If you've been a reader of my blog for the past few years, then you'll know one of our favorite family traditions is to celebrate Rosey Posey's birthday with a family trip to the fair. We've gone to the fair for the past 7 years (including 2013 and 2014). This year all three kiddos were able to go and ride rides ;)
Since Little Lady couldn't ride some of the bigger rides that the older kids were on, she started her day out with some ice cream (Yes, even before dinner).
Rosey posey brought her friend along to enjoy the evening. Those two are too much alike. :P
Bubee is tall enough for the first time: he got to DRIVE the bumper cars all by himself!
When Little Lady finally got to ride she FREAKED OUT (And that's an understatement). I had to take her off the horse and sit on one of the stationary seats on the marry-go-round so she'd stop crying.
Latter she road this little ride and though she started the ride crying (She was fine till the ride started moving), she finished it laughing and haveing a great time!
Soon I couldn't keep her off the rides. Bubee was a big help too ;)
Rosey Posey, who turned 13 this year (Yikes!!) enjoyed the freedom of her new age and zipped fast than I could move from ride to ride.
Of course Papaw came for the food. LOL
We finished the night with a ride across the top of the fair on the sky way.
And enjoyed some BEAUTIFUL sites!!!
What's your family doing as the fall season rolls in?
While visiting my MIL today I inherited this unique measuring cup. Truth be told she was going to thrift store it and I asked if I could have it. I love to turn glass containers into something new like these:
However I can't seam to get inspired with this one: It's not quite a mug (has the spout top), but not quite a jar (has a handle). I've spent some time scouring pinterest and blogs and still don't know what I want to do with my new treasure. It's a plain 1 cup measuring cup. Almost all the markings have worn off, so it's no longer useful as is.
So I'm turning to you, my readers... Use the linkin to share your posts
or even link someone else's post and let me know what you think I should
/ could make with this glass measuring cup. Be sure to link with your e-mail. If I pick your idea I'll be sure to mention and link you (And the original blog post if it's not yours) in my update when I show what this becomes. ;) Thanks in advance for your wonderful ideas!! :D
My SIL came over this past weekend and brought me my first PSL of the season. Ever since then I've been jumping head first into fall. I've made this recipe for several years and think I've finally perfected the way my family loves it. My recipe is fairly mild, but would be easy to spice up by adding more chili sauce or even some chili powder.
2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 med Onion, chopped
1 (15 oz) can Pumpkin
1 (28 oz) can Stewed Tomatoes
1 (16 oz) can (dark or light) Kidney Beans
6oz Chili Sauce
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
Optional: Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, or other toppings
1. Brown the meat with the onions. Drain off extra grease. Add browned meat to soup pot. I've found it easiest to brown ground beef 1 lb at a time.
2. Add all the other ingredients. I used bigger tomatoes this time than I usually do. I think diced works the best. Also don't drain your tomatoes or beans if you like a thinner chili like we do. You can always adjust this as needed.
3. Mix well and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 min. Serve hot topped with cheese or sour cream.
When you're done with this delish dish, your whole house will smell like fall!! This is such a hearty chili with the pumpkin in it. Start with small servings. My family likes ours mild and even Little Lady will gobble this right up!
What unique ingredients have you put in your chili?
I know my kids have out grown the 'onsie stage' of life, but I have to admit that I think babies in costumes are TOO CUTE!!! Here are some of my favorites. These all range from simple DIY to complex DIY to even a few purchasable ones: