Monday, October 13, 2008

busy weekend- big week ahead

Preston had an awesome weekend, beginning with our trip to Elkhart early on Saturday to see Grandma and Grandpa Roberts. The poor kid spent about 7 hours in the car because we also drove to South Haven to visit a warehouse so that I could pick out the slab for our kitchen countertops. Thankfully, he napped on the ride there and we got to see lots of trucks and construction equipment at the warehouse that kept him occupied. We grabbed lunch in my favorite Michigan town, South Haven with Grammy Dawn and Aunt Tori, then headed back to Elkhart for some playtime and dinner with Daddy and Grandpa. Uncle Collin is such a busy teenager (remember those days?) that we hardly got to see him at all. We bathed him before we left at around 8, so he was able to sleep on the way home and we just transfered him to his crib once we got back to Fort Wayne. It was a great trip!
Playing with Aunt Tori:

Riding on Grandpa's shoulders: "Hey, I am taller than Daddy!"

Loving their little doggies:

The countertops:

On Sunday, we had a fun day of pumpkin picking. Or, should I say, pumpkin-choosing. We didn't actually go pick them off the vine. We had planned a fun trip to Hilgers, but just didn't have the energy, so we settled for a small little pumpking patch closer to home. We got gourds and pumpkins and the patch owner said Preston was the happiest baby he's ever seen. He was LOVING these big orange balls and led Kevin around to all the different rows, looking cute in his scary Halloween shirt and making friends with a little scarecrow.

Once we got home, he was so exhausted that he took a good long afternoon nap, only to wake up and play outside some more. Kevin and I were giving some much-needed attention to our yard, so we let Preston play with the hose. The following video is a little funny,(you can hear his new word, "ahcky") a little sad, and totally Preston. This child is so curious, he's constantly fiddling with things trying to figure out how they work. In this instance, his curiosity leads to spraying himself in the face with the hose... I know- I seem like such a mean mom for posting this, but honestly, he was laughing and pointing at the hose to do it again once he realized what happened. (And admittedly, Kevin and I were laughing a bit, too.)

Also, later this week, Preston will be going for his first ride on an airplane! We will be traveling to Charleston, South Carolina for a mini-vacation. Hoping to enjoy some beautiful weather, some relaxing family time and most importantly, to celebrate the wedding of our dear friends, Kristin and Patrick. My mom and stepdad are coming along, too so that we can attend the reception without leaving Preston with a stranger. They will be a huge help in keeping Preston entertained and having fun on his first plane ride. Stay tuned for pictures once we return- we can't wait! :)


John said...

What a muffin! Little P is getting so BIG! I feel like I haven't seen him in so long. I hope you three have a great trip to SC.

Holli said...

I was reading your blog this morning and Finn had the hugest smile on his face when he saw Preston! So cute!!