Monday, September 29, 2014

Truckin Along

Like a lot of little boys Hunter is and has been pretty much obsessed with all things trucks, buses, cars for a while now. I honestly couldn't even tell you how many toys he has that are one of the above. He can spot a truck or bus from a mile away when driving down the road, so when I found out there was a Touch-A-Truck event at the local community college I knew we had to take him. Being able to get up close and personal with all of his favorite vehicles was pretty much his dream come true and we loved watching how excited he got over everything.

We got there as soon as it opened at 10am to avoid any lines and stayed about 2 hours. The weather was perfect and it never got overly crowded. Hunter insisted that his favorite was the excavator though I would argue his actual favorite was jumping in the bounce houses they also had setup. Kid loves a bounce house. He was also excited when his buddy/our neighbor Zachary showed up. It was like Wrestlemania with the two of them in the bounce house together.

It was such a fun day for all of us and we definitely plan to take him back again next year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Weekends are the Best Weekends

I haven't posted any updates for a while because for the most part nothing terribly exciting or post worthy was going on. Our summer was pretty relaxed and we spent most of our weekends at the pool or running errands. But now that it's fall and the weather is gorgeous I've been trying to plan more outdoor activities so that we can enjoy the fresh air before the dreaded never-ending winter arrives and keeps us locked inside for months.

This past weekend was one of my favorites that we've had in a while. On Saturday we had the annual "house divided" football game where Kristian's Virginia Tech Hokies play my East Carolina Pirates. And for the first time since 2008 MY Pirates WON!! And better yet they beat those turkeys at their own school. It was glorious and I had no problem rubbing it in my sweet pouting husbands face. After 5 years of having to suffer through defeats this win was fantastic.

On Sunday we took Hunter for his first train ride at a park about 15 minutes from our house. Because the weather was perfect the park was packed and though the train runs every 20 minutes or so every ride was filled. We got there right as it was about to leave and Hunter was SO excited. We couldn't wipe the smile off his face. It was a short 10 minute ride but he loved every second, especially when we went through the tunnel.

After the train ride we walked over to the Carousel so that Hunter could once again mark off another box on his list of firsts. I rode with him and once again he loved every second of "riding his horsey". This is probably one of the only amusement park-type ride I will ever get on with him.

He then ran over to the playground where he went down the curly slide about a dozen times. The only way we could get him off of it was to mention going to the ice cream parlor that was also in the park. He lead the way despite having never been there before, it was like a dog that could smell food. He ate 2 big scoops of chocolate ice cream before we headed home and he crashed for a 3 hour nap. 


After watching the Redskins (finally) win a game! We headed to my in-laws house for dinner. Once again Hunter had a blast, as he always does at Grandma and PaPa's house, spending time with his aunt, uncle and cousins. By the time we got home we were all pretty wiped out but agreed it was one of the best days we had had in a while.