It’s been a big week over here. A knots-in-your-stomach kind of week. On Monday, after three years in one place, our kids started a new daycare center. It was a change that had been in the cards for a while, but that didn’t make it any easier. We are still adjusting and transitioning, and both kids got sick this week to make it even more difficult. I owe a longer post to it all, and I will; but today, I’d rather post about decorations, festivals, and celebrations.
Guy’s birthday is less than a week away, which is CRAZY. He will be ONE, if you can believe it (I can’t). We are not having a big birthday party — Nell just had her first at three — but we’ll celebrate with family. And so, to get Nell into the spirit of a birthday party that isn’t for her, we’re throwing Guy a Halloween birthday bash. Nell gets to help decorate AND she gets to wear a costume. It’s a big win.
And so, it’s looking Halloweeny around here.
And the dogs are enjoying their outdoor time this fall in their super fancy *super permanent* dog pen.And, because it’s fall in southern Maryland, we’re enjoying festivals every week. This weekend was the Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County, and we had absolutely beautiful weather, which was a far cry from last year’s cold, wet festival…at which I also happened to be 39 weeks pregnant, which isn’t exactly a winning combination for oysters and beer.
But this year, we had oysters grilled, on sandwiches, and in tacos. We sampled chowders and ate mini donuts.
And finally, when it was almost time to go home, Nell and Grandma found the giant bubble tubs.
We are home today with one little Guy who woke up with some spots on his face. So we’re taking it easy and letting him rest, which for most of the day means pulling him off of the stairs and tables he is constantly climbing.
But right now he is resting, hopefully sleeping off whatever little bug he caught. After all, he’s got a birthday to celebrate soon.