First off, I’m going to say that family makes my arms hurt. Now to take a step back and explain that I will tell you that I was holding lots of babies - well two to be exact! I wrote about spending time with the Katie, Marlee and the twins on Friday. Well, the family fun continued on Saturday and Sunday too. My father-in-law, Steve, got into town late on Friday night so all of us Seattle kids headed up to Katie and Brandon’s place on Saturday to hang out. Naturally, the twins and Marlee were the center of attention and with all that holding and up and down, apparently my arms were getting an unknowing (and much needed) workout!
On Sunday morning I woke up and thought I was getting sick because of the achy feeling, but then realized it was only in my arms and quickly figured what the cause was - I wasn’t sick at all, just very inexperienced at all the baby holding! Good thing I have my little niece and nephew twins to practice with before our little one comes in March! Anyway, Sunday my mother-in-law, Suzi, arrived so the family gathered at our house before we all headed to lunch and then a pumpkin patch.
Tyler with his monster pumpkin!
(see Katie and Marlee finding
the perfect pumpkin in the background?)
Lunch was delicious and the pumpkin patch was lots of fun! Marlee got to go on the “animal train” and then we all picked out our pumpkins. Tyler was quite macho and picked a huge pumpkin for himself. Baking pumpkin seeds was definitely the main focus when he picked his pumpkin, with the perfect carving surface in mind as close second. I picked a medium sized pumpkin as well as a “fetus pumpkin” - even though there isn’t a baby yet, s/he will get their own tiny pumpkin since his presence is very much here and is being well incorporated into Halloween.
Tyler and Me with our pumpkin haul.
So after the pumpkin patch, we all headed back to our house to hang out and relax a while. After everyone was getting hungry and tired after a long day outside, they packed up shop and Tyler and I were left alone. With the thought of dinner on our minds, we ended up meeting Tony and Jess at Chantanee before we called it a night.
What a great fun filled fall weekend with our family! Steve left today but Suzi is here all week, so I am sure more family fun will be had in the next few days.