It was a weekend that included wings and hurricanes, books at Barnes and Noble, and a cotton candy sky on a Friday night as we drove around waiting for realtors to finish showing our house. Afterwards, we made mugs of Cruz's latest bedtime must, warm hot cocoa, lit a few candles, munched on toasted coconut cookies, and played Sneaky Snacky Squirrel before bed. Saturday, we watched cartoons, threw rocks in our new basement, and bought Mila her first pair of knitted mittens at the Pear Fair on College Hill. I restocked the freezer with lots of yummy fall purees for Mila - butternut squash and root veggie stew, homemade applesauce with a pinch of cinnamon, and sweet potato casserole with a dash of nutmeg. Beau and I attended a wedding on Saturday night and snuck out a little early to sip martinis on the parkade. And Sunday included a sleeping baby in church, a hike through Hartman Reserve, ice cream cones in the car, and warm baths before bed.
We enjoyed our first weekend of house showings and had fun sharing our cozy home with lots of house hunters. Turns out fall is a beautiful time of year to show a house and I'm having lots of fun staging each room just so. Friday afternoon, I made a big batch of pumpkin cookies, had Beau pick up some Oktoberfest from the grocery store, and turned on some Mumford and Sons on the iPad. I vacuumed the floor, lit all the cute little lamps in the kids' rooms, and set out a little station of iced cold drinks and warm, freshly baked cookies with a note that read, "Happy House Hunting" for our guests. We've actually enjoyed the extra motivation to keep our house nice and tidy and have loved finding fun outside the house while others have spent time in ours. I told Beau that we should always pretend as if our house is on the market even after it sells!
Life looks pretty amazing from Daddy's shoulders. I think I've taken a picture like that last one every year since we became parents. Four years of exploring this pretty time of year with these little babies we adore so much.