Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Festival

We went to the Milford Pumpkin Festival. We've never been before and it was a beautiful sunny day. It was pretty fun. Cassidy is so young that I don't think she cares what we do and thankfully she's such a happy baby that she just goes with the flow. I put her in the Baby Bjorn and she seems to enjoy people watching. She never cried even though she'd barely napped prior to getting there. We saw the pumpkin catapult, which was a little disappointing because they were catapulting them into a pond. I was expecting to see smashed pumpkins! We don't have many photos because I was carrying Cassidy and I'm usually the photo taker. Still a really nice day outdoors.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just relaxing

With my husband away I spent most of this weekend alone. Well, alone with a 6 month old and a dog but that’s pretty much alone from a conversation stand point. I don’t mind being alone like that. It was nice. I took dog and baby for long chilly morning walks, caught up on some favorite tv shows, cooked,  put up Halloween decorations and played on the floor with my daughter.

I attempted to take a nice 6 month photo of Cassidy. In retrospect I wish I’d tried harder on Friday but I just tried once and she wasn’t smiling much and gave up. Saturday I dressed her in an outfit I thought would be good for pictures – white longsleeve onsie and jeans. Started snapping and… nope, don’t like her in a white shirt (she’s pretty pasty). So we play, walk, nap and I put a zip up sweater over the onesie. Start snapping and…  she’s not smiling great. The sweater is a little big on her and I’ve always had that sweater in mind for some outdoor photos (Christmas card maybe) so we play, go to the store, nap. When she wakes I put a jumper style dress  over her onesie and take off the jeans. Okay – this is a cute outfit. I even get a great picture of her sitting. Except one arm is a big blur L 

On Sunday I didn’t even try to take photos. I was determined that I was going to somehow miraculously learn to edit the photo to get rid of the blurred arm and add in a normal arm? Now it’s Monday and I realize – I don’t have those skills. Or anything even close to those skills. So now I’ll be spending next weekend trying to get a nice 6 month photo too!  Wish me happy but still baby luck!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dinner guest this evening

My husband is away for the weekend. So I invited a good friend over for dinner tonight. Prior to marriage and baby I did this often and invited the girls over for dinner & gossip. I haven’t done it in a long time and since I still have a baby to take care off I thought I’d start small. Yesterday I baked the most important part of any meal – dessert J.  I used apples from our apple picking last week and made Apple Brown Betty from a recipe I’ve always wanted to try. It smelled really good. I love the smell of apples baking.

Today I got some Tortilla soup ready in the crock pot. That way whenever the baby is in bed, dinner is ready and I don’t have to do anything except serve. It’s a new recipe so hopefully it tastes good. I think you can’t go wrong with lots of veggies. It's starting to cook now and it smells yummy.
My friend is bringing the wine. I'm sure we have lots to catch up on and at the end of a fun, slightly drunken evening we'll say that we have to do it again, more frequently...   and we really should.