Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Fun

We really have been enjoying the fall weather while we can!  We went to the park AGAIN!  It was a gorgeous day, leaves were falling and lots of Cupcake's friends were there.  And there was a big pile of leaves to play it!  At first she liked it and gave me a bunch of smiles, but she didn't like being buried under all those leaves, so it was back to the playground!  
That girl loves the slide, but apparently she still needs some slide practice!  In her defense this was the big kid slide.  Don't worry, no Cupcakes hit the ground during this stunt.  She pretty much stopped right there and momma came to the rescue.
Our park days just might be over, though.  The rain is coming in and it's bringing the cooler temperatures with it. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011


We're having a bit of a heat wave here, so Cupcake and I are taking advantage of it and playing outside!  We've already gone to the park twice this week!!  Not to mention that we play on the playground when we go to Stroller Strength, too, so technically we've played at the park every day this week.  Cupcake has discovered the fun that is sliding.  All summer I tried to get her to go down the slide and she just wouldn't have it.  She only wanted to try to climb up the wrong way.  On Monday I had to coax her down the first time, but apparently that was all it took. After that it was up the stairs, down the slide, up the stairs, down the slide.  She was having a blast and I was glad that she was somewhat contained to one area and I didn't have to chase her all around the playground!

Tuesday we went to another park and it was the same thing.  These pictures are from Tuesday's park trip.

Wednesday was yet another park and another slide!  She even went down a big, twisty slide!  Awww, that's my big girl!  I loved seeing her have so much fun! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

12 days!!!

I just spent 12 days away from my precious Cupcake!  I don't know how I survived, but here I am to tell the story.  She spent 12 days with her grandparents while the hubs and I went to England!  This is a trip I've been wanting to take for quite some time so I was thrilled to get to go, even if it meant I'd be without my baby.  Mommas need vacations!  She seemingly did fine while we were gone, luckily she had her big brother, Oscar, to provide some sense of familiarity and it's not like she's never stayed at her grandparents' house before.  And her Aunt Li Li had a great time with her, too.  Here are a few pics from our trip!

We spent the majority of our time in London, but we did make a quick trip out to Cheltenham (which was quite boring).  It was fun!  I would go again, but probably not for as long.  It was a long time to be away from Cupcake, but it was also a long time to be away from home!