Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Weekend in Albany (not New York)

Last weekend we drove down to Albany, Georgia, for my cousin's wedding. It was beautiful! They had it outside, which was risky in late November, but it turned out great. Of course, AM had a great time running around with her cousin Frances, who is 2 1/2. We couldn't get too many pictures of them because they stayed in almost constant motion, as evidenced by these final pictures...

Also, while we were in Albany, we all took AM (and Otto, though he stayed in the pumpkin seat) to a park on the Flint River. It was a fabulous park, and the playground was perfect for AM. The park is adjacent to the Riverquarium, so the "theme" of the park is turtles. In addition to the very large turtle to climb on, there are also river/turtle-themed mosaics throughout. Also, there are bigger-than-life xylophones that AM and her daddy enjoyed...nothing like making music for the entire park to hear!
Giant turtle! Groovy mosaics!
Jungle gym! A roller-slide!
Giant xylophones!
Favorite thing that happened this week
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We had a great Thanksgiving "feast" as AM called it with lots of family. AM was pretty good about trying lots of different things, but by far her favorite thing was deviled eggs. I think it's pretty strange that a three-year-old likes deviled eggs, but since then she has even asked for them for breakfast! Ick.

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's been a long while!

I don't know why I have ignored the blog for (ahem) 6 months or so, but I am now back with a vow to be a better blogger. First thing's first, here are some recent photos. The first ones are of AM's Thanksgiving play at school. Her part was one of the "cookers," as she told me. The other pictures are just some I took of Otto in his walker the other day. He was being especially smiley, as he usually is when in his walker.

Favorite thing AM is now doing

I am loving two new things recently introduced to 3-year-old AM -- drop-off birthday parties and playdates. As I type this, AM has a little friend over. They are busying themselves by ridding the house of the Big Bad Wolf, and I am free to do whatever it is that I do. What a huge help to moms!

Favorite thing Otto is now doing

I am amazed at how fast Otto has turned from a stationary baby to a mover. He is practically crawling (not in a traditional sense, but he definitely gets from point A to point B), and loves to pull up to standing. He's six and a half months old, so I think I will have an early walker. Unless, of course, he becomes content to simply crawl.

Happy early Thanksgiving to everyone!