Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Love Autumn!

I took my little one out today for a play day since he had been such a trooper over the past 2 months with the move. We started off early and went to the Holden Arboretum we walked around and looked at the pretty trees and then the bug discovered an area where they seat groups before a tour. It is constructed with wood railroad ties built into the earth. The bug just walked back and forth, up and down, over and over and over. After I managed to pull him away from that, I had to supply him with 'cookie straws' (in 2 year old speak, that would be a doughnut) We got back in the car and drove to a little apple orchard a few miles away. We sat down and shared our doughnut and apple fritter and drank our cider and coffee. We went outside and looked at the pretty trees then made our way over to the pumpkins. I had every intention of buying our pumpkins but realized that I needed to have daddy there to pull that off.

The little bug got to play with some little ones his own age, a rarity, unfortunately, when you have a mommy of 'advanced' age. I then had to pull him away when I saw he was getting tired and the older boys were beginning to misbehave (throwing handfuls of rocks on the slides is not something I want to encourage the little one to do) I had to drag him out kicking and screaming (literally!) Luckily when other mommies are around, they understand! He fell asleep within minutes of hitting the car seat. I managed to get an appointment with my hairdresser today, it was a fluke and a very unusual happening, but it has been nearly 2 years since my last cut!! So I let the little guy sleep in the car from the time we left the orchard until we nearly got to the salon (two hours since I had made a trip home between the two spots) It was lucky he got such a good nap because he was so wonderful sitting patiently in his stroller while I had all my hair cut and styled. All in all, it was a very good day that was needed by both of us!

Oh and on another note, the deer have found my daylilies. The buds that were just opening up, mysteriously disappeared. The only thing I'm disappointed with is I didn't get a picture of it!!
I also realized I'd rather have an animal eat my flowers than a rotten kid unceremoniously rip them off as they walked by (yes, it happened often at the other house!)


Amy Lilley Designs said...

Sounds like you are nuzzling takes time to work out all the little kinks, and sometimes the big ones as well, when moving into a new house...I wish you and your precious family ALL THE BEST is your lovely new home...:))

Athena said...

Ah, your pictures of the foliage are great. Makes me miss New England (then again, I ALWAYS miss N.E. this time of year!).

Ya'll sound like you had a great day. Have you considered storytime at the library (if they have something like that around your house)? That's what I did when my girls were little, to find them age-appropriate friends. :)

elf said...

I am SO happy we moved I feel so much less stressed. It's funny you mention the library, Athena, I just told my husband that I was going to look into their programs to get the little guy socializing! I also have a friend close to here that has a home daycare so we are planning to meet with all the kids periodically.On Tuesdays. the Lake Farmparks has a free day for all Lake County residents so we hope to take advantage of that, too.

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Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your little one is adorable and I love the autumn hues. We really don't have season here where I live so I appreciate your photos and thoughts. It's one of my favorite times of the year.

Dorothy L said...

What a great way to bring in the fall season and Halloween.
What a little cutie pie :)