My mom had the idea to take Grayson to the B&O Railroad Museum last week and I was definitely all for it. Grayson loves all things cars and trains so I knew he’d love it. We threw in the umbrella stroller, the sippy cups and enough goldfish and animal crackers to last a couple of hours and made our way down town. Grayson was a little skeptical when we first arrived but we bought tickets for the train ride and made our way inside. The minute we let him out of the stroller, READ MORE
This past Sunday, we made our way to Baltimore where my friend from college was hosting the Harvest Festival with her event company. It was an event geared toward kids with pumpkin painting, a hay maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, train rides and more. It was the perfect excuse to get us out of the house, for Grayson to run around and of course to see my friend again! Since Grayson is still a little too small for some of the events, we pretty much utilized the hay maze and the music. The rest of the time he just tired to run away from us and steal toys from other kids. We’ll have to work on the word “share” ;)
The rest of the time was spent chasing him down the pathway because he refused to hold our hands and then I made him ride the carousel and he cried during half the ride. I laughed and then felt like the worst mom in the world for making my 14 month old ride a carousel and then laughing at him. Sorry, honey….
We went to a Fall Harvest and Crafts Festival that Steppingstone Farm Museum was putting on this past weekend. I’ve actually never heard of the place until I saw a sign on the side of the road as I was driving home from work one day. I’m always looking for fun stuff that Kyle and I can take Grayson to for a couple of hours and this was perfect! They had different craft booths, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, apple butter making, hay rides, a petting zoo, magic shows, music and delicious Fall foods. Obviously, we didn’t do most of the crafty stuff since G is a little too young still but we did look through the petty zoo, shared a funnel cake, sat on tractors, learned where tomatoes came from, watched a puppet show and held Grayson’s hand as he walked and walked and walked. He’s getting so good guys! Below are some pictures from the day!
These candles were a part of a girls high school project. They had to make them, create a business plan, and then sell them to candle lovers like me. I love supporting creative and hard working people so I bought a gingerbread man flavored candle and I seriously can’t wait to fill my apartment with the smell of gingerbread. Thanks girls!
On Saturday, a friend of mine told me about kid fest going on at Weber’s Farm. Unfortunately, our morning errands took longer than expected so we didn’t get to meet up with each other but Kyle and I still decided to have a nice little family outing. We made our way to the farm where we played with pumpkins, climbed on fire trucks, and browsed all the fun fall decorations they were displaying. Grayson is walking so much now, it was fun holding his hand and having him walking by our sides. I’m sure he feels like such a big boy!
A woman that works there saw us taking pictures and suggested putting Grayson in with all the pumpkins. “You want some advice on pictures? Put him in here!” she said. So….. we did. And she was right, he looked pretty darn cute and fall like, surrounded by the pumpkins.
There was a fire truck there that the kids could climb into and explore. G refused to keep the plastic red fireman hat on but he sure loved sitting up high in the drivers seat! He had the biggest smile on his face as he gripped the steering wheel.
We walked around and look at all their pumpkins. Despite my objections, we decided to wait a couple more weeks to get a pumpkin. Kyle thinks it should be at least October before we start buying that stuff. He’s crazy, am I right? It’s never too early to decorate for fall. I’m already wearing plaid for goodness sake.
Guys, I love this age. I love that he can now walk/waddle around with us, hand in hand. Every person that walks by can’t help but say “oh my gosh, look at him! He’s so cute!” in a high pitched squealing kind of tone. But I have to admit, I love it. I love that he gets so much attention. I love that everyone thinks he’s the cutest thing ever. He’s mine and I made him. And I’m so in love with the little boy who calls me Mama.
On Saturday, we met our friends at a local vineyard, where we laid out blankets for a little picnic outside. The weather was gorgeous and there was wine so obviously us Mama’s were in play date heaven. Her baby girl is 3 months old and it’s such a difference from Grayson’s crazy 1 year old self. I remember when I could just lay him down on the blanket and he wouldn’t move. Crazy, right? Although, he did have so much fun crawling around in the grass, being swung and thrown into the air and flirting with the 3 different bachelorette parties happening there. The whole thing is just so bittersweet. I love our fun, happy, playful boy but it’s hard not to miss the tiny, tiny baby that could once fit cradled in one arm.
But seriously, can we just look at the size difference between Grayson and Maddie? When did my baby get so big? It’s even more noticeable when he’s side by side with a 3 month old, huh? Below are some pictures from the day. It was so nice to just be outside soaking in the last weeks of summer.
I am so ready for fall weather (boots, leggings, sweaters that feel like you’re wearing a blanket, pumpkin spice everything, holidays in every month!!) buttttt I am sure going to miss these relaxing summer afternoons outside. What do you do with toddlers during the winter?!
Happy Monday, friends!