Oh this cool weather today has been wonderful! Something happened when the cold air hit me today. It flipped the baking switch. To me, Fall means baking, eating, spending time with loved ones, and did I mention baking? In honor of the first cool weather of the season, I baked two loaves of banana bread, made a delicious chicken pot pie from scratch for dinner, and then baked cookies after dinner. They were chocolate chip. Check out the recipe on the B.A.D. Girls recipe blog. Our recipe blog has all kinds of yummy recipes which are labeled and easy to search.
I've not blogged this weekend because of busy-ness. On Friday night we all went to the State Fair. It was fun, but not as fun as some years past. I think it was a little difficult having three small kids there. Ava spilled an entire cup of lemonade on me also, which dampened (literally) my mood somewhat. But we did eat lots of good food (fried cookie dough and the tried and true corny dogs top the list.) Ava, Nate, and Cody had a blast riding the new gondola ride. (I stayed behind with a sleeping Lucas.) I was glad we went.
Then, Saturday I spent a lot of time getting the kids' rooms switched around. Ava and Nate have shared a room his entire life. Now that Lucas is sleeping at night, I changed it to a girl room and boys' room. I love how Ava's room turned out. It's so delicate, girly, floral, comfortable, sweet, inviting, cozy, fun, and cute! If I say so myself. She loves her new room and that pleases me so much. The quilt on her bed is one I made several years ago, and the one hanging above her bed was made by her great-grandmother.
Now Nate and Lucas share a room and it is a sports theme. Nate likes his new bedding and the twin size bed. That toddler bed was getting mighty small for big ol' Nate who tosses, turns, twists, and sometimes even falls out of bed. I've heard the tell-tale thud many a night. There's still work to be done. I've got to hang some of Nate's artwork on the walls and put up these sports decals I found. Also, Cody's mom is going to make some sports curtains from some fabric I found. It's going to be super-cute. In a rough, tough, manly kind of way.