soon as I set this up in the kitchen, Hudson declared the tree and the cat spooooooky...
These little paper straws {value section at Michaels} make me happy. And don't even get me started on sprinkles. *swoon*
But it is this cake plate that I look forward to pulling out every year.  I just love those little silhouette kids.  LOVE!
I don't know about you but my littles flip-flop like fishies out of the water when it comes to deciding what they want to be for Halloween.  So this year I made them promise in blood that once ordered there was no going back.  I tried to sway them to some cute ones at Target, but alas, these won out.
I wish I could sew really well and then I would make their costumes like my dear friend Angel did {here} - love those!  But at least, these are really pretty and non-scary so I'm happy.

Today, Hudson's preschool had a little Fall Homecoming for the parents.  They had coffee and pastries and yummy fruit.  Each classroom had artwork and projects displayed...can I say I just *love* this kind of stuff!!!  Preschool arts + crafts...hmmm, maybe I missed my calling - ha! 

Last week they were learning about pets and they each brought a stuffed animal "pet" from home.  Hudson picked a duck to take to school.  I love how they worked in shapes to create their pet masterpieces!
One fish, two fish...so perfect for his {class}!
This week is all about apples.  One of my favorites...Ten Apples Up On Top
And my most favorite...
They were practicing their cutting skills by cutting apples to make their own applesauce for snack today - yum!
These little hands sure make my heart melt...
After cutting a couple of pieces with his plastic knife, he figured he could just snap the pieces in half much faster - he he...that's my boy!
Love you so much, Hudson!
Speaking of Fall...we've got Family Pictures around the corner. Yikes! Family pics stress me out, all that trying to keep everyone dressed and clean and happy and smiling and......I'd much rather be snapping the pics - ha!

But here's a little sneak peek at what I'm working with...
Shhhhhh...I still need to add a he'd rather die   matching   coordinating outfit for the hubs.

Happy Hump Day!
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9 comments:

Carrie77 said...

Love your Halloween kitchen arrangement. :) I pinned it. :) Your fall outfit looks great, I love the belt... and, I have been wanting to get a bubble necklace, I have seen one that is a little simpler on Etsy (just one stand of bubbles). Also, making applesauce is such a neat idea, my daughter is 3 (almost 4) and she loves to cut up things right now.

Becky Norton said...

Adorable blog! Can you tell me what brand sewing machine your daughter got? My daughter is 8 and I'm thinking of getting her one. I didn't know if you could recommend one?! Thanks!

Mary Beth said...

so so sweet! What kind of preschool does Hudson attend? Wish I could find something like your's for MG in GA!

Nicole Diane said...

I just want to let you know how much I love your blog. I follow you on pinterest as well. I have a 4 year old daughter and we are Matilda Jane lovers too!! I was wondering if it was you that made that video a few years back. I'm so beautiful in Matilda Jane? Anyway it looks like your little girl. If it is you ~ I voted for you to win. My daughter and I still sing that song. I also want to let you know that I am starting the tradition of the north pole breakfast. Can't wait. Keep up the good work. You seem like a really sweet mama!! Nicole

Nicole Diane said...

I just want to let you know how much I love your blog. I follow you on pinterest as well. I have a 4 year old daughter and we are Matilda Jane lovers too!! I was wondering if it was you that made that video a few years back. I'm so beautiful in Matilda Jane? Anyway it looks like your little girl. If it is you ~ I voted for you to win. My daughter and I still sing that song. I also want to let you know that I am starting the tradition of the north pole breakfast. Can't wait. Keep up the good work. You seem like a really sweet mama!! Nicole

Jessica said...

Thanks ladies!

Carrie~ Hudson LOVED making that applesauce at school. He's been talking about it, so I think I'll try it at home too ;)

Becky~ it was an older machine my mom had been saving up for her. She did say Hancock Fabrics had a couple of good starter models for little girls out right now for about $60.

Mary Beth~ he goes to a private Christian preschool...this is a new school for us, but so far he loves it! :)

Nicole~ Awww...so sweet! Yes, we love MJ! As Grace gets older, she's getting pickier about what she wants to wear and MJ is right at the top of her list! Nope, that wasn't us in that video, but now you've made me curious and I want to see the video - ha!

Your littles will L.O.V.E. the North Pole Breakfast!! I'm already thinking of ideas for this year's!

emilyv said...

I just love your blog! Graces dress is absolutely adorable! My daughter is almost 10 and I miss sewing for her and putting her in Mary janes. Brings back great memories.

Alison said...

I am in love with that Halloween cake stand!!! Where did you get it? I need it! :)

Jessica said...

Awww...thank you, Emily!! They do grow up so fast, don't they?? :(

Allison~ The cake plate is from Department 56 by Glitterville. I bought it at a local store about 5 years ago, but here's a link for it:

http://www.christmastraditions.com/Merchand/GlitVill/Glitervil.htm

It looks like they sell it in a set of 3 tiered ones.