Our second week in Ohio has flown by. Jude has again spent most of the week outside.
He spent a lot of time down at the pond throwing rocks, blowing bubbles,
Watering plants with Grandma,
And wagon rides.
In between these adventures we chat with Dada.
Boy, we sure miss him. (He still gets lots of hugs and kisses through the phone).
Of course, it’s not all fun, play, and Facetime, Jude’s also been going into work and helping Grandma out.
The weather has been great so we were able to cook out one night.
Steak fajitas and corn were a real treat.
On Wednesday we got another treat- Aunt Natalie arrived! (And came bearing Elmo-themed gifts).
Things got a little crazy her first night in.
The next day we were up early and Jude and Nat spent some time catching up and cooking.
And then cleaning up after.
It’s been great having more helping hands around. At 29 weeks pregnant (!) it’s been nice to have a break to put my feet up, or fit in a work-out.
We’ve attempted taking Jude out to eat a few times and it’s always a challenge. He’s not really into sitting in high chairs these days and would prefer to sit on Grandpa’s lap and make a mess.
We found a place way better than any restaurant to take him – a splash park.
It’s a free, outdoor, splash water park, located not too far away. It’s the most amazing thing! Jude loved it!
Next to the splash park is a playground so we went up and down the slide after to dry off.
On Saturday we threw a little baby shower for Jen. We left Jude with Grandpa and went out for a bit of pampering.
We had pedicures,
and then went out for a nice lunch.
Back home we met back up with Grandpa and Jude and soon after Rob arrived. We showered the parents-to-be with presents.
And then had cake (which Grandpa and Jude were in charge of picking up earlier in the day. Note that it is a little lopsided due to a little incident where Grandpa claimed he had to choose between dropping the cake or dropping the baby…).
Come August these two will have a little baby boy!
And Grandma and Grandpa will have their second Grandson!
On Sunday we had another family gathering this time at Jen and Rob’s. They cooked a beautiful Italian feast in honor of my Grandma, who passed away last October. She was born on July 19, 1921, so we thought it was a fitting time to celebrate her life.
After dinner Jude took a spin around the yard in the wagon.
It’s been a great second week,
And we still have a few more days left here to play outside.
To be continued…