11/14/14

Getting Ready

We have been getting Charlie and baby girl's room ready. And by that I mean I keep moving stuff around and trying to figure out the best way to have it fit. We did move in a twin bed that Charlie will eventually be moving to, but that won't be for a while. I'm hoping we can get her to sleep through the night before trying to switch him. I haven't quite figured out the layout for sure but then once that is done, I will get to move all the pictures, garlands, and what not. Also we are making an IKEA trip next week so I should have a few fun things to add, but not too many because I'm running out of space as it is!
It definitely doesn't feel like this little girl is going to join us in the next month and a half (!) but I know that it will come quick and I'll regret not getting stuff done ahead of time. Especially the room because it took me over a year to finally say I was done with Charlie's room, and then we switched rooms with him and it hasn't been "done" since then. Oh well. He doesn't mind, and it doesn't bother me much. We are heading to Vancouver on Monday for a little vacation and I for one am very excited about it. 

11/10/14

Park Time

The weather has definitely been chillier around here lately and this week it's supposed to get down to the 30s! Ah! Park days may be fewer and fewer but I think we'll still try and bundle up and get out of the house. Charlie loves going down the "lide" and climbing up the play structure any way that he can. I try not to help him so that he only does the ones that he can do on his own, but it sure does make me nervous. He mastered the two scary ones this trip and made some other parents nervous as well. One dad tried to help him at the top, but as soon as he tried Charlie stopped in his tracks and cried. He's a little emotional. He also cried when another child unzipped his sweatshirt. We're working on it though. Just more interaction, right?



The scary one is the one on the right. It's not a parents best friend, but the kids do love 'em.

11/3/14

Lazy Town

I am officially 32 weeks pregnant today! I have been feeling pretty exhausted for the past week and I think its really starting to wear on poor Mr. Charlie. He just wants me to play with him, but I just want to nap. Here's to hoping that these next 2 months go fast and that I get some energy back! 

10/29/14

Pumpkin Carving

 We finally got around to doing something that had to do with pumpkins! Unfortunately it didn't include going to the pumpkin patch, hopefully next year. We got around to carving the ones that I picked up from the grocery store a few weeks ago. I thought Charlie wouldn't have an issue with sticking his hand in the pumpkin guts but he was not interested at all. We rolled up his sleeves and asked him to do it and his response was "no!". Also he wanted his sleeves rolled down, he is not a fan of them being up, too bunchy I guess. He did grab the guts once when they were outside of the pumpkin and he didn't seem to grossed out, but I guess he just couldn't put his hand in the pumpkin. Too much.
I decided to carve a kitty for Charlie since that is one of his favorite animals to spot. He yells "itty at" when he sees them and then tries to chase them while they scurry away. Andy decided to go with a more modern take on the pumpkin and did some stripes.
 "Cheese!"
This baby girl is getting bigger and bigger.

Excuse our pumpkin guts

10/20/14

Greenville Zoo

Before we left Greenville we hit up their local zoo, which isn't huge, but it's at least twice the size of ours. And they had more than just tigers, which was nice to look at. The zoo was all decked out and decorated for halloween with blow up animals and wooden signs, which Charlie actually thought was way more interesting than the animals. They also had a very fun playground that I would have loved to spend all day at when I was younger.
This was his favorite animal to look at. It moved its head from side to side and he was very curious.
He's getting the hang of these things.

10/17/14

Fall for Greenville, SC

One thing that was going on while we were in Greenville was Fall for Greenville. It is an annual thing that is similar to Pig Out in Spokane, they set up food booths and have music playing all day long for a few days. This one was a bit different than ours because you purchased tickets to buy food with, and also they were a little bit cheaper and smaller portions so you could try a bit of this and a bit of that. It was very enjoyable. 
Fall for Greenville also takes place in their downtown which sits right on their beautiful park and river. We decided to play there for a bit while we were waiting to get hungry. Charlie definitely got his pants soaked and then spent the remainder of the night in his diaper. I felt pretty classy.
These are some of the booths that were set up. TONS of people.

10/14/14

Greenville, SC

This past week it was a bit quiet on here because Charlie and I were in Greenville, SC! We left last Tuesday morning, like EARLY morning, and just got back on Sunday night. I had three flights each way so the travel days were all travel. Which wasn't too bad, except for Charlie only slept on the flights for a total of 30 minutes combined. Once we were there though, it was great. My twin sister, Kathryn, has been living there for the past two years and I finally got to meet her boyfriend and just to get to spend some good quality time with her. It has been way too long. I'll be posting more photos from the trip later this week, but here are just a few.
Just hanging out in our room and trying to get used to the time change.
One of our stops had to be Rita's
Charlie got his own little cone with TONS of sprinkles. It was gone in about two minutes.

I think that if they had this in Spokane I would eat there every night. Seriously, so good.