Our family are members at the Dallas Arboretum which means that we can go an enjoy 66 acres of beautiful botanical gardens year around. Autumn at the Arboretum is truly breathtaking and honestly one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. Beginning the end of September the gardens transform with thousands of blazing colored florals and over 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash come together to form the nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village.
|Look at all these precious babies!|
On Tuesday's they have "Tiny Tot Tuesday". So not only do we get to enjoy the gardens, pumpkin patches & brand new Rory Myer's Adventure Children Garden but they bring in a petting zoo, face painters, kids craft & they have Kinder Music on the lawn that over looks White Rock Lake. We have already been to Tiny Tot Tuesday twice this year and it is only October 1st! It is so much fun to meet up with all my girlfriends & their precious little one's. Josselyn has been having a blast playing & running around with all of her friends. She LOVES pumpkins, seeing the animals & playing in the water in the Children's Garden (only in Dallas can your kids play in a splash pad in October!!!) haha
I have learned over the past few months that it is ok to venture out of my house with both of my girls. I will admit I still refuse to go anywhere completely ALONE with them (however, I am ok if we are meeting up with friends). I really am still trying to get the hang of managing a barely 2 year old and a 5 month old but I am slowly learning how to do it. I have gotten braver in these last 5 months and I do go to a Baby Boot Camp work out class twice a week, various parks for play dates, museums, the zoo, the fair & of course the arboretum with both my girls! But honestly, the only reason I do it is because I have such amazing girlfriends who ALWAYS help me out when something traumatic is about to happen (poop explosions, Josse melt downs, feeding 2 girls at once, etc) I really am blessed to have such great "mommy friends" & "adopted aunties" in this season of my life.
Lately, God has been teaching me to just relax, embrace the chaos, cherish the moments & enjoy the season because far too soon it will pass right by. One day I will wish I could still hear the sounds of my babies crying, see tiny finger prints all over my glass tables & trip over baby toys strung all over my living room. I am finally after two years learning that it is ok to sometimes let the laundry wait and hold my girls just a little bit longer, take in their sweet smell and seize each day I have been blessed with.
Happy Fall Everyone!
James 4:14 "Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away"