Posted by Rachel at 8:33 PM
1- Oh Autumn. Sweaters, soup, a cool breeze, leaves, football, pumpkins, new tv shows, apple-picking, perfect weather. This week has been absolutely delightful, and I'll take many, many more just like it.
2- After Mattie's antics on Monday I'm afraid things didn't get much better. Apparently she's decided to start her terrible two's 8 months early. Her bad behavior culminated yesterday when she threw my phone at my face, leaving me with a painful fat lip. But when she's not being a demon, she's a cuddly, happy, sweet angel and her vocabulary is exploding, which is so much fun.
3- We had a little scare this week when Jilly fell in love with a Rainbow Barbie dress at Target. She's been fully committed to an Elsa costume for the past year. So committed that we have an Elsa dress hidden in my closet (thanks to her Nana who saved the day by finding one at Costco and mailing it to us.) We took a picture of the Barbie dress at Target and Jilly talked about it/stared at the picture nonstop for a couple days but I think we've finally talked her down from the ledge and are safely on Team Elsa again.
4- I re-watched the last few episodes of Gilmore Girls this week. Never ever in the history of television has there been a more perfect series finale. Bryan watched with me (or sat next to me watching something else on the computer) and was a little underwhelmed by the show and overwhelmed by my emotions while watching.
5- We got out our Halloween decorations and the girls have been feasting on four-year-old candy corn we found in the box (literally, it was one of those stuffed animals that's full of candy and I know we got it that long ago.) So far neither of the girls has gotten sick, and Mattie has finally mastered signing please in return for the candy so I'm just gonna go with it.
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For my 20th birthday my amazing roommates through me a surprise party. Bryan and I were not an item yet but during the party he and his roommates burst through the door with a birthday song they wrote just for me (I was not unique- they wrote birthday songs for many of the girls in our complex, but this fact did not stifle my excitement one tiny bit.) The song was set to a Red Hot Chili Peppers song and the chorus was "She drives around in a pink minivan, moving 'round town looking for a man, Rachel Anderson, yeah she's the bomb, You know you want to squeeze this soccer mom." Looking back, it's a little embarrassing that my 20th birthday song was about being a soccer mom, but, hey, I knew what I wanted.
Last week I got to live out my dream as a soccer mom. My mom took my sister back to school in Idaho and asked me to come stay with my dad, Bethany, and Tyler for the week. I had a great time staying with my family, and glimpsed a tiny bit of what my life will be like in a few years when I'm busy doing school drop-off, soccer carpool, and keeping on top of teenagers (let's just hope I don't have a one-year-old then!) We had fun and were busybusybusy.
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