Well, it finally happened, London discovered how to climb out of her pack 'n' play. I knew it was inevitable, and I suppose I am fortunate it took her this long. But somewhere deep inside I was hoping it would never happen. Granted, she hasn't climbed out of her crib, but that is just the next logical step. So it's after four o'clock, London's still awake (and not a happy camper) and we have trick or treating tonight. This is going to be a great evening; nothing soothes cranky, tired babies like more stimulation and sugar.
While at a friend's house, London wandered into an 'off limits' room that had a bunch of small, breakable things. As I escorted her out of the room, I was explaining that this room was not for little girls. She nodded in agreement and said, "Only little boys go in there"; assuring me that she fully understood why she shouldn't be in that room. Whatever works!
We had to make a late evening run to Walmart the other night, during which, London rode on James' shoulders (one way to keep her from running crazily down the aisles). I kept commenting on how adorable London looked perched on her Daddy's shoulders, and I happened to have my camera in my purse (you have to always be ready to capture a cute, bloggable moment:)). So I snapped a few pictures as we headed out of Walmart (I didn't want to take pics in Walmart for fear of getting in trouble, such a rule follower) and it was then that I noticed that London's new little pants (which are a little big on her), were pulled down in the back, exposing a not-so-adorable view of her backside. Oh well, at least the front was cute (and hey, it's Walmart, I'm guessing people have seen much worse).
One of London's favorite things to do outside is ride Matthew's scooter. Usually, however, she sits and I push her down the driveway. Then, once we reach the end of the driveway, London pushes it back up herself. I was expecting her to push it back up and wait for me to come push her again, but when I looked up I saw her standing on the scooter, and coasting down the driveway on her on. She even managed to hop on and off while it was moving. London is really just fortunate she didn't wind up with a scraped nose for her picture! She is so like her father!
We went to Walter's Pumpkin Patch over the weekend with a group of friends, and had such a fun time. I tried not to post too many pictures, but there was so much to do, and therefore somany picture taking opportunities. This wasn't any regular old pumpkin patch, it was like the Walt Disney World of pumpkin patches. So fun!
Our little family:).
Riding the barrel train with Kelsy.
Less than 10 seconds later, London disassembles the horn on the barrel train.
Priceless moment of the day, the Daddies taking their girls on the paddle boat.
Second priceless moment of the day; the paddle boat about to take on water.
James and London zooming out of the tunnel slide (her eyes were as big as the saucer they were riding).
Walking across hay bales (and yes, I did have visions of falling off).
London quickly found the 'perfect' pumpkin, this one in the picture is not it; it had holes and was rotting on one side, so we helped her locate a less decomposed one.
London, Abbey, and Caleb posing in the pumpkin patch, too cute!
London and I wanted to send Uncle Taylor Birthday wishes! We saw Aunt Stephanie's blog (which I love), and it looks like she planned a wonderful Birthday for Taylor! We are thinking of you and love you and miss you! Happy Birthday Taylor!
On Saturday we went to the Wichita Farmers' Market with Jenae, Kevin and Caleb. We had such a fun time and got some fresh, local food too. London really seemed to enjoy it, even though it was small by most Farmers' market standards, there was still a lot for her to check out. Her favorite thing of course being the group of belly dancers (dressed like gypsies) in the center of the square. London was completely mesmerized, watching every move. Excellent. This should go along well with her "shake your booty" chant she's been saying lately. Fortunately, because of a ballet DVD she watches (thanks Elizabeth!) all dancing is now referred to as 'ballet', and I have promised her that she can take ballet as soon as she is old enough. And what girl can resist a tutu, not mine!!
London and Caleb holding hands in their car seats, so precious! (This was the sweet moment captured before the not so sweet moment of London throwing her juice box at Caleb's head; it's all in the timing!)
London and Daddy checking out the market.
London and Mommy posing with the dancers. (They were kind enough to pose for a picture with my two-year old!)
London and Caleb hanging out with their Daddies!
What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, Thanks Kevin and Jenae!
I was very disappointed with myself for not having my camera with me when we went down to Edmond this weekend (or at least I thought I didn't have it, it was actually buried beneath all of the junk in our van, you would think that would motivate me to clean it out!). We had such a fun time seeing all our family and friends, it was a great weekend! Even though I am picture-less I wanted to share a restaurant that we went to with my family that I loved! We went to Pops in Arcadia (which I guess is technically a gas station, with a small restaurant inside). It had refrigerators full of every kind of pop imaginable, all of which were grouped by color (so pretty!). And there was an eating area outside with a fenced in lawn where your kids could just run around. This was very exciting to me, since I NEVER get to sit and eat when we go out; in fact we DON'T go out any more, it's just too painful! (I have to add that James was chasing London around the lawn, thanks honey!). So I sat and ate a jalapeno burger while sipping on a soda pop (black cherry cream soda, yum!), actually having a conversation with my family. It doesn't get much better than that. And of course London got to pick out her own soda, which she was covered in by the end (which really just enhances the whole Pops' experience!). Forget next years family vacation, we're going to Pops!
James and I had our ultrasound today, and we found out we are having a little boy!! We couldn't be more excited! It was such a surprise, although I am unsure why, maybe because it is a totally new experience; both of us were so shocked (and thrilled of course!). We can't wait to meet him!
London has three new phrases, that she repeats incessently.
"What you doin' Mama?"
"Where we goin' Mama?"
and "Why, Mama, why?"
I don't always know what the 'why' pertains to but she usually keeps asking 'why' until I figure it out. :)
And then, once I tell her where, or why, or what, she responds with, "oh, okay Mama". That was easy. Oh, and I have to add that her latest phrase when she drops something (or something isn't working quite right) is "Ohhh, man...". I honestly don't know where she learned that one, but I do say a lot of things I don't realize until I hear it repeated back to me by my two year old, kind of scary, I know!