I promised Grayson that today would be the last day to ride in his infant carseat. He's moving up to a big boy car seat. So, after music class today, I allowed him to eat a rice krispy treat for his last ride. Who cares if he gets the seat all sticky?!
Grayson has learned a new trick in the tub. He thinks it's pretty funny when you put a squirt toy under the hat of the duck and press down. If aimed correctly, it will squirt him in the face. He usually does it over and over, but lost interest quickly tonight.
Our church gathered this morning to have one service at the park. Since we are such a large church, we are never able to worship together with everyone. There was no childcare, so that made it harder to pay attention. Grayson's not the most quiet and still child. We had great weather and a great time.
I think fall finally showed up today with temperatures down in the 60s. So, it was a perfect day to go out to the pumpkin patch and apple cider mill. Grayson wasn't quite sure what to do with the pumpkins. Do I try to pick it up? Do I try to sit on it and ride it? Do I roll it?
I started working on the flowers for my 3rd wedding tonight. This was a smaller wedding with only a few flowers, so it was relatively easy. I think they turned out well and I was only up until 1:30 getting them done! I think she will be pleased.
The bride's bouquet
Having kids provides lots of learning opportunities for all involved. Today was one for me. I should have known not to let him pick up my bowl and walk off the carpet. As soon as he got to the kitchen, he dropped it. Oh, well. I guess that's why they encourage kids to eat on plastic dishes.
Just a tip for the day: We have discovered that we have REALLY bad fall allergies. Someone told me, after I had been suffering for 2 weeks, that I need to eat a spoonful of honey that is made as local as I could find because the bees are eating from the local plants. So, eating the honey is supposed to build your immunity to the allergens. So, we went to the local farmers market and got this honey to try. It's darker than the honey I am used to, but the girl said this is wildflower honey, for fall allergies. She knew all about this home remedy. So, I will definitely try it. The girl recommended starting 2 weeks before the allergies get bad, so it may be too late, but I'll give it a shot and know for next year.
Tonight was nice outside, so we asked Grayson if he wanted to go on a bike ride. Of course, he did, so he hurried out to the garage. Adam pulled the bikes out and then Grayson spotted the air pump. It was all over then. He started pumping air for the first time and then REFUSED to go on a ride. So, we went to the back yard instead and let him pump away.
While I demolished Adam in 2 games of ladderball!
Adam and I went on a date tonight. Grayson was with some friends, so we had a nice dinner out and then went shopping. Some of you may think that our choice of store was pretty boring, but when you are childless, an hour at Target can be quite fun.
We woke up this morning to the sound of hot air balloons flying over our house. This weekend is the first annual balloon festival. There are events going on all weekend. We hope to see more.
We also went to our first touch-a-truck event this morning. There were lots of fun vehicles for the kids to climb into and experience. Grayson liked the fire truck, bulldozer, limo, race car, and of course, the Krispy Kreme car.
This picture is reenacted, but just how I found Grayson when I picked him up from daycare today. Sitting on the bottom step--because he was in time out!! She said he had been kicking the doorstoppers and then tried to pull one out of the wall. He also tried to get another boy to do it as well. And when he wouldn't stop, he was sent to time out. Oh, what a wonderful road we are beginning to travel- discipline.
Grayson had a good 15 month check up today. His weight is now 22# (20th %ile), which means we REALLY need to get him a new carseat. He will be happy about that. He's not growing very tall and has fallen to the 3rd %ile. His head circumference is in the 60th %ile. He had 4 shots and got lots of compliments on how cute he was.
Adam chose to have dinner at Stroud's, famous for their fried chicken and southern cuisine, for his birthday dinner with my parents. It was delicious of course.
The restaurant is in an old house and then you are welcome to walk around the grounds while you wait. This was Grayson's favorite part, the birdbath, in which he took his own bath.
Today is Becca's wonderful grandma's birthday. She is 86 years young today. When I called to wish her a Happy Birthday, she missed the call because she said she was outside sweeping the driveway after the yard was mowed! She's amazing!