Monday, September 24, 2012

Not Quite Fall Weekending

This weekend has been so fun!

I had Friday off, so Jack and I slept in, then headed out to lunch together at Mi Cocina. He is usually so good at restaurants, and this time was no exception. He is his mother's son with a deep love of tortilla chips, so we had a great lunch. Afterward, we headed to the mall for a little bit of shopping before going home for a nap for both of us.

Saturday night, my dear newly-engaged friend Alisia came by to watch our boy while we headed out to the Pregnancy Lifeline fundraising gala. It was a western/after-five theme. Of course, it's always fun to wear cowboy boots in Cowtown. One feels so authentic, even though we are but city-dwellers.

{I have been reading the Anne of Green Gables series, and I feel it has affected my speech. Many pardons if it is irritating. Does this happen to you too?}

I feel the need to add that I wore a side pony after a failed side-chignon attempt. Sometimes I stick the landing on my chignon, and others, I land on the mat. Nonetheless, the side pony came through for me that night, and I have some photobooth pics that I will post because they are both terrible and funny all at the same time. We just cannot get ourselves together in a photo booth.

On Sunday we headed out to my Department's annual Family Picnic. This year it was at Great Wolf Lodge, and I have been so excited at the prospect of taking Jack there. It was his first time at something like that, and I daresay he would classify it as one of the best days in his whole 19 months if he knew how to express it.

Most of my pictures of him are with his mouth wide open, shrieking with joy. We were there from 11 AM to 5:30 PM because I was an event organizer and felt like I needed to be around in case of any issues. (There weren't any, of course.) He did so great for being there so long. We stopped in the lobby for a quick nap in my lap, and it was just enough recharge for him to make it.

There is just something about seeing things through a child's eyes. His joy and excitement over the wave pool, being sprayed with water, or putting his hands in the fountain--there is just nothing like the innocence and wonder of a sweet child. I kept wanting to capture every moment and commit it to treasured memory.

It was a great weekend, and we all tucked into our beds with a need for rest. I hope you have a great week!


  1. Your baby boy is such a cutie! And yes, the whole talking like the book thing happens to me, too... I spent all 2000 pages this summer forgetting that I was not Scarlett O'Hara!

    1. Thank you! My husband is like, "People don't talk like that." :) So funny how that happens!

  2. His little BELLY! Ahhhh I love it!

    The book thing happens to me ALL THE TIME, especially if I'm reading an author with a particularly definitive 'voice.' When I read Mrs. Dalloway, I spoke in nothing but meandering run-on sentences for two weeks (with lots of parentheses).


    1. Would you believe I have never read that book? I probably should add it to my list!


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