1) I went to my FIL's nursery and picked up a couple of pumpkins. I taped off a C, put the little man in the tub with some paint, and let him go to town. He was a little hesitant at first, but then dove right in. He giggled and painted for a solid ten minutes. Of course it quickly went from painting the pumpkin to painting himself and the entire tub, but I didn't care. It was a super easy clean up. I also painted one for Willow and put them out by our front door. Speaking of front door, if W doesn't come over the weekend, I plan to paint it on Monday. I'm thinking Navy or Indigo.
2) We took C to Spaghetti Warehouse one night. A sweet girl left a comment on an older post telling me about this local restaurant and how they had a trolley inside that she thought C would love. I've heard of it a million times, but Josh and I had never been. C, of course, LOVED it. Spaghetti and Trollies (choo-choo in his words)?? What's not to love?! I didn't take any pictures because I was too busy stuffing my face and smiling at C's.
3) I took C to the zoo with my friend, Allyse, and we went to lunch after at Young Ave. Deli. I was hoping that by walking the zoo, little girl would decide to come.... yeah, that didn't work. But we had so much fun, nonetheless. I plan to go pretty much every single day next week in hopes of walking her right out. ha! But seriously, I'm doing it! We have a free membership, C loves it, and I want her to come already!
4) Josh took C on Monday to the Grizzlies pre-season kick off. I was incredibly sick that day with allergies and a headache, so I stayed home and slept! AMEN!! They didn't stay for very long, but they had fun! I was thankful they got some boy time.
Tonight, they are having another boys night while I spend some time with my favorite ladies. Can't wait! This coming weekend and week there is a train exhibit at the Pink Palace, so we are hoping to take him either tomorrow or sometime this week. Tomorrow night is family night with my family and maybe even a date night. I'm hoping to fill next week with free, fun activities with C, zoo walks, cuddling way past bedtime, and lots of walks around the block with my boys. I know I say I'm ready for little W to come, and I am. But at the same time, I'm also really content with her staying put. I know that's super contradictory. I'm just really loving all this time with just my boys. It will never ever ever be just us three again, so I want to really live in the moment and soak it all up. Of course I'm anxious for her to be here and join the fun, but I don't want to wish time away either. Praising the Lord for this sweet, special time in our lives. I keep using the word thankful, but I just can't say it enough.