In the past couple of weeks it’s turned into fall around these parts. Although we’re still in an outrageous drought, the weather has been beautiful. Over the weekend we visited a tiny pumpkin patch, went to the zoo, and dressed up for Halloween. Here is a post with gratuitous baby pictures. Be ye warned.
The pumpkin patch was tiny and picked over, but all we needed was a little bench and a pumpkin to prop her up.
She wasn’t so much into smiling, but was really enjoying sticking out her tongue.
Meredith’s cousin Cameron, nearly two years old, was there with us.
He was being sweet to share the little pumpkins with Meredith.
And of course she wanted to eat them.
Look! I was there too.
Finally, a smile!
We went to the zoo on the day before Halloween, not knowing that it was “Boo Zoo” day and people arrived hours before opening to find a parking spot. We got so frustrated looking for a place to park that David ended up just dropping me off (with a few other family members) and driving around for a few hours. Once we were inside it was nice, but I really wish David would have been there.
It was sunny, so Meredith broke out her shades and basically napped the whole time.
She woke up while we were taking a break, I nursed her, then put her in the Ergo for the rest of the visit.
I can’t wait to go back to the zoo when Meredith is older and can really enjoy it!
We have been calling Meredith “Mer-maid” as a nickname since before she was born, so it only made sense that she would be a mermaid for Halloween. This costume was 0-9 months, which is a huge range, and it was quite baggy on her so I had to pin it from the back. It still worked out though. Witness the cute:
Her cousin Cameron was fat Elvis and Lucas was Buzz Lightyear. Unfortunately this is the only picture we could manage with the three of them. Nice finger, Cameron.
We walked around to a few houses just to show her off. I think she had fun. :)
Unfortunately somewhere along the way Meredith caught a virus. She has had a wet cough and congestion since Tuesday, had a really rough night of sleep last night, and woke up with a fever this morning. I decided to take the day off and take her to the doctor (who basically told us to keep her comfortable and monitor her condition until it runs its course), and now we’re resting at home. Thankfully she’ll be with my mom tomorrow so I can go back to work, and hopefully she’ll be well enough on Monday to go back to daycare! I can tell she’s uncomfortable, but she is mostly still her sweet, smiley self. :)