Weekly Wins: Novembering

It's FRI-YAY!!!!
Unfortunately our day is starting with Ella's 6 month appointment which means shots...including the flu shot I believe. The positive side of this is, she's gonna be inoculated which is a great thing, but the tears are never easy. I'm excited to see how much our little lady has grown though (and to sleep in a bit this morning)!

Time to celebrate the wins from the week!

~Ella had a successful first Halloween and trick-or-treating experience. We stopped by our neighbor friends' houses before Ella's bedtime (which also helped us push back her bedtime a bit in anticipation of Falling back this weekend for DST), and Ella grabbed candy (that later went into mommy's tummy) and got lots of attention for her first Halloween!
~this shot from daycare earlier in the day on Halloween and Ella's "I'm over it" face
(the hat is from my friend's son's--on the left--first Halloween 3 years ago) Her face makes me laugh every time I see the picture

~The morning skies this week have been out of this world. I didn't take any pictures because I was driving (and that's a no-no), and also because they just don't do the skies justice. I find that Fall skies in the morning and at sunset are some of the most gorgeous.

~Driving along the Potomac towards Mount Vernon, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack in the mornings. It's fun listening to history while driving along where some of it took place.

~leftover Halloween candy. Enough said :)
~2 teacher workdays on Monday and Tuesday, and an early release today means: 1) time to get work done  2) no kids at work 3) leaving early and getting to spend a little more time with Ella

~hubs coming home with a huge pack of Honeycrisp apples (my favorite) and dark chocolate covered pretzels from Costco. #getinmytummy

~these two shirts made their way into my online Target shopping cart and will be arriving on my doorstep next week, along with a $10 gift card just for buying them!
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~post-nursing/burping zzzz's before bedtime--the snuggle is real
I'm really not sure how this one is going to make it another hour to bedtime after this weekend with DST ending

~I've gotten a ton of super cute pictures of Ella from daycare this week that have seriously made my day. I won't keep inundating you with Ella pics though (even though I could look at them all day long) :)

~Seeing my mom this weekend!

Hope your Friday is quick and your weekend is extra restful!!


  1. Good luck at the appointment today, hope it goes okay and is quick!! Happy weekend girl! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  2. Hahaha I posted about that shirt today, too! Great minds: ;)

  3. Look at that watermelon cutie! Her face with the pumpkin hat is priceless! Good luck at the appointment and have a great weekend :-)
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  4. oh those shirts are so cute. and the photos of ella in the costumes kill me. i just love it! nothing as sweet as a cute baby in a cute costume :) happy weekend girly! enjoy mom time!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. Ugh-- totally missed the concept of daylight savings time this weekend... it's good thing they got up at 5 am today and WOULD NOT go back to sleep. WAHHH :(((((

  6. I loved your Halloween shots of little Miss! Awwww that last one is so sweet. Good luck with your appointment!

  7. Loving those tops from Target! Sending you all the hugs for baby girl's appointment! Serena just had her 12 month, and had 5 shots. Poor thing! It's not easy, but definitely what's best for them. Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. Awe, poor Ella. She looks she was cozy in her costume. Early releases were always the best days! Have a good weekend!

  9. Honeycrisp apples are my favorite! I had never had them before moving South, and clearly I was missing out. I seriously loved that strawberry costume - so good. Good luck with the time change this weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  10. Ella's strawberry halloween costume is so cute! Hopefully her shots aren't too bad today- I can only imagine how hard it is having to watch though. Love the ruffle neck/sleeve top from Target!

  11. Hope the shots went okay! Driving along the Potomac listening to Hamilton sounds bucket list worth to this little history nerd! I totally forgot about the time change! Thank you for the reminder! Have a fantastic weekend!

  12. I hate daylight savings time sooo much. It sucks and my kids take weeks to get used to it. I feeel your pain. I love that first shirt from Target. I need it!!! Ella's Halloween costume is just darling. Have a great weekend!!!

  13. There could NEVER be too many pictures of Ella :) Love that pic from daycare, that face is priceless! I am so dreading the time change with my kiddo.

  14. That picture of Ella sticking out her bottom lip is hilarious and precious! I totally just took advantage of the Target $10 gift card thing, too! I bought some more of my favorite jeans!

  15. I just bought the sweater on the left!!! I love it!

  16. Ella was so cute in her costume! Bring on ALL the pictures- she's just darling. And you'd better believe I took advantage of the Target gift card, too :) Happy Friday!

  17. Ella's Halloween costume is too adorable! I love the white top on the left with the ruffles...so pretty!

  18. I hope her shots went well, it is never easy seeing your little one go through that.

  19. I love that picture of the 3 of you on Halloween!!!


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