This makes me so mad. I was at Target last week and all of the Halloween stuff is hanging from the ceiling... and right along with it is Christmas stuff! I know places like Hallmark have out Christmas ornaments and stuff in July, but putting up ceiling decorations mid-October? Really? Give Thanksgiving a chance!

Also, apparently I missed acknowledging my 500th post on the blog. It was that one two posts ago "Happy Fall". Oh well. No fanfare.

Doing This Again

Jake wanted to help with laundry tonight.

8 Months Old

One Month Old

Happy Fall!

It's the third post tonight! I've figured out that if I just sit at the computer and grade papers while the pictures are loading, it's way more tolerable. So hopefully I'll be posting more regularly now. Hopefully.

I love Fall. It's the end of that huge gap between Easter and Halloween where there's nothing to decorate for!

We got our first little pumpkin. Jake loved it.

I loved our first REALLY little pumpkin because it kind
of looks like an apple. But as you can tell, it's already
rotting around the bottom. Mwah-mwah.

While looking for a pumpkin, I found this one that
had apparently been stepped on by a woodland creature.

And then there was the big porch pumpkin.

Right after I took this, Jake pushed it off
the porch and the stem broke off.
Guess I won't be doing this this year. Sad face.

Fall also means Jake gets to start
wearing his new cute long sleeved stuff.
Except that it's been 85 ever since this day.

He has these super cute pajamas that he wore only one night. I took lots of pictures because he barely fit into them, due to fatness of belly and head, and they were kind of itchy.

Fall also means college football.
Which I barely care about, except for A&M.
And see, Jon loves Arkansas. They played each other a few weeks ago, but I was at home alone with Jake, so I got to dress him. :)

He kept walking around saying "baaaaaaaaall".


And of course Halloween.
Two seconds before this they were both upside down.

And I had my camera on the wrong setting when I took this cute picture, but by the time I changed it, everyone had moved, so this is what you get.

Way To Go, God!

One benefit to leaving the house by 7:00am is that I
get to see some pretty awesome sunrises.

Pardon the dirty window on this one.
I was trying to get the fog that was almost resting on the river.

Remember The Time I Had A Blog?

Yes, it's been WAY too long. Hopefully someone is still around to see this...

Jake turned 19 months a couple of weeks ago.
I feel dumb still referring to his age in months.

Here he was at 18 months.

That big foot.

He had half a cake again. With 1 1/2 candles.

Yay cake!
He still didn't care about eating it though.
Just like at his birthday party.

Over two days I took his 18 month pictures.
These are my very favorites: