Sunday, October 30, 2011

Last Swim of the Season

Our last time swimming at Nanny and Pa's house was over Coop's birthday weekend in September. Cooper mastered counting down which sounded more like "un un un!" when he would launch himself into the pool, jumping in regardless of someone there to catch or not. A little concerning but he was having lots of fun! And so ready to drink out of anyone and everyone's cup... until pouring water down himself!

Meghan's swimming skills change depending on her mood and current confidence level. Sometime she's more than willing to swim across the pool... sometimes doesn't want to even try.... But more and more comfortable all the time.
especially when her Daddy is around to play!
And then there's Cooper with the "dog" - George in this situation. No fear of the giant dog.
And good for cuddles!

Pumpkin Gathering

Like last year, we went to the church to get some pumpkins. This time with the wagon for carrying them around... which means Cooper kept piling pumpkin after pumpkin in the wagon. Eventually we got the situation under control and each kid got to pick out a small pumpkin and a large family pumpkin.

Meghan had also gotten to go on her first school field trip the day before to a different pumpkin patch and pick out her own pumpkin... the bumpiest wartiest one I think she could find (just like she did last year).
We had also been talking about pumpkins and where they came from. Started with a conversation about squirrels burying nuts, nuts growing into trees... and Meghan declaring that we need to find a squirrel to bury us a tree. But Meghan also decided that we need to bury the pumpkin so we can get a pumpkin tree. She also has declared we need to make pumpkin pie out of our pumpkins... I'm not sure I'm up for that but maybe we can just cut one open to see what's inside.

Sweet hugs...

Tiny little silly pumpkin Meghan found
Now for the trick or treating!


... unless you go to church with my parents that is at is seems Pop has a big mouth :)
So this little wiggle worm is officially 11 weeks old at the debut this week. Kicking all over the place! Saw the arms and legs and beating little heart and spine and brain and profile - sucking the hand at one point (at least that's what it looked like).
All good for now! Mom's good just even more tired than usual but trucking on. Good excuse to be a little lazy and stop going to the gym :)