7 Quick Takes (#11)

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 1) I was out with the kids yesterday at a local apple orchard and as I was loading them in their seats and buckling them, an older couple pulled into the spot next to me.  I waited at the back of my van for them to get out and shut the doors so I could buckle Leo.  The woman shot me a smile and as we passed each other she asked me if they were twins. I get asked that ALL the time since Elena is so tall now!  I told her they were 20 months apart and she immediately looked at my stomach and her mouth dropped.  I told her this baby was coming in February.

This is usually when people try to read my face to see if this one was a "oops" so I immediately told her that we were so excited we couldn't wait to meet this new one.  I told her that I love my job and I am soooo happy to be able to be a stay-at-home-mom.  She responded that it was the most important job and I just grinned.

The next question she asked was so perfectly worded, I had to share it.  I have been asked this question many times in MANY different ways, but this was the best: "Do you have a limit?"

I just laughed and told her NOPE!  Not yet!!  I love the area we live in.  People are generally happy about babies and children and they don't scoff at us when they see my growing belly :)

2) At this same apple orchard, I snapped a photo of the kids in the same spot.  Maybe we can make this a yearly event!

October 2010

October 2011

3) I was feeling a little nostalgic with my trip to the apple orchard.  At this time last year, my mom and I made the trip up there with the kids and spent the entire day making applesauce and chopping apples to freeze them.

My mom was not big into getting photos taken of herself so these are the only two I got.  STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!  I should have asked her to pose nicely for one photo but I was so distracted by all the work we had to do.  But the trip to the orchard just brought back all the great memories of that day with my mom!

And I even pulled out the adorable hat my friend Kim made and took another photo of Elena wearing it :)
October 2010

October 2011

4) Jason and I brought out the fake fireplace/spaceheater at the first sign of cooler weather!  We love it.  It's the best we can do in our townhouse and it makes me feel cozy but without having the work of a fireplace :)

And if you think THAT'S bad/tacky, you should see the first Christmas tree we ever had...
(Leo - Christmas 2008)

5) We had a really busy week and I have lots of outings to post about.  I LOVE this time of year!!

6) Check out this adorable website: The Little People Project.  Creativity at its best!!

7)  A friend on Facebook posted this video.  I love what this guy says about the pornography industry.

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