Monday, October 18, 2010

BUSY Weekend

Wow we had a busy weekend, but it was so much fun!  Friday we made a Target run when I got off work and got some takeout from Kiko Japan (yummy) then watched the new  Nightmare on Elm Street once Peyton went to get in the Halloween spirit of course.  It was...ehhhhh. 
Saturday we went to Vollmer Farms to get some pumpkins.  We had so. much. fun!  I love doing things like this now that we have Peyton.  Like I've said before, it's like experiencing things for the 1st time all over again with her!  She was amazed with all the bright orange pumpkins, kids, and of course shadows.  Shadows are her new favorite thing...she loves watching them and squealing at them lol.  Here are a few pics from the farm....

After Peyton's afternoon nap, we headed off to our friends surprise birthday party.  I was a little wary of taking Peyton since it didn't start until 6pm and she wasn't showing up until 6:30pm.  She had been a little fussy all afternoon and I could tell her teeth were really bothering her.  But, we decided to try it out and she was the life of the party until about 6:45pm and then came the meltdown of all meltdowns!  I didn't even know what to do because it wasn't like her AT ALL.  I can't remember the last time she screamed that loud for that long!  Poor girl was exhausted, in pain, and just wanted to go home.  So we took her home and the second she was in her pj's and the lights were out she snuggled against me and was out like a light. 
She was all smiles (as usual) when she woke up Sunday morning.  We decided to FINALLY go back to church.  We hadn't been since July!  It's just a difficult time for us since Peyton goes down for her nap right in the middle of the service, and as noted above she doesn't do well when she gets exhausted!  But she napped a little later Sunday morning, so she didn't need to go down for her 2nd nap until right after church.  I left her in the nursery for the 1st time ever, and I just knew they were going to have to come get me.  But no one did!  When I picked her up they told me she definitely wanted Mommy and cried, but they were able to calm her down.  She was happy, playing on the floor when I got there.  I'm sure she'll cry the next few times, but she'll get used to it and everyone there.  She's generally a really happy girl, but she gets a little overwhelmed around a lot of "strangers"....especially if Mommy isn't there.  She's fine with most anyone and everything as long as she's in Mommy's arms.  Then Peyton took a nice 2 1/2 hour nap and we made a family trip to Food Lion.  Peyton sat in the grocery cart with her cart cover for the very first time, and she loved it!  She was so amazed at everything.  She even got to see her buddy Eden :)  After the grocery store we headed to my parents house for some good home cooking and to meet with my Uncle to find out when we can move into our NEW HOUSE!  We move in December 1st, woo hoo!  Sooo much to do in 6 weeks, but we couldn't be more excited that we'll be in the new house in time for Christmas. 

If you know me, you know I decorate for Christmas the beginning of that will be hard.  But we can start going over and working on the yard and cleaning room by room in the next week or so.  I do plan on putting up at least a wreath and some garland before Thanksgiving, so we'll have some decorations up when we move in lol.  I know it's crazy, but I L-O-V-E Christmas.  It's the most wonderful time of the year after all.  So I'm super happy we'll get to have our tree and lights up for over a month so Peyton can enjoy them! 

So it was a busy, fun filled weekend.  Next weekend will the big Halloween party, and the first time we've ever left Peyton over be continued!

1 comment:

  1. we moved in our house DEC. 22!!!! hahah... what was i thinking?!?! of course, it was pre-baby, but still... i decorated and UN-decorated TWO houses that year... i refused to let it slip by with no decorations :)

    how special that you'll be in your new house for p's first christmas, though :-D