Fall is hands-down my favorite time of year. The crispness in the air, the first snowfall on the hills skirting our little town, the bundled walks with my family, the anticipation of holidays to come, and of course, the food. Apple pies and pumpkin cookies just beg to be made. And I give in. Happily.
I, of course, forgot to take a picture of the finished pie before we dug in, but I did remember to take a few pictures of the process.
These little guys - amazing. They've become a staple in our house (hmmm...no wonder the baby weight is still hangin' on), and come fall I stock up on cans of pumpkin just so I can make them through the winter.
Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat oven to 350
Bake 10-14 minutes (12 minutes is what I do...perfect!)
1cup butter (melted)
1 cup canned pumpkin
mix these ingredients well and then add:
1tsp. baking powder
1tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
mix well, and drop dough onto lightly greased sheet
bake, let cool
spread cream cheese frosting on top (I just use store bought)
sprinkle with cinnamon
*recipe can be doubled easily!
This summer Jason made these mason jar votives for me and we hung them from the beams of our awning in our back yard. My friend Emily asked me if I would do a tutorial on how we made them (about 2 months ago, sorry Em!), and I'm finally following through. I should say, I'm sort-of following through. Here's the link to the tutorial I used...lazy, I know. In the tutorial they used a twine covered wire, while we used industrial strength wire Jason had in his shop. He wrapped them around the neck of the jar, and used a tool to pull it taught and twist the wire making a loop on the other side and securing the wire to it for hanging. I bought some black chain at Home Depot and we hung them at different lengths. Insert candles, and you have a fun, and romantic candle-lit backyard!
we had a few extra and hung them above our table as well
Like I said, I love fall, but my favorite thing about fall? Having a baby in the house again. There is nothing better than having a sweet little cooing, smiling, chubby, snuggly, happy baby in the house!
He is seriously melting my heart more and more each day! Love, love, love this little boy.
Roman is changing every day. He's grown so much in the last month or so, that I no longer have to roll his little jeans, and we've exchanged one size of shoe for the next size up. He's also talking so much more. It's so fun to hear his little thoughts out loud, and to hear him mimicking the things we say...I should say, it's interesting to hear what we sound like out loud. For example, this was our daily interaction for a loooong time: Roman - "MOM!" (from the other room) Me: "yes?" Roman: "MOM!!" Me: "yea?" Roman: "MOM!!!" Me: "What?!" and now this is what happens: Me- "Roman?" Roman: "WHAT?!!" I should have seen that coming.
How is it that he's so big? Where did my little baby go, and who is this little boy?
I'd be lying if I said this surprised me.
This is the cutest dog costume for Halloween, and this is all you're gonna get. Brother was NOT into it.
He also didn't appreciate that we were laughing hysterically while he cried. We're mean.
I love how much Jason loves his little boys! I'll keep him.
Secret blog updating nourishment.
My biggest little boy just woke up from his nap, which means Jason and Dylan are about to wake up from their nap on the couch too. I hope you're enjoying this cozy fall day with the ones you love!