So tonight was MG's first Halloween! Even though she can't eat the candy (and mama doesn't need it) we had to get her all dressed up and show her off! While I don't know how to sew (like some awesome people) I DO know how to use a credit card!! And hunt down ADORABLE costumes! So without further delay here's our little piggy!
Wiped out, Mama forgot her blanket so she had to use my sweater:)
So we tracked down some pumpkins, it wasn't easy since we waited until the day before Halloween BUT daddy pulled through and found some:) We then came home and had a little photo shoot with said pumpkins before mama and daddy carved them up!
So last weekend MG and I left town around 1:00 and headed to Springfield, IL to meet Mimi and Aunt Ashie. That's about the 1/2 way mark between us and they HAD to see this girl! She's growing and changing so much from month to month that going from the beginning of October until Thanksgiving is just too long. We had a lot of fun and we're definitely planning on doing it again. We stayed in a semi-creepy hotel (no pics of that) it wasn't a bad hotel, it was in downtown Springfield right across from the governor's mansion, just old and therefore kinda creepy. I'm sure the scary movies I was watching by myself weren't helping the cause any:) Saturday morning we went to a really cool farmer's market and got some great produce. Next, the girls took me shopping, since I HATE shopping for myself and found (and bought) me a few new much needed outfits, YAY! Then we just hung out, it was great! Sunday we got up and went to a really awesome park and let Mary Grace play on the swings for the first time (great idea, Ash) and she LOVED them! It was so fun to see her sweet face light up while playing! Then it was breakfast, Target and time to hit the road. I'm so grateful for the time we got to spend together, it's so important for Mary Grace to know these very important women in my life! Enjoy the pics from our fun weekend!
Since we're so far from family and friends it's nice to let them (mostly Ashley and my mom aka Mimi) see MG live! That way they can see how she's moving and talking and playing and growing! Mary Grace is pretty animated with it too, she totally puts on a show... when she wants to! Here are a few pics of MG skyping with Aunt Ashley and Uncle Jeremy. If you want in on the MG skype action just let me know!
I had to add this one because they have the same face! LOL
So we started MG on food last weekend. Am I a horrible mom that twice this week I've forgotten that we started and didn't feed her? I mean of course I fed her, just not real food, boob food. She doesn't complain and let's be honest, after working all day and playing and snuggling I just forgot. Oh well, I'll work harder next week. Anyway. She did sooo well! We started with avocado and have since tried banana and butternut squash. The avocado and banana were pretty chunky, I figure it'll make for an easier transition to full on table food. She did awesome with it, opened her mouth for more, picked pieces up off her tray and generally loved it! And the homemade food is soooo easy! Plus with her being a little older we won't do purees for long, pretty soon it'll be chunkier and chunkier and then just what we're eating. That's cause I'm lazy;) Here are a few eating pics, cause lets face it, we all love babies with food on their faces!