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Weekend Recap!

on October 27, 2013

We had a busy, fun-filled fall weekend! The weather, after being cold and gloomy and actually SNOWING on Wednesday, perked up right on time for us to go out and enjoy one last warm sunny weekend.

Although, it didn’t start out warm. Saturday morning we woke up to go get Pax’s 1-year photos done at 830 at the park. The photog insisted it would be great morning light and so we went with anticipation, but in reality the morning was very chilly (32!) and poor Pax was shivering during the shots. We had to take several baby-breaks to wrap him in blankets and get him warm in the car, and he wouldn’t smile because he was too cold! Nevertheless, we’re excited to see the end result- we’ve gotten the below two photos back and we think they’re cute, in spite of Pax’s why-are-you-doing-this-to-me faces. The third one is him taking a baby-warming break with his Mama- poor thing’s lips had started turning blue! (I wish I was kidding. 😦 )

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After we finished our photography session, we drove out into the country to our friend’s house to enjoy an afternoon. Her house is way, way out in the country! Dirt road, cows, Amish cart-and-buggies, and grain silos galore. It was very nice drive with beautiful fall foliage, and nice to get away from it all. We stopped and had lunch in this little two-street town at a diner called “under the arch” where food was served country-style and everyone called the waitresses by their names and asked about their kids. At the farm, Thing One enjoyed climbing apple trees, eating said apples and also feeding them to the resident cows and calves, and wandering through the barn. Pax also enjoyed the farm but wasn’t quite sure what to think of the cows! He was more interested in trying to eat the gravel. He also demonstrated his first use of the word no while we were there- Thing One picked him up and took him away from the gravel and he squirmed to get out of her arms and yelled at her “NO! NO NO NO NO NO!” as she carried him off. Hilarious!

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Today, we relaxed for half the day and then got up and went to our local orchard. There were hay bales to climb, corn boxes to play in, corn mazes to explore (and get very, very lost in. That thing was HUGE!), inflatable bounce houses, corn hole games, and much much more! The kids were in heaven and it was nice to spend even more time in the open air.

They also had several local pet rescues there that we spent quite a bit of time talking to, considering adopting a dog. No baby, new pet syndrome? Maybe? They had a coon hound available who was not there today but the lady was telling us about it and that perked my ears right up. I have always loved hounds! In any case, we didn’t come home with anyone new today which is in and of itself a miracle, but we might consider it in the near-ish future!

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Now we are home and I am rocking a sleeping, snuggly baby on my lap, favoring the last few hours of weekend before the hectic week starts. Halloween and my mom’s bday are this week (same day, actually), Shorty’s birthday is next week, and before we know it the holidays will be upon us! Time flies….

Have a good beginning of your week, everyone!


2 responses to “Weekend Recap!

  1. DeCaf says:

    That “sister for sale” shirt is awesome. 😀

  2. meridith says:

    Great photos! Both kids – but especially T1 in that red shirt – are adorable!

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