Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm "falling" for you

We made a little visit to the doctor this morning. Looks like Harper has a double ear infection. We are pretty sure it's all caused by her teething (which I was looking at her this morning and she has FOUR top teeth all coming in at once - oh my!) She hasn't been fussy at all or ran a temperature but she was pulling at her ear this morning so I thought I would get her looked at and I'm glad I did. We are armed with some meds and hopefully we will be all better soon. Bless her little heart - four teeth and a double ear infection and she has just been real happy and sweet.
We had a trip to the Pumpkin Patch planned for tomorrow but I think we are going to stay home tomorrow and try to get well and we'll go another day instead. I have looked forward to having a baby and taking them to the pumpkin patch for years now. Every fall I would just dream of the day I could pull a wagon with my little baby in it and pick out pumpkins and take pictures. I just LOVE fall so much!

We don't have this dress - just thought it was cute. We have a similar one. This dress is from Lolly Wooly Doodle.

BESIDES football and the new TV schedules - I was thinking about what else I love about fall - I love these cute little fall outfits and Fall clothes in general. I love tights and boots and sweaters!
I LOVE when the leaves change. This is the University of Arkansas in the fall - it is always SO pretty! The leaves are beginning to change here and I can't wait for the peak!
I love Caramel Apple Spice drinks at Starbucks - have you had one? I usually only treat myself to one EVERY once in a while but Oh so yum! Of course once they bring out the hot chocolate flavors and it's colder - that's my drink of choice!
I LOVE pumpkin candles and sweet cinnamon pumpkin lotions from Bath and Body works!

I love all the fun and festive leaves and pumpkin cake pans that are out there. I don't actually have any (or really do much baking) but they sure are cute!

I have yet to do any fall decorating. I usually just do mums and a pumpkin and a fall wreath. I'm not into decorating my house. I'm just waiting it out for Christmas. I didn't do much last year since I was 9 months pregnant but this year I'm planning to start early and really decorate a lot - it's Harper's First Christmas! I want it to be so special.

What is your favorite thing about fall??

148 comments:

Whitney said...

WOW!!! I'm the first to comment... WHOOO HOOO

Whitney said...

Okay so I had to type that FAST because I was afraid I wouldn't be first if I typed too long of a comment... HA! OH, how I LOVE carmel apple spice drinks from Starbucks!! YUM .... That pumpkin outfit is too cute! I can not wait until the day I can buy precious little outfits!

Laura said...

Anything pumpkin and the crisp fall air! Hope Harper feels better soon. :)

Maddison said...

The weather and the pumpkin patch!!! Oh and can't forget Gator Football and homecoming at my highschool!

Life with my sweeties said...

I love all fall things: pumpkins, leaves changing colors, making soups, apple cider, taking the girls to the pumpkin patch,mums, pumpkin butter from Williams Sonoma the list goes on.........the theme would be pumpkins!! Ha!
I was perusing your blog archives and found a picture of someone I know!!! Couldn't believe my eyes. Kelly E. from Little Rock. I have known her for about 4 years; she was my girls preschool teacher. Lauren and my daughter Arianna were in the same class. LOVE her!!! It is such a small world.

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amber and ryan said...

Fall is my favorite season too! I LOVE Caramel Apple Spice drinks from Starbucks! Nothing says fall more than one of those in my hand! I can't wait until next year to take my baby boy to the pumpkin patch. I hope you get to take Harper soon and that she gets well!

LuLu said...

My favorite part is the weather!! I love cool, fall days. I also love sweet cinnamon pumpkin hand soap from bath and body works:) Plus, I think I look better in winter clothes...ha!!

Angela Strand said...

I took my little guy to the Dr. today also. He has a cold and is trying to get his top teeth in as well. I hope Harper gets better really soon. It's not fun having a sick baby!
As far as fall goes....I love it! I love that it's getting cold outside. Here in the Seattle area, it was 45 this morning. Judah was wearing a cute fleece hoodie to the Dr. this morning!

Donna said...

Kelly, I'm so sorry the litle sweetheart has an ear infection. Bless her heart. Hope the meds clear it up ASAP. I watched your scarf video again today. It is better than some of the fall TV shows.ha. What I love about Fall..everything. The annual trek to the mountains, crisp air, leaves changing color, spicy scents, apple cider, the list goes on. Right now I'm looking forward to the mountain trip and wishing I could loose 30 lbs. before I go. HAHA
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna

Kiersten said...

I love the cool, crisp weather, changing leaves, and anything pumpkin flavored! Plus I feel so much more inspired and motivated to get back in the kitchen to experiment with new recipes. It's just too hot in the summer! I recently moved to Texas, so I am missing traditional fall weather, but am told it will cool down eventually!

Kubin's said...

I love football season, leggings, scarfs, leg warmers (for my daughter), decorating my house, the colors....I could go on and on.

Hope Harper is better soon. She's too precious to be sick!! :)
Christie
TX

Cherit said...

I love that candle from Bath and Body too. I'm excited that fall is finally here in Arizona. Only 92 today!!

Amanda said...

I'm sad to hear about the ear infection. Hopefully she'll feel better soon!!!

I am doing a blog tomorrow for October all about my favorite things of fall! I love Starbuck's pumpkin spice, mums, pumpkins, cooler weather, fall candles, and of course CUTE clothes! Ha!

Hockey Mama said...

Sorry to hear about the ear infections. Just an FYI - you may want to start putting diaper rash lotion on Harper right away. My little one had lots of ear infections and ALWAYS got a diaper rash from the medication. Always better to plan ahead. We also started feeding him lots of yogurt to counteract the medicine which seemed to help too. Anyway - just wanted to give you some helpful tips from one mom to another. Hope she feels better soon.

Grecia said...

Hope Harper gets better soon...but if she is not fussy with an ear infection, consider yourself very lucky! They made my youngest daughter very sick and cranky.
I LOVE fall...it is my favorite season. Have you tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? Oh, my goodness, it is soooo good! I just crave them for the whole two months they have them. I also have a great recipe....Pumpkin Pie Crunch..that is awesome and so easy to make. It's great for fall get-togethers. Let me know if you would like the recipe. Missed pictures of sweet Harper today:)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love the crisp air and long walks~ Hope Miss Harper feels better soon. Are you getting some rest too Mom?

kass09 said...

I honestly love everything about Fall, totally my favorite season! Deff. love those drinks from Starbucks, LOVE bringing out the cute jeans, sweaters, dresses and leggings and of course the cute boots and the comfy Uggs as well. Also love all the "cute" Halloween decorations, not the scary ones lol :). Hope Harper feels better soon!!

Cheri said...

Sorry to hear Harper has some ear infections. Has she started on any formula, by chance? I know you were planning on weaning b/f about now. Just wanted to give you a heads up that sometimes the dairy-based formula can cause ear infections. Dairy is very mucous-producing. Or she might be consuming a lot of yogurt and other dairy foods.

We ended up having to remove all dairy to get both our son's ear infections to go away - repeated and constant ear infections. (We did the repeated antibiotics and even tubes, but to no avail. Dairy-free diet was the only cure for both our boys.) Keep this in mind if she continues to get these.

If she just started milk formula or has recently greatly increased her milk product/dairy foods consumption, this could be the culprit.

Good luck - hope she feels better soon. If she reacts to the antibiotic, ask for non-dye antibiotics and see if she's better. Worked for us. (Amoxicillin almost always had red dye in it.)

If you know anyone else with repeated ear infections, have them try a dairy-free week and see how the child reacts. This is very common.

Take care!

Joy said...

I hope Harper gets well soon!
Fall is my favorite season - the cool air, the changing leaves ( I miss seeing those being in California)and going to the pumpkin patch. I also love October because that is the month my daughter (affectionatly called "pumpkin" by her daddy) was born. We are celebrating her 5th birthday this year with a fall themed pumpkin party and her friends will all have pumpkins to decorate.

laura marie said...

one of my favorite things to do for fall is to have a pumpkin carving party! such a fun get-together!

Rory said...

I like Fall. I love anything to do with pumpkins....pie, carving, patches, etc. I especially love Starbuck's Pumpkin Pie Spice latte.

Lindsey said...

Harper is such a trooper, poor thing. Glad she is doing ok and that you got some meds.
I love cuddling up on the couch with my pj's, my hubby, my baby girl, and a good movie :)

Her Preppiness said...

Love pumpkin flavored coffee

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Harper is a warrior! Poor thing. Double ear infections is no fun. I love fall as well.

Todd and Courtney said...

bless her heart. Lauren has had a double ear infection too, no fun! She is sick right now as well and is already asleep as she doesn't feel good :( My favorite thing about fall is the weather. Todd is gone again so we spend the evening outside on a picnic blanket - just me and my girl :)

Taking Heart said...

I love love love all of the baking that comes with fall. I am excited to try a new pumpkin muffin with Hershey's cinnamon chips baked in them... yum!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Muffins

1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 can pumpkin 15 oz.
1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup Hershey's cinnamon chips

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat together wet ingredients and add to dry. Mix until just blended.

Bake at 350degrees for 20-25 minutes.

julie & joe said...

I love the cool weather and I love decorating for HAlloween. I was so excited when Aaron was big enough to jump into a pile of leaves. We had so much fun raking the pile and letting him jump.

jsiewert said...

I am in love with fall this year, I never really noticed my love for it until this year but with the start of preschool and having a 4 year old to do all sorts of fun things with makes it so much fun. My daughter wore her rain boots with tights and a dress to school today! Love it!

Lauren said...

Pumpkin bread, sticky carmel corn and smores! Yes, fall brings out the best in my eating habits! :)

I feel so bad for Harper! My guy is cutting his top two and has been really good. My friend told me that her dr. said teething is really, really painful for babies and they get their teeth b/f they are old enough to remember b/c it is so painful. Now, how would that dr. know? :)

Love your blog!

Brittany said...

Fall is my favorite season!! Check out my blog on each Friday to read my Fabulous Fall Fridays!!

Melody said...

Aww, poor Harper...I hope she's feeling better soon!! Also, I love so many things about Fall; jeans, sweaters, boots, crisp air, leaves changing colors and of course all the Fall flavors, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, etc. yum! :)

Amber said...

I am a fall lover too.
Hope little Miss Harper feels better soon.

Amber

Aura said...

I love everything about fall, I can't chose just one! I just decorated my fall mantle and busted out all the pumpkiny/pecanish smelling candles for the season!

Ada said...

I love everything about fall - the leaves falling, Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks (so yummy), decorating for Fall, wearing sweaters and boots, the crisp morning weather :-) My absolute favorite thing though is making pumpkin pies!!!

I hope Harper feels better soon!!! She will love the Pumpkin Patch :-)

Patty said...

I love Fall. It is my favorite season! I love pumpkins, mums, the crunching of the leaves when you walk through them, Caramel Apple Spice drink is my fav Fall drink. I have been craving it. I LOVE SEC football and living so close to the Smokey Mountains, I am blessed to see the beautiful mountains turn into gorgeous colors of red, yellow and bright orange. :)

Love the dress. :) BTW...I must confess, I have just as many tubs of Fall decorations as I have Christmas decorations! lol

Kimberly C. said...

Hello,

I just started reading your blog recently. I came across it from another blog I was reading. I felt funny reading your blog and never introducing myself. Just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful family!

-Kimberly C.

owensruth said...

I love the caramel apple drinks too. I might have to get one at the airport tomorrow morning before my flight.
My favorite things about the fall the leaves changing color and FOOTBALL!!!!

Courtney said...

I love all things fall. I look forward to another trip to the pumpkin farm with my nephew, it is so much fun. ENJOY!

Shoshanah said...

I pretty much love Starbuck's pumpkin spice lattes, which they only have in the fall.

Jessica said...

Poor Harper! I remember those days. It seems like my first son never got only one tooth at a time, but then again I guess that makes the teething process go by faster!

Get well sooN!

Stori said...

I've never lived anywhere with seasons! I guess mine would be that I'm glad when the temperature gets into the 80s :).

Sarah said...

There is a WONDERFUL place in the north Georgia mountains called Burts Farms. They have a pumpkin patch, hay ride, yummy food, etc. It is such a magical place. Going there is my absolute favorite part of fall!

Erin said...

Oh I just love Fall! Went apple picking last Saturday so much fun, apple cider, donuts..... Love walking my dog in the crisp evening air with leaves crunching beneath my feet. Love my pumpkin spice candles and tarts, baking pumpkin bread and fall decorations! It is truly my favorite season

Pamela said...

Love fall as well and love taking my boys to The Pumpkin patch. We are back in TX this year so we are looking forward to getting a pic taken with all the kiddos from the old street. We all would go every year since our babies were born but we have been gone two years.
WM has those darling baking fall items in and for just $18! I purchased the pumpkin patch loaf pan that is like $40 at Williams Sonoma so I was glad WM had it for so cheap!
Hope Harper feels better soon!

Ter said...

I had a caramel apple spice cider at Starbucks today, it was sooo good.

and I'll have you know that today you were the 2nd blog I read about the caramel apple spice! Isn't that funny? Looks like we were all thinking about it at the same time. :)

Amber Schmidt said...

I LOVE Fall!!! I love pumpkins and warm colors. Apple Spice Candles and yummy soups that you just couldn't heat up your kitchen to cook in the summer! I love opening my windows in the late afternoon and letting the breeze blow through the house and the way it feels to sit outside with the cool breeze blowing and the warm sun on your face. I love that first day that you get to curl up in yoga pants and a sweater. I love cleaning out the fireplace and getting ready for cold weather. But MOST of all I love knowing that CHRISTMAS is just around the corner!

Elissa said...

There are so many things to love...picking apples, watching the leaves turn, playing in them after they've fallen, going to the pumpkin patch, WARM cider drinks, homemade WARM apple crisp with a touch of vanilla ice cream, sipping those warm drinks outside on a cool evening under the stars. It all makes me homesick. We moved from Western NY to South Carolina last summer and I SO miss the fall. It just isn't the same. Thanks for warming my heart tonight with some great memories!

Pink Lemonade and Peonies said...

I just about lived on Starbucks Steamed Apple Cider (hold the caramel)last winter. I didn't drink any caffeine when pregnant with DD, so that was my drink of choice. Yummy!

Jordan said...

I love pumpkin and cinnamon flavored anything!!! I also really enjoy a break from the heat of Texas and THANKSGIVING!!!! It's one of my favorite holidays!

Hope Harper feels better and that you don't get sick.

Rachel H. said...

I love fall, and I'm loving that cute little kids fall dress. I'm definitely going to get a Fall jon jon for my little one next year! :)

Life Happens said...

I LOVE fall too! And for all the same reasons you listed. But absolute favorite is taking my niece apple picking and to the pumpkin patch! My dream is to someday take my own children (currently going through IVF).

I love caramel apple cider from Starbucks too!! Yummy!

And I love the smell when you first turn on the heat. It just has a warm smell to it. Weird, I know.

Summer said...

Praying little Harper gets well soon! Ouchy on the ear infection.... Your a great momma so she knows she is well taken care of!
To answer your question:
I love the fall leaves, decorating for fall, going to buy mums with my hubby and toddler, going to the pumpkin patch, dressing Kelcee in the cutest custom made Halloween Overalls, drinking hot chocolate from StarBucks, the cooler weather.... I just LOVE FALL!

Jessica said...

SWEET CINNAMON PUMPKIN IS MY FAVORITE! I have the room sprays and I spray my room like 3 times a day, and even in my car sometimes! I couldn't wait til the fall scents came out!
I also love candy corn!! (: ha
and the cool weather- sweaters are my favorite things to wear!

Vera said...

I was JUST telling a friend, as I sat here surrounded by pumpkin spice candles and looking out at the leaves that I LOVE fall. I love the cool weather, the changing leaves, pumpkin candles and pie and just pumpkins!

Katie Bug said...

That pumpkin jumper is too cute! I like just about all of the pumpkin outfits at Cotton Candy Shop.
I love to eat anything pumpkin, too! Ice cream, bread, pie, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, muffins, cheesecake...
Starbucks Carmel Apple Cider is yummy, too, but the only thing I have ever found that is actually too sweet for me. I have to order a short when I drink that one.

Lindsey @ Harpserville Home said...

I looove to go camping in the fall. All the yummy foods and the fires and cuddling! And I love fall clothes so much more than any other season's clothes!

The Scott Family said...

I love everything about Fall! College football, cool weather, sweaters, scarves (btw, I look so stupid in them too, but I wear them anyway!), decorating my home, burning fall candles, Halloween, pumpkins, wreathes, falling leaves, Thanksgiving, low humidity, EVERYTHING!!! It is my favorite time of the year (except Christmas!)

Genie Marie said...

Pumpkin Spice Latte's..they are so good...it's seriously sinful! I love big sweatshirts and football...pumpkin bread...and any candle that has pumpkin scent in it....and I love when it starts getting dark earlier...my kids are seriously tricked into thinking it's their bedtime way earlier:) I heart fall!!

Mommy2CVC said...

I love the pumpkin scones that Starbucks has only in the Fall. I have to limit myself or I could eat one everyday!!! That outfit is too cute!! Hope Harper feels better soon!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

I love wearing my cute green pea coat!!!

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Melissa Miller said...

The crisp air, Mums, candles, warm colors and cinnamon. Yum! I just did a fun Fall Mum post as well.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Lana said...

Bless Harper's heart! I hope her ear infection clears up soon!!

My favorite thing about fall is definately the leaves changing color...it is always so beautiful! I love it!

Kelley said...

I hope that Harper gets to feeling better soon! I love fall outfits. I love pumpkin spice drinks from Starbucks. I can't wait to take our 3 year old to the pumpkin patch again this year.

Kelly said...

That caramel apple spice drinks sounds delicious!!! I am going to have to get one soon!
I LOVE everything about fall...the leaves, the smell, Halloween, Thanksgiving, you name it, I love it.
That dress is adorable!

Lindsey said...

Being in Louisiana, I love the weather when we finally get a break from the heat. I also love all of the fall decorations..they are the best because you can leave them up from Sept-Nov!

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

One of my favs about fall is the new smell of the fireplace burning, crispy leaves crunching under my feet, Clemson football(!) and the fact family holidays are just around the corner...meaning tons of food, family and fun coming up!

When/if you get a chance, feel free to check out my blog if you haven't done so already. Appreciate it!

Ginny said...

Kelly- sorry to hear about the ear infection. POOR BABY!

Are you aware that pacifiers are not healthy for the ears? I did not know that until someone told me...That's how their cheeks break out a lot, too.

My DD could not live without one, but one day we went cold turkey!!! It's hard, but you just tell them you can't find it-HAHA! She had so many ear infections...so I googled ear infections and pacifiers one day...and it was crazy how much they are connected.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

The first Christmas is so special! I was a nut about my boy's first Christmas!
Check out the adorable 1st Christmas pink giraffe ornament from Lenox! I search hi and lo for the perfect ornament--I think this one is it!!
Course, I got my boys the baby blue giraffe!!

~jessicaleigh said...

ALL things Fall are FABULOUS! Football games, Crisp breeze, Sweaters, COZY pea coats, Leaves changing colors, EVERYTHING Pumpkins, Mums, etc. However here in Florida not much fall weather....so we have to travel to my parents for that and that is when I break out my turtleneck sweaters & cozy coats.
Hope Harper gets better soon. Bless her Lord! She is in my prayers.

Karen said...

Poor sweet Harper, I hope she gets better soon so you can take her to the pumpkin patch. I completely agree with you, I am so glad to finally be pregnant and be able to take our little girl to the pumpkin patch next year. My husband and I went a few years ago when we first started to TTC and we both left so depressed and desperate for a little baby. We are so thrilled now that we may finally be getting our change next year. Have a great time and take lots of pictures!!!

Karen

Him, Her and a Pup said...

Well there are tons of things that I enjoy about the Fall. In particular I LOVE when you can actually feel the weather change. You can feel it in your bones. I love the changing of the leaves and tress...the shorter days...Starbuck's release of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and Halloween! And of course, the start of all the holidays that follow! Fall is such a beautiful time of year. My favorite!

Thanks for sharing your favorite things about Fall! :)

christim73 said...

Besides football, my favorite is anything pumpkin, especially pumpkin spics lattes w/ whip cream from Starbucks and pumpkin bars. I love all the fall colors and decorations.

I hope little Harper gets well soon!

Martha in PA said...

I love everything about fall.... your list could be mine!

Some of my favorite photos of my daughter are those in the pumpkin patch when she was 7 months old, in her pumpkin costume. I remember going to the pumpkin patch with 10 costumed babies under 1 with my mom's group.

Thanks for bringing back the memories! We are headed to the pumpkin patches (we have two favorite farms) this weekend!

Laura said...

SO funny, I just posted the same thing, just about, 5 minutes ago...favorite things about fall. And they were about the same...candles...food...you know. :) I'm with you!

Sorry to hear about the double ear infection! :( No fun! Hope she's feeling a LOT better SOON!

Fran said...

I will pretty much ditto every thing you said!!!!

Hope that baby girl feels better soon!!

HUGS~

The Taffs said...

Oh my goodness, that little dress is ADORABLE! Please tell me Harper has one. Post some pictures of her in it once she gets to feeling better, it's just too cute! I'll love vicarously through your baby and blog! : )

The Univ. of Arkansas seems to be beatiful. We're Auburn fans (yeah SEC) and it too is gorgeous in the fall. All the autumnal colors of nature and the red brick all over campus. It's gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin lotion is my favorite!

Courtney said...

I love the fall foliage and the brisk mornings.
Fall weather is so wonderful, but here in Alabama fall and spring go by in the blink of an eye. It's like we go from summer to winter. (I say winter, but it's never cold enough to even buy winter coats!) Regardless, it goes by too quickly!
Oh, and the pumpkin patch is a yearly ritual for my family too!!

Jason and Mallie said...

I have already been to bath and body works and purchased some of the fall soaps and a candle (the one that is an acorn with the leaves scent in it). I have to go back soon, I have almost used up my candle because it smells so good!

My favorite thing about fall is hot apple cider. I use to live in Starkville, MS and Strangebrew there has the best! Thank Goodness I am just down HWY 82 in Columbus so I can sneak over and get me one or go to Starbucks there and try the caramel thing you said was good!

Analiza said...

Happy Autumn -

I love love LOVE...

...pumpkin spice lattes @ starbucks

...pumpkin scones @starbucks

...trick or treating (so much so, two years ago I went into labor right after trick or treating with my two older boys, haha!)

...boots!!!

...the mark of early Christmas Shopping!

...all the autumn scents for candles

...THANKSGIVING!!!

Kristen said...

Kelly, I haven't had a cider from Starbucks, but have you tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte/Frappe's? They are my absolute favorite and I look forward to fall if only just for that!!

Sheridith...Mom to Peeps said...

Awww...poor Harper! chloe just got her 4 top teeth in all at the same time.. she feels your pain.. and a double infection? EEk.. our Pooh had to have tubes she got so many.. what a brave girl you are for not fussing at all.

I love Fall.. smells, Pumkin & apple.. umm hmm... I love the cooler temps, the night sky. I love the colors & I LOVE PUMPKIN PATCH's.. they are just the best!!

I worked at Starbucks for YEARS.. and made tons of those yummy drinks! I drank a bunch of them too!!

Veronica Mueller said...

Kelly - I love your blog! I am faithful reader. I just love Mom's who enjoy being parents. Anyway I just wanted to let you know that I gave both my kids humphrey's pellets religiously and I NEVER knew when they had new teeth sprout. It's homeopathic and now you can buy them over the counter. I only found Walgreens carried them. It helped with drool too. Hope little Harper feels better soon.

Veronica

Ashley said...

Aw.. love this post.. so cozy! My favorite things about fall are the leaves changing, the smell of them, and them blowing all over the streets. I love the smell in the air! Eureka Springs is my favorite in the fall!!!

I love candles burning, lotions like you, and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks! Not good when you are trying to lose the baby weight! ;)

Hope you girls are well, I think we are WAY overdue on a lunch date!!!!

Hugs to all!! =)

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Oh I love the fall as well! The pumpkin spice drinks from Starbucks are the best! I am so looking forward to taking my new baby to get pumpkin patch photos done as well! I have the perfect little outfit picked out. I DO decorate my hosue for fall tho, I love the fall colours! I took out all my deocrations a week ago, since our Canadian Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away!
I love fall clothes the best! I love warm sweaters & jeans and I am hoping to find some cute boots this year!

Katie said...

Kelly:

I LOVE the dress in this post. Where did you find it?! Our little girl won't arrive till January; however, it's never too early to start shopping for adorable dresses :)

Also, being new to this whole mom thing, where did you find all of Harper's adorable bow bands? They are so cute. I'd love to start our sweet Caroline's collection.

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

Hope sweet Harper is better soon. Ear infections are NO fun, but usually once you get antibiotics in their little systems the ear infection goes away soon after.

My favorite thing about fall is the cool weather and wearing layers. The colors of fall are so goregous too. (especially where I live) We always go up to Newfound Gap where the trees are gorgeous and take fall pictures. I'm excited to do that with my family this year!! Last year Bradyn was just too young since it's much cooler up in the mountains.

We're planning a trip to the pumpkin patch as well. I'm super excited about it!

Beth said...

I love the Hot Apple Cider drink at Starbucks too...besides a frapp or a mocha, its the only thing I'll drink there.

Gracie (my grand-daughter who is a week older than Harper) also has a double ear infection...I think she is teething...no teeth yet, but her mama did not get her first tooth until she was 9 months old, so I figure any day! LOL!

We don't get much leaf changing color here in southern california...but we like to go to a mountain town called Julian that is only 30 minutes from San Diego and enjoy fall and winter (snow!) and have lunch, shop and have a slice of fresh apple pie and a cup of coffee. They are famous for their apples!

Pumpkins, oh yes. That is fall to me! I love fires in the fireplace, and rainy days and candles burning and warm fuzzy socks.

The Varner Family said...

Thank you for posting about Harper's ear infections. My baby had the same symptom (just pulling on her ear), but after reading your post I took her to the doctor tonight and she too has double ear infections. She is just a week younger than Harper.

I love reading your blog and can tell you are a fantastic mom. Hope she feels better soon!

rmfox said...

My daughter had 12 teeth at her 1 yr birthday party. Sounds like Harper is well are on her way!!!

lottfam said...

Didn't have time to read through all the comments -- hope this isn't a repeat. From much experience, I wanted to share that if Harper is on antibiotic you might want to consider giving her pro-biotics or at least some yogurt during that time. Yeast infections can develop from taking antibiotics. I mention it only because I've had to deal with it myself and with my girls and BOY!

Praying Harper gets well soon. Thankful she's been good for you this far!

CourtneyC said...

Aww, sorry to hear that Harper is sick. Praying she gets to feeling better soon.

I was just telling my husband last night that fall really makes us not having a child even harder. Because I love fall so much and I cannot wait to be able to take a child to the pumpkin patch, fair, football games, and play in the leaves.

Jen said...

Poor little Harper. I had a double ear infection as an adult a few years ago and was in so much pain, I can't even imagine being a baby and dealing with that pain. I hope she feels better fast.

I'm not a big fan of fall or winter. I HATE being cold. However, I do love anything warm that comes from Starbucks. Yes, the apple cider is one of my favorites and I do love the smell of the fall candles.

lindsey and patrick said...

We just moved from GA to Southern California and I am going crazy without any hope of a season change. It was 107 degrees last week! My favorite things are all the small things: the smell, the colors, the food, football and good tv.

Kristen said...

Ohh..the Salted Carmel hot chocolate from Starbucks is my favorite thing - combine that with taking my kids trick or treating, not to mention everything else, this is my FAVORITE time of the year! We had our first really cold day here and I went to Starbucks to get that drink I've waited all summer for and they don't HAVE it! I was about ready to cry!

momMYsliceoflife said...

Poor little Harper with the double ear infections! London's top four teethe came in the exact same way, all at once! She wasn't very fussy over it either. She just chewed on everything! haha!

I love pretty much everything you listed about fall. There aren't many big trees here in Dallas, Tx to enjoy the leaves turning, but that is one of my favorite memories of fall as child. My parents and would take a drive down the Natchez Trace is Mississippi every year at the peak of leaves changing and it was SOOOO beautiful.

My Starbucks drink of choice during this time of the year is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. My little boy always gets the carmel cyder though. And at Christmas, I switch to anything minty.

Can't wait to see what Harper is wearing to the pumpkin patch!

Marie said...

Lie you, I have love taking my "little one" to the pumpkin patch. He's four now but we've had a lot going on medically so last year was his first year to go to a pumpkin patch. We went to two of them and it was a blast. I'm looking forward to going again this year.

Marie said...

I hope Harper feels better real soon. I'm glad it does not seem to be bothering her too much.

Lindsay said...

Oh no poor baby..get well soon. Averee had 5 teeth come in at once and broke out in hives all over her little body. I was so scared, they would come and go and they were the size of grapefruit. She was Harpers age, too. We have early teethers.haha!

Oh Fall, I love fall so much. What about a walk through the neighborhood, with the trees blowing the beautiful golden-red-orange leaves to and fro. And pumpkin patches and pumpkins...oh my!
LOVE IT

Linds said...

Nothing like the U of A during fall!

Heather Bug said...

I love the trees changing color and the cooler weather...also fall football games! The first 45 mins. driving from Fayetteville to Little Rock is gorgeous!!! Happy fall! :)

aLena said...

I Luv the Fall weather... I'm a sucker for rainy days!!!

Hope Harper feels better :)

Barb said...

It sounds to me like Harper may not be able to sleep through the night & take her naps due to fluid build up in her ears from the Eutashion tubes not being in the draining position yet. This is a very common baby "thing", that goes away with time. The poor little ones tubes are horizontal & can't drain so pressure builds up causing pain.......so they sit up to relieve the pain.

They can have fluid build up with an infection or without an infection. As soon as I read the "every hour" rising......it brought me right back to what I experienced with my 5th child (my last). It seemed by the time he got to an hour of sleep is when the pressure was so that made him uncomfortable. The poor little guy never experienced regular sleep until he had tubes placed in his ears at the age of 1 & then again at three. The change was immediate & he was finally able to get a good nights sleep........me too!!! :)
It's hard on them too.

Just a thought this could be bothering Harper too. Usually by her age they are sleeping longer so there must be something she's trying to tell us.

Mandi said...

the poor baby, i'm so sorry she has a double ear infection...but i'm so glad she is in a good mood!

i look forward to when i can take my children to the pumpkin patch too, one day!

my favorite thing about fall/winter is Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha's!!!!!!!!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Kathy said...

Poor Baby Harper-YUCK!!!


Autumn is my FAVORITE season..(Christmas is a holiday, not a season, right?) but we have ALL been sick and passing it around and I ahvent had enough energy to do anything :(

Krystal said...

awww...now you are making me miss fall (we don't get it out in Hawaii). But out here one of the things I LOVE is the high surf. Seriously, we get awesome waves in the fall. But back home I miss the fall bonfires...everyone sitting around, telling stories. Good times!

Janet said...

Kelly, When my kids have an ear infection they did not sleep at all. I remember last week you said Harper doesn't sleep much they say to lay down puts pressure on the ear and makes it hurt more. Good luck.

Ani said...

I live in Puerto Rico, so we have tropical weather year round and NO seasons! But, Starbucks does bring out the fall/winter flavors (Peppermint Mocha - yum!) and stores stock up on fall scents and decorations - so we just fake it a bit :-)
Hope baby girl is feeling better.
Cheers!

SouthernGalsBoutique said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year.. although living in the DFW area we don't have many trees, so I miss out on the color changes.. its around this time of year that i start to miss my hometown in MI!

Stephanie said...

I love the crisp cool weather and anything pumpkin. However,the best part about fall is football!!!

amelia said...

Hi Kelly,
I'm wondering if you could post where this adorable Halloween dress is from. I saw it in a previous post (maybe last fall?) and loved it then too!! I am expecting a girl and would love to buy one for her for next fall.
Also, can you post where your green top with the ruffles on the collar is from? (It's in many of your pics and is just adorable!)
THANKS!
Your post has me craving a Caramel Apple Spice...may have to go get one today!
I hope Harper is feeling much better soon, the poor girl!
Have a great day!

Kristy said...

That my baby is coming soon! We have all fall babies around here--September, October, and the newest addition is due in early November!

Lora said...

I love the cooler weather, the colors of the changing leaves, the pumpkins, gourds, the soups and stews that seems so appropriate at this time of year, pumpkin and apple crisp, fall decorations from our children's early years - everything, I think.

Praying Harper feels better soon.

Blessings!

sjm4him said...

So sorry Harper is sick! Glad you caught it early. My niece (22 months) is cutting her 2 yr molars and they are giving her fits. Poor things. I love Fall, but in Dallas, we don't really have one...at least most years, there are no changing leaves. :( I grew up in OH/MI and I really miss that color--once in college I had a pic taken of me in front of a tree that had purple, yellow, orange, red & green--all on the same tree! So pretty. Love the fall pumpkin dress...can't wait to see Miss Harper in her Fall attire--I'm sure you have some cute stuff! Is she going to dress up in a costume for Halloween? :) Hope you make it through the rest of the week and weekend OK and that you and Harper feel better. :)

Elle said...

We are big fans of fall and my husband loves Halloween (I think it's because his birthday is two days before) so we decorate our house for fall like most people decorate for Christmas! I love the cooler weather, the cozy clothes, the crisp, fresh smell in the air and - of course - football!

Hope Harper is better soon!

Anna said...

I love layering with jackets and coffee on a cold morning! ;-)

Emily said...

Hi Kelly! I just started reading (stumbled upon it from a friend's blog). You are very funny and personable...and Harper is adorable and sweet!! I happened to read right before going to Starbucks so I decided to try the apple spice...YUMMY!!

Happy Fall!! Its my fav too!!

The Pelhams said...

My favorite things are the changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks!
My kids were the same with their ears. My 1st and 2nd got all 4 top teeth at the same time and never ran a fever or showed any other symptoms, except, WAKING UP AT NIGHT! Then I knew something was wrong, and sure enough always an ear infection from teething!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Kelly! I just recieved an email from your Mom...she is so sweet! We would sure love to meet yall next weekend but I have a feeling a few extra fans will be in town..hehe. Your Mom told me to look for the older couple dressed in red on the 50 yard line HA! My Mom lives about two hours away and she will be meeting us up there for the day on Friday. We will be staying at a B&B somewhere out there. Marc wants to suprise me...{fingers crossed it's ok}. A mans idea of great is not always the same..heehee. I do hope you make it to the game but if you dont I will make sure to holler for both of us... we will be the couple in the last minute stinky seats. I will be the one trying to not have a panic attack due to the large crowds...Oh for the love of football~

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Trac~ said...

Awww.. poor Harper! Glad she is on the mend now and even better that she was still her happy self even with her aches and pains. I have NEVER tried the Carmel Apple Spice drink from Starbucks - but Carmel anything is my weakness for sure! I will have to try that sometime. I LOVED the picture of Fayetteville with the beautiful leaves - makes me really miss home. :o( My kids are now almost 16 and don't enjoy going to the pumpkin patch any longer and doing hayrides, etc., which makes me very sad. However, I may just have to force them to go with me this year - LOL Enjoy your time with Harper - it was always one of my most favorite places to take the kids in the fall and we always got some really great pictures! My favorite thing about fall is the changing colors of the leaves, and the cool crisp temps that we have this time of year in the Northeast - that is the one thing I don't miss about being home in Arkansas - it takes such a long time to cool off there after the summer. Have a great day! :o)

Sarah Forgrave said...

I'm the one who deleted my comment...signed in under the wrong login. :-/

I love everything about fall! No really, EVERYTHING! My favorite would have to be stepping on crunchy leaves (sometimes I walk in a zig zag pattern just to hear that satisfying crunch). :-)

Karen said...

Poor Harper! I love Fall too, my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the clothes, the crisp fall air, pumpkins, apples and baking on a cool day.
I also love that little jumper, where did it come from?

Jennie said...

OK, would love to know where that adorable dress is from, too! I know that a few folks have asked about it...hopefully you have a website to share with us!

The DeYoungs said...

My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather. I am very excited to dress Autumn in tights, hats, boots, and all that fun stuff. I also love the leaves changing color. It's so pretty

donna said...

Kelly,
Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy reading your blog. You have such a sweet heart and a cutie pie of a daughter. Your faith is such a wonderful thing. I have 6 grandchildren and only two are girls. I love making things for littl girls. I have so many extra things laying away I would love to give some away.

Jenni said...

Fall is my favorite season AND I Love all those things you mentioned!

Ginny said...

I found the article!

Pacifier Overuse Can Lead to Ear Infections

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/fishman/2006/pacifiers_ear_infections.html

What they mean by overuse, I'm not sure...Pacify means to "delay the anger or agitation of".......but some parents let their kids suck on them all day long and seem permanently stuck to their mouths when it is not even necessary!

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Amanda said...

I love fall!! I love to decorate my house. I love taking my daughter to the pumpkin patch and cant wait to take her this year! I love love pumpkins, fall leaves, pumpkin candles and going to Hobby Lobby to buy fall decorations. Hope Harper feels better. Happy Fall Ya'll

Robyn said...

We have made it a tradition to go to the pumpkin patch/corn mazes once a year now.

Sonya said...

i love Caramel apple spices. i get them year round!!! {sorry I tend to reply to your tweets every time you mention them!!!}

Jennifer said...

I'm a nut over fall too! I love this season. I think my favorite thing is pumpkin lattes from starbucks and pumpkin pie! I love all things pumpkin really.

And I've always looked forward to taking my baby to a pumpkin patch too. I think I'll wait until next October since Tommy can't even sit up on his own yet! (o: But I can't wait to see Harper's pictures in the pumpkins!

Missy Bevers said...

Everything you said and more. I thrive on the cooler although it takes a little longer to reach Southeast Texas. I have all my Fall and Halloween down but haven't put it up--planning to do that this weekend. I love layering clothes, boots, jackets, hot cups of flavored coffee. All the leaves, pumpkins, the smells--oh the smells of cinnamon and pumpkin spices. Ok...I need to stop!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

I Love Fall Too! My favorite thing is the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks! Very yummy!

manuelsmommy said...

I LOVE Fall and everything about it!!! The crispness to the air, my son being able to wear his footie jammies to bed because its' just cool enough at night, pumpkins, haystack, cornstalks, scarecrows...I literally love it ALL! And I'm pregnant so I'm super excited for a big ol' belly with jeans, a super cute sweater and boots! Fall is my favorite! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love fall, too. It's my favorite season! We got married in September, my son was born in November, and I love all the fall holidays, the scenery, the weather, the warmer clothes! It's a great season!

Jenn said...

i love the pumpkin patches also! i love hayrides, colored leaves, cool crisp air, sweaters, scarves, boots, gloves!

fall is my top season i think!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Hey Kelly! Just found your blog the other day--so great! Your daughter is a sweeeeeetie!!
I love fall, as I think everyone does. I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte the other day...pretty yummy :) And LOVE dressing my babies for halloween. Can't wait :)

Amy D. said...

FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!

btw, BTHO Arkansas!! Gig 'Em Aggies!

(this is friendly football banter from a fan)

Heather said...

Love the dress! Hope you and Harper feel better soon. Ear infections are NO fun!

Christina said...

I love the dress, and fall is fun b/c it's so much cooler, and of course because it's really "football weather" :O)

MrsSchoon said...

I can't wait to take our baby to the pumpkin patch this year, too! I also love fall scented candles, pumpkin baked goods and the cool air!

Stephanie said...

My son had a walker and loved it. He zoomed around the kitchen every night while I cooked. He was able to walk before he was 11 months and I give all the credit to the walker! I have heard people say that they aren't safe or worth the money, but I disagree with both. He played in his walker more than his entertainer!

2kutekreations said...

I love fall, and I love that dress too.
I love the colors of the leaves even though I don't get to enjoy them but only by pictures (I live in FL, praying one day I will move to the Smoky mountains), love pumpkin and pumpkin patches and the cooler weather :)

meeksmiles33 said...

Aromatique cinnamon cider candles, all the fall colors of the leaves, pumpkins, the cool brisk mornings and evenings, so much more!!