8.30.2010

Weekend Recap

What a wonderful weekend it was. The weather cooled down to an awesome 60 something and we got rain all day on Sunday on and off. I know that doesn't sound great, but it was a really nice change of pace.  It also made for a good excuse to snuggle in, be quite and enjoy each other.
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On Saturday we ventured to the fairgrounds to check out the animals and see what else was going on for the Nevda State Fair (now called the Wild West Territory Fair or something silly). I love checking out what the FFA and 4Hers are doing. Plus you can get up close and personal with most of the animals, which is totally fun for the Kid-O.  We had heard there was civil war reenactments, among other things happening so we thought we would check it out.

State Fair Collage
We got there pretty early so not many people were there (nice), but we also had to wait around for some of the booths, food stalls and other things to open. O is still a little small to go on any of the rides, but next year I can see us getting a wrist band and having a blast. There were all sorts of characters wandering around, which made for good people watching and snapping. I was glad I put my 'big lens' on while sitting at the food court area.
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On Sunday we got up, went to breakfast at a local diner and then hung out around the house. Daddy-O and O. built forts and tunnels in the living room out of the lawn furniture cushions, I made cupcakes, I sewed a little hobo sack for the ever growing matchbox car collection in our house and then we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner.
coloring with the cousins
They decided to help us celebrate O's 2nd birthday since we haven't really planned anything- Deuce's due date is only 2 days prior to O's birthday and I haven't quite been able to figure out how we were going to plan a party that we might not be able to attend. The cupcakes I made on Sunday are going into the freezer and I will ice a few on Monday (O's actual birthday) and sing happy birthday to him. Unless I am in the hospital and then we will do it when we get back home and have a double happy birthday!
At any rate, O had a great time playing with his cousins all evening. His cheeks were so rosy from all the playing.
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He got a little shy as we sang happy birthday to him, but got right down to business when it came to blowing out the candle (all by himself) and gobbling down one of his favorite things, "Happy Cake". He also didn't flinch at the present opening gig this year- though we did have to talk him into coming back to the table to open the rest of the gifts.
present opening
I think birthday 2 is a bittersweet celebration. #1 in some ways, maybe because that first year is all about survival for mom and dad and that is what the first birthday part is all about. But with the 2nd birthday they start to get it a little bit more and you watch this little baby actually becoming more of a big person. To say I didn't get a little choked up would be a total lie. (pregnancy hormones much?)

Who knows, this could have been our last weekend as just three!
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We are so excited to meet this new baby- it's all about anticipation and patience now.
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4 comments:

  1. Such sweet pictures. I can't believe it's so soon until Deuce makes it's big arrival!! Congrats, and good luck!

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  2. So sweet! I love those snuggling photos.

    I missed the animal exhibits at the fair (aka 'the wild west madness') since Kidlet and her pal could not be lured away from the rides. Not even when I said "they have cute bunnies in there" did they budge.

    I'm thinking of you and that little deuce...good vibes often. :)1tk@tklub

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  3. I love love love those last photos of family snuggles! Thinking of you, too, this week. Blessings and joy.

    Cheers,
    Melissa

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  4. It sounds like you had a really great weekend! It was really nice to have the cool weather at the fair. So different from other years.

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