We have been busy over the last week. Chris figured out the bus schedule to and from Denver, and after he got his new car(!) he is now all set to get himself to the bus station and back. It's an easy drive from the house, free parking and the buses have their own lanes all the way to downtown Denver. I mean, why doesn't every city have this?!
Ben had a rough start to the week when he got sick in the car. So much actually, that I pulled into the closest ER because I thought something was seriously wrong. Turned out to just be a NASTY stomach bug that knocked him down for 24 hours, but better safe than sorry. And, bonus - we found the closest hospital! Since then he's been good. He's loving the sandbox and swings in the neighborhood, and we've both made friends with our local Walmart greeter since we've had to go there multiple times for random things around the house.
I have been getting used to staying home instead of working. It's a HUGE adjustment, and I'm not quite sold on it, but it will have to do for now. I took Chrissy's advice and had Ben follow me around today acting as my helper. Laundry helper, cooking helper, dishes helper, unpacking helper...And, we got a new little art table for him so he can draw and play with his playdough. Although, that often ends in a time out since he just eats it...
We had a great Saturday with our pals up in Fort Collins and even got to have a slumber party at Jay and Melissa's house since Ben crashed out pretty hard and we weren't willing to risk the crib to car to crib transfer scenario. So, we just stayed over. : ) We got to meet baby Finley!! And, we had an awesome dinner. It was so nice to see everyone. We went to see the Budweiser Clydesdale horses and then went to the pumpkin patch to pick up some Halloween decorations. Next weekend we carve...
Here are some highlight pics from the week:
Ben looking absolutely thrilled by the huge horses...
Reading his new favorite book in the car:
Fall family pic at the pumpkin patch:
Monkeying around at the kitchen counter
LOVING the neighborhood swing set!