First, the fall weather, spectacular. No complaints here. And the trees are looking so pretty this year (I guess that's the payoff for all the heat and drought).
After my sewing machine bit the dust and I decided to say "screw it" I was relieved to be completely unburdened from sewing projects for awhile. We've had a lot of fun this week overall.
Saturday we went to the little local airport's open house. Michael took a ride in the barrel 'airplane' train. DH and I held our breath as our baby disappeared from our sight, all alone. He did fine, the first time, the second time he was in a bad mood and we had to cut his flight short. There were lots of air planes to look at, of course, including a cool B-25 bomber.
In his airplane
He's so far away! You can barely even see him.
Ah, good, almost back to mom.
I'm sure these are just for show, but they still look pretty cool.
Sunday was the Fall Festival. We didn't stay for long, but Michael had some fun picking out some new pumpkins and then trying to eat the paint he was supposed to be painting them with.
Monday we ran errands and dropped my sewing machine at the repair shop (it's still there). We picked up some books from the library, some of which were actually for me and I actually got to read them this week. Reading a book, what a novel idea. I also reclaimed my living room by purging a bunch of toys. I took several sacks of toys downstairs and switched out some of the upstairs toys so he would focus on the "new" toys and not all the missing toys. Once I was finished it was like I had a whole new living room. It was soothing and organized. Almost like it was before I had a baby. I've managed to keep it picked up all week!!!
Tuesday we went for a nice bike ride. We didn't go very far because I just wanted it be fun, and I haven't been on my bike in a couple of weeks and was hoping to ease back into things (I still paid for it later). On the way back to the car we stopped at the Master Gardner's demonstration gardens and played in the shade of the old trees. It was quiet and lovely.
Wednesday I was very tired for some reason, so we stayed in during the morning and went out the nature center and did some shopping in the afternoon.
Thursday I decided that we should hang out at the demonstration gardens again so I packed the picnic basket with books and toys and snacks and we rolled out the blanket and spent the morning there. Michael was outside and free to run around and play. He was kept happy with snacks and books. He was so content playing with his toys, I actually got to read some from one of my books! Whoa!
Be free my child!
I love your little face.
This child runs on grapes.
Hi-ho Silver!Friday we had to go grocery shopping. Blah.
Saturday DH took Michael for a combine ride. Do you think it's a good idea let a kid that's allergic to soybean harvest them? Michael enjoyed the ride but his nap got screwed up and that made for some unhappy time the rest of the day.
Today we all went back to the demonstration gardens had a "picnic" (or 'nak' as Michael calls it).
I'll take as many of the lovely days as I can get.