This little love bug celebrates his FIRST birthday today. Eugene has brought unending joy to our lives + we are so thankful to call him ours.
While my parents were down for Thanksgiving we threw Eugene a little Birthday celebration. We sang to him, gave him some new pajamas + let him go crazy on his own chocolate cupcake. I would say that was the highlight of his first year! However, next time, we're going with vanilla. Ha.
We happened to catch a perfect fall day yesterday. The sun was shining brightly, the trees were still holding on to bits of color + the temperatures were tolerable enough to frolic in outside. After taking a drive through the country + fueling up on some Intelligentsia coffee it was inevitable that my camera would find its way to my hands. We went for a hike in a great southern Wisconsin park where I immediately starting taking pictures. We unintentionally matched the scenery + also unintentionally matched each other. I wait all year for this season to return + 2013 did not disappoint me.
When the bleak of winter starts to wear on me I will have to find these pictures + revel in them to remind myself that color will once again reign as king. The forest was full of vivid shades of yellow-orange leaves, back lit with endless sunshine glowing through the trees upon which they were resting. It was breathtaking.
Eugene had so much fun playing in the crunchy leaves + then attempting to eat them when we weren't looking. I am quite certain he would have stayed all day if we would have let him.
I hope you have gotten the chance to be out in nature to enjoy this lovely season. I am going to try to hold on to autumn as long as I can. The holidays will be upon us shortly, we will find ourselves ringing in the new year + before long there will be another baby joining this little family. There is so much to be grateful for!
As you may know, we are expecting our 2nd child in March! We couldn't be more excited to grow our little family + for Eugene to have a playmate. We won't find out the gender for another month so in the meantime I came up with some gender-neutral ideas for the nursery. Just me over here dreaming + being inspired. Enjoy!