Moving on, last week went by in a blur. The weather sucked, but we packed a lot in. We had playdates on Monday and Friday, which honestly I think are more fun for me than for the kids, but I don't think they notice amongst playing with toys at someone else's house. Tuesday was supposed to be Ashlynn's school picture day. It was about 25 degrees out, so I dressed Ashlynn in adorable red cable knit sweater dress, leggings, and her red hunter boots. I was afraid she might not want to take her picture, so I prepped her the whole weekend being excited about it. When we got to school, the director asked if I wanted to take her over early since the photographer was just getting set up. I was glad I had the chance to be there hoping it'd be easier for her ease up to the idea, but no go. We watched some other kids take pictures against the cheesy school picture autumn themed backdrop, which I was so excited to get for memorabilia sake. Even the prop of a red scooter didn't convince her. All week she's been telling me, "I didn't take my picture, mommy", with a sad face, which I just let her know that's okay and she can try next year. Now, on to working her up to want to take her picture with Santa!
The week ended with a trip to the ER for a possible toddler concussion. Thankfully she seems okay and our visit was surprisingly short and sweet, which I was so grateful for since it was around 9pm and she had been up since 6am with no nap. We headed to the mall on Saturday and got a sneak peek at big man in the red suit, and Ashlynn has been talking about him since. We hit Ikea on Sunday and I got some stuff for her craft area of the sunroom so that's finally coming together. I can't wait to pull out all our holiday swag on Friday. I honestly don't think I've been this excited for the holidays since I was seven, but that's another post in itself.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and is fasting for the Thanksgiving gluttony that will ensue! (hashtagfirstworldproblems, I know).