Sunday, November 8, 2009

First Halloween!

For Halloween, we had bought Lorelai a pig costume to wear and we were planning on just going to all the grandparents' houses and visiting, but last minute plans changed!  Grammy (Matt's mom) decided to take a trip to Tennessee to see her mom, and Gigi (my mom) was going out to dinner and a movie that night.  My friend Meghan's mom (who is like another mom to me) told me that Crossroads was having a Fall Festival and she would love it if we would stop by.  We decided that that would be fun, and we would just walk around for a little bit because we knew that LL is still to young to do any of that stuff.  It ended up being so warm on Halloween, so we also had to nix the costume because it was super thick.  We did have a cute little Halloween onesie for her that I had gotten at Old Navy awhile back, so we decided to just let her be festive in that.

  We got to the Fall Festival (LL even had to get her own little arm band - so cute!) and found Mrs. Collins right away.  She hadn't seen LL in a couple of months, so she was excited to see her for a bit.  We walked around and saw some other people that we knew and just hung out for a little while.

 After we left there we had to stop by Sams to get some formula (way cheeper and bigger than anywhere else) and we decided to pick up some dinner and stop by to see Pop (Matt's dad) because he didn't go to Tennessee.

 It was also 6 o'clock and time for Lorelai to eat dinner, so it worked out perfectly to stop there for a little bit.  It wasn't a hugely eventful Halloween since LL is so little, but we enjoyed our little evening as a family!

Surprise Visit!

I was texting my sister about a week and a half before Halloween, and I jokingly said that I missed her and she should come for the weekend.  She texted back and said that she actually had been thinking about it!  It turns out that Gino was going to have to work all weekend, and she was thinking of driving here with Ben for a short visit.  It all worked out and she ended up coming the weekend before Halloween.  Matt and I had not seen been since he was less than a week old - he is almost three months now!  Laura hadn't seen Lorelai since she was 6 months old and she has changed SO MUCH since then.  I was so excited that they were coming!  It was a short visit - she came late Friday night and left early Sunday morning, but it was better than nothing!  We spent the day Saturday at my mom's house just playing with the babies, napping, and enjoying having almost all of our family together.

 Lorelai loves Ben and does really great with him.  She wants to touch him, and tries to talk to him, but I think she has a hard time understanding why he's not playing back with her.  She's used to Kye who is a month younger than her (but bigger than her, haha!) and he's able to move around and talk back to her, so Ben is a little different for her.  She still is super sweet to him and I love seeing them together.

Matt's mom stopped by for a little bit to see Ben, too.  She hasn't seen him in person at all, and she had to come to mom's neighborhood anyway, so she came over for a little bit to play with the kids, too!

I also like snuggling with a little baby!  It seems like Lorelai was just that little yesterday, but then it also feels like a lifetime ago.  Now that LL is crawling, it is funny to me that you can put Ben down and he stays!  How easily we forget!  It was a great visit and I can't wait to see them (plus Gino!) when they come for LL's dedication!
Gigi with Ben!

Gigi with both of her grandkids!

LL wants Ben's paci!  There's even a string to pull it out with!

Snuggling with mommy!