Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall Festivities

I you know me, you know I absolutely love the fall.  Hands down, it's my favorite season! Today was the perfect fall day filled with fun fall activities. It was a little cold (35 degrees at 9 a.m.), but not unbearable. We started the day by walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at the Liberty Memorial. The company I work for is a sponsor, so my department formed a team to walk. We walked for the first time last year, when I was pregnant, so it was fun to do it again this year, and have Leslie there to join us! Since it was a chilly morning, we bundled her up in this adorable pink, fluffy, bear jumpsuit thing that my Grandma got her. It was perfect for a chilly morning. Beneath the bear suit she had two additional layers on - we had to make sure she was nice and toasty! She seemed to love it, and was sung as a bug in her stroller. with an added two pink blankets on her. The walk was three miles, so it was the perfect length of time for Miss Leslie. 

Later in the afternoon we headed to the Louisburg Cider Mill in Louisburg, KS with Brett's parents. We wanted to get some delicious apple cider, as well as homemade apple donuts. We also thought we could get some good pictures of Leslie in the mini pumpkin patch. Leslie enjoyed playing with the pumpkins, and we found one that was just her size!  We got to enjoy some delicious hot apple cider, apple slushes and apple donuts in the warm farm house. 

We topped off the day with a visit to Jack Stack. We thought barbecue sounded delicious, so we headed to one of our favorite BBQ spots. Since it's a bit fancier than Oklahoma Joe's, we knew we were taking a chance with bringing Leslie with us. She's at the point where she won't stay in the carrier during dinner, and if you get her out and hold her, all she wants to do is grab for your food.  So, we decided tonight was the perfect time to try her in the restaurant highchair to see how she would do. I brought a highchair cover to use, and that was nice to have, although all she wanted to do was chew on the straps, which created a wet mess. But, it kept her entertained through most of dinner. She got fussy toward the end, but luckily we were paying and almost out of there.  We realize our going out for dinner days are numbered, and if we do go out, we should probably stick to loud, informal places.

I love fall, and it's been so fun to do fall activities with Leslie. Even though she may not be the best dinner companion, she's at such a fun age since she's starting to take everything in and be more active.

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