Friday, October 15, 2010

Jaelyn's BUSY weekend!

I have a totally insanely crazy busy weekend ahead of me. WHEW! That sentence just made me tired.

Tonight we have rehearsal for my cousin Terry's wedding at 6:30pm. Jaelyn is the flower girl and can I just tell you how adorable she looks in her dress?? I'm *crossing my fingers* that her and the ringbearer hit it off tonight and get comfortable with each other so that she will actually make that trip down the aisle with him. She isn't the outspoken one like her sister but she is girly & loves to dress up so I'm hoping that will inspire her.

After rehearsal we will head home for a little family time before bed!

Saturday, Jaelyn has her very first dance class! It's a combination of ballet & tap. I'm excited to see how she does and also to see her in little pink tights & a pink tutu - I mean really, does it get any cuter? The class is from 10:15 to 11:15 and hopefully my little ballerina will smile & enjoy herself. Again, she can be a bit shy & timid but looooves to dance (at least around the living room when CMT is on).

After dance we are coming home to eat lunch, get a quick bath so I can put her hair up in curlers and then *fingers crossed* a little nap before her flower girl debut! Once we are all well rested we will head over to the Bride's for some pampering and pictures. The wedding will follow and our pretty little girl will *fingers crossed again* walk down the aisle looking like the little angel she is (most days!). Then its off to party & eat at the reception!

I feel kind of guilty that my little one, Miss Abbie will be with Daddy almost all weekend long while the world will be revolving around Jaelyn but I have no doubts she will enjoy all of the Daddy-Attention she will be getting. I may have to slip her a cookie here & there just as a little *wink wink* between her & I, haha.

On Sunday afternoon, I am hoping a few friends come to visit and of course some family time, football and maybe even a big pot of chili will be in order! We shall see.

For now, I am bracing myself for all of the crazyness this weekend will bring but I know it will be worth it all to see the smiles that go along with it! ♥

What are YOUR weekend plans??

Monday, October 11, 2010

Harvest Weekend

What a fun-filled weekend we had here in New Jersey! I'm still recovering today from all of the excitement which is a fancy way of saying I have yet to get out of my pj's! I am more than thankful for an extra day to my weekend just to relax.

On Saturday the girls & I headed over to Marlboro Farm Market for a Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch. My Sister and her 2 children along with my friend Liz and her daughter were in tow with us as well. It was a beautiful day for it, as the weather was right around the 75 degree mark! Here are a few pictures of the search for the best pumpkins:

After the Pumpkin Patch we took a short break and then headed over to the Harvest Festival, which is literally in our backyard! Abbie was not big enough to ride any of the rides last year so I was excited that she got to go on a few this year. She seemed to enjoy them once they got going but it was the waiting part & keeping her entertained from the sidelines that was fun!

Jaelyn was super excited to be able to ride the Dragon Roller Coaster this year! As you can see from the smile on her face, she enjoyed it to the max!

On Sunday we headed back over the festival for a few more rides, some good food and some beautiful sunshine. The girls (& Mommy) had on their Dallas Cowboys gear, sadly though.. they lost! But they still looked adorable:

We ended the weekend with Daddy bringing us back to the house on the Gator, which I think the girls may have enjoyed more than the kiddie rides? haha.. we ate dinner, got baths and the girls were passed out before the fireworks show started! I'm not sure how they slept thru them since they shook the entire house but they never made a peep.

I am sure happy when the Harvest Festival rolls into town as it really gets me into the Fall/Harvest mood but I'm also happy to see it go! I'm an exhausted Momma!