The kids are in bed for the night after another fun weekend. On Saturday, we pretty much laid low. Shane and some neighbors split some wood that’s been in our yard since we had a tree taken down this spring. While he worked outdoors, I took the boys on a wagon walk and then to get groceries.
I love taking them to the store. They are so fascinated by all the different foods and people! The only problem with grocery shopping is that the only carts that have room for two are those ones with the race car attached to the front of the cart. Yesterday was my first time using one. The boys didn’t sit in the actual race car part but rather in the seats at the handle of the cart. I honestly never realized how huge those carts are! I almost knocked over three displays and I actually got stuck near the coldcuts. A nice gentleman helped me out but I was a tad embarassed. And I learned that I couldn’t take my eyes off the boys for too long. Whenever I would look at Wyatt he was holding some new item he must’ve yanked from the shelves… once marshmallows and a few aisles over, halloween napkins. Random.
We also drained and scrubbed our hot tub this weekend and we’re hoping to make a few purchases to get it up and running again. We’ve used it exactly twice since we’ve owned our house (almost 2 years already!). I avoided it when I was pregnant and then we’ve simply have had our hands full taking care of the boys and couldn’t find time to clean it. Now that the humidity is gone and it gets in the 60s at night, we figured it would be the perfect time to start taking advantage of it again.
Today we packed up the boys and headed to a neighboring city for Celebrate Gaithersburg. We didn’t know what to expect today but we were pleasantly surprised at how great this event was. When we arrived, we scoped out the different dining options from the various food trucks. I don’t think we’ve ever not chosen BBQ when it’s an option.
As we were eating, the stage next to us was having a naturalization ceremony. It was really powerful to hear the new citizens recite the Pledge of Alligiance. It made me really proud to be an American.
We walked around to check out the rest of the festival and actually got to sit, have a beer and listen to music. The boys were dancing and clapping for the musicians.
I must say, the absolute highlight of the entire afternoon was an area roped off for kids to play with beach balls.
Sounds too simple to be fun, right? Oh man. All the kids went wild running around after balls.Caleb and I were perfectly content playing with some balls on the side lines. At first, Wyatt was a little timid but soon enough, he wanted to be in the action. He was chasing (er, crawling after) balls and nearly getting run over by all the big kids. He’s still prefers to crawl but he’s starting to walk a lot more. He played for while in the beginning of the afternoon and we ended up there again before we left. Wyatt could’ve played all day. He had a blast. Not surprisingly, he was pretty upset when it was time to go home.
I’ve said it more than once but I really mean it… I love where we live. There is ALWAYS tons of stuff going on and it’s usually free. I was recently thinking about the summer we’ve had and the memories we’ve made… at the pool, at the park, at the fair, on the carousel, at the dairy museum, at the zoo, at a Nationals game, etc. Now we have tons of great fall activities to look forward to and the beautiful weather to go with it!