Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Festivities and Random Ramblings

Clear blue skies, pumpkin spice lattes, autumn leaves, cool weather. These are a few of my favorite (fall) things!
I feel like I look forward to fall all year long and when it gets here it never disappoints.  Each year I love it more and more. This fall has been extra special because we had so many wonderful visitors (hi Stef, Lynds and Mom!!).  It’s been a busy October but we've had so much fun! I love that Avery is at an age where she can enjoy fall festivities like carving pumpkins, going for a hayride and trick-or-treating! Last weekend my mom was here for my 30th birthday. Ugh, that makes me feel old. Having her here was the best present I could ask for! Anyway, we had so much fun doing fall things…

Saturday was a wonderful/awful day all rolled into one.  We went to Fort Worth for BBQ and trick-or-treating but Asher has had a nasty stomach bug  was not completely back to normal.  *WARNING – poop story – not the most fun to read about but someday (maybe) we’ll look back and laugh.

He did his usual scream at the top of his lungs thing in the car and when we got to the BBQ place I realized he had a major diaper blow out.  And while I had an extra pair of pants I didn't have another onesie and it was everywhere.  Oh, and the restaurant didn't have a changing table in the bathroom so after waiting in line for five minutes as the situation got increasingly messy, we ended up going back out to the truck and I attempted to get things cleaned up.  I ended up throwing out his pants and double wrapping his onesie in an “outer” diaper to try and get the situation under control because we were already running late for trick-or-treating thanks to a forgetful momma realizing that she’d forgotten the stroller after we were already halfway there. UGH.

We eventually made it to our destination and seeing my babies all dressed in their costumes made it all worth it.  Avery had a blast and was so happy to see her BFF.  Asher tolerated the stroller (yay!) and even fell asleep in his daddy’s arms on our way back to the house.  He then proceeded to scream for 30 minutes the whole way home.  I’m about at my whit’s end with this whole screaming in the car business.  I really don’t know what to do… I mean we still have to live our life and go places but oh.my.gosh. it is almost unbearable.

When I started this post I was going to write about my love of all things pumpkin and fall but sometimes you just need to vent.  And while I’m on the subject, I seriously don’t know how we’re going to survive a 15-hour trip to Colorado.  Have I mentioned that a few weeks back he screamed so loud and for so long it actually caused him to throw-up? Yeah, it’s that bad. Yikes.  If any of the 10 people who read my blog have any suggestions on this matter, I’d love to hear it.  And no, I’m not above giving my child Benadryl.  It will probably happen when we drive two hours to Temple.

So, back to our fall/Halloween/trick-or-treating fun.

So glad my mom was here to watch Avery trick-or-treat!

All the kiddos


Sunday afternoon the kids took longer than usual naps (yay!!) and when they woke up we got everyone packed up and headed out to a pumpkin patch / petting zoo near our house. We pulled up at 2:30 to find the cutoff time for admission was 2:00! Really?  On a Sunday??? I was so shocked! And bummed. Avery started asking about the animals and I freaked out that she was going to be extremely disappointed so in my happiest voice I told her we were going to get ice cream instead!!  Thankfully she bought it and forgot all about the animals. We headed to Uptown Village at Cedar Hill to get some Gelato and enjoy the beautiful day.  BUT the store was closed… Again, seriously?  We could not catch a break!! BUT, we found a FroYo place and all was well in the world again. 

So the moral of my super long story is while nothing went as planned this weekend we had a wonderful time with my mom and everything turned out all right in the end.  There’s nothing like being a parent to teach you humility, patience and the importance of "Plan B".

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