It is so hard for me to believe that just about six months ago we found out baby #2 was on the way…and now here it is three days into October and we are getting so much closer to his arrival! October and November both promise to be very busy months for our household, but they truly are two of my favorite months to have. First and foremost, October is Arianna’s birth month! It also helps that with October comes cooler weather, falling leaves, and the awesome feel of fall. Unlike South Carolina, Pittsburgh experiences some of the most drastic season changes anywhere and it is absolutely beautiful. I have to admit, I loved life in SC but fall makes living in Pittsburgh VERY worthwhile. (Oh…and DQ’s pumpkin blizzards help ALOT too!)
With the theme of keeping busy, let me share some of my favorite moments of the past few weeks before time starts to fly by…
We went to Kennywood for my company picnic in September. This sealed the deal that our plan to attend HallowBoo at Idlewild was out of the question:
We are really not sure why she had such a bad time on the rides, but figured that adding one more trip to our jam packed fall was just not worth it this time around. Maybe next year. But, at least she had a good time playing Bingo with Grammie, duck pond with Mommy, fish pond with Pappy, and riding the carousel with Daddy (I got nausea standing in line…wow to that).
As for me, Mama of the Lil Burghers, I have kept very busy beyond our weekend fun. I volunteered at and attended PodCamp Pittsburgh 5, attended an Etiquette Dinner at my college alma mater, and spent a day in the hospital with apparent bad heartburn or a reaction to a virus. Growing a baby is exhausting but worthwhile!
And yesterday we went out to Blairsville for my dad’s family reunion. It is at the gorgeous Pine Ridge Park (Pine Lodge) with a pond and beautiful woodsy setting. Greg got to take some neat pictures around the lodge and Arianna had a good time hanging out with her Unca Ja (who she has missed very much!). She gets her artistic side from him and my mom…and she chose 4 packs of crayons for her gifts during the kids’ games. Here are some awesome shots Greg captured of her and Jack:
And last but not least, we have really enjoyed spending the last four Sundays watching Steeler games (ok, today was a rough ending…). Arianna wakes up and says “Steelers!” which is just awesome. She is the biggest little fan I’ve ever seen. Next Sunday is a bye week (which works oh so perfectly for her birthday party!) so we are not sure how she’ll take that.
Arianna’s birthday is Tuesday and she is fully aware that she is turning two (and thus gets every right to be “terrible”!) . Good thing she’ll have a little playmate soon! 🙂