Xander caught his first “I’m back in daycare sickness” stomach bug over the weekend. He still was feeling not so great on Monday, so we all stayed home. By mid afternoon his tummy was finally feeling much better, so we enjoyed the nice fall weather with a walk in the neighborhood. He all of a sudden LOVES going for walks in the stroller. I have been trying to walk with them more often and give him the choice of the wagon or stroller. He typically chooses the stroller and will repeatedly ask for “stroller” until we finally get outside. I’m quickly learning that toddlers are all about the here and now. Don’t even think about talking to them about something your going to do in a few hours, days or months. It will inevitably result in a meltdown and preservation. The J.J. Cole Bundle Me infant and Toddler blankets work okay with the Baby Jogger stroller. Due to the bulk of the material there isn’t much room for Xander to move his legs, but he didn’t seem to mind. I’m sure he appreciated being warm.
Is there anything more spectacular than fall foliage?
Xander learned the color red today. He is becoming more interested in colors and randomly names them. I love watching his cognitive skills develop.
When I stopped to take pictures of the foliage X pointed out these “grapes”. He has such good eyes!
I love how Noah’s pumpkin hat came out. The pressure is on to knit Xander one now.
Love his blue eyes!
No walk is complete without a trip to the playground. I was shocked that Xander navigated the playground equipment all by himself while I fed Noah. He is now fearless on the slide. The last time I brought him to the playground he wanted nothing to do with it unless he sat on my lap. Mr. Stan (the daycare provider) brings the kids to the playground almost everyday and I certainly can tell.
We attempted to feed the geese a bread heel, but Xander had other ideas. As soon as I started throwing a piece of the bread he said, “My bread.”. Sure enough he wanted to eat it. He is too funny!
Noah enjoyed the baby swings (tasty) and playing with some toys on his blanket. It warms my heart to watch Noah and Xander together. They are two peas in a pod. Xander walked the rest of the way home, running and looking at all the rocks. He busted out these three sentences that shocked his proud mommy, “I like rocks.”, “I like our house.”, “I like cars.”. Yes, with the pural -s, and pronoun “our”. Go little X!
We left DC in the downpour on Thursday morning to head to Maine for my best friend, Mary’s wedding. Mary and I have been friends since 7th grade and I was the matron of honor in her wedding. We arrived in Portsmouth around 11:30 pm after the long trip. The next day we spent some time shopping in the morning and then met Adrian’s parents for lunch. After lunch we headed north to Brunswick for the rehearsal and then the rehearsal dinner. After dinner we checked into our hotel and hung out for the rest of the night. Saturday morning was an early one- with a hair appointment and meeting at the bride’s house to get ready. The weather was a wonderful Maine fall day- sunny and 60 degrees. The wedding was held at a beautiful church and the bride and groom looked stunning. Overall it was a perfect day for a great couple. I am so happy for my best friend!
hanging with Daddy before the ceremony
X fell asleep during the ceremony
Mary and Jeremy Rackliffe
Ceremony over, walking back down the isle with the best man
Time for pictures and waking up the sleepy boy
The reception was held in Auburn, Maine at the Fireside Inn
Welcoming Mr. and Mrs. Rackliffe
- Mary looked beautiful
clink, clink- kiss, kiss
The head table
Pretty flower bouquet
Time for the cake
Couple’s first dance…awww
Father and daughter dance
antics at the table…no nap so he was all over the place
He even managed to get a small stuffed moose from the ladies at the front desk
with all his charm…that and dad’s
After eating many M & M’s- I’m not even sure
Time for a little dancing
Just some pictures we took outside of the church after the ceremony
The leaves are just starting to turn in Maine now and they are so pretty