Pumpkins, Paint & a Pile of Dirt

We never seem to run out of activities when we got to Vermont.  This past weekend I didn’t want to make any plans while we were up visiting – just relax and enjoy each others company.  And we did just that.

It was a perfectly rainy weekend, so we entertained ourselves inside.  Avery was playing in the garage with Grampy and threw a fit because he couldn’t go outside.  MiMi and Grampy tried to explain that it was raining out and wet, so we couldn’t go outside.  Avery’re response? ‘Rain Stop!’  If only we had those powers my dear.  Instead, Grampy brought the outside in – he put a pile of potting soil on the garage floor and oh man did Avery have fun…

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Among our indoor activities, Avery had to stop and watch a little Nascar.  ‘Fast!’ He says, about the cars on TV.  When we turn the race on, Avery runs up and jumps in Grampy’s recliner and sits and quietly watches.  All these years Grampy has been missing a Nascar watching buddy.. and here he is!

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Oh and there were a few popsicles eaten while watching racing or cartoons over the weekend.  When I gave Avery a pop, he put out his hand for another saying ‘Grampy’ because Grampy had to have one too.

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Since Grampy had a dissapointing patch of pumpkins in his garden this year, we had to go and buy some… which turned out to be a fun trip.

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Avery picked out a cute round pumpkin for himself, which took some convincing because he was obsessed with the white pumpkin and wanted to bring that one home.  We got two more pumpkins for my parents and loaded them up… brought them home and it was time to carve and, in Avery’s case, color them.

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We didn’t let Avery have a knife to carve with, but he sure loved poking holes with a pencil…

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And I even got him to do a little paper mache … which he proceeded to scraped off with a cookie cutter afterwards… oh well.

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Oh, and I gave Avery an airplane ride downstairs, then he asked MiMi for one and then had to come upstairs to get one from Grampy… airplanes all around!

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Oh and the most fun activity of the weekend…. finger painting!
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My little artist 🙂

A fun, and relaxing weekend – in addition to our fun with Avery, I also go to cuddle up with a blanket and read my book, I ran a 5K (more on that tomorrow!), saw a movie with a friend, and on Sunday we visited Avery’s Great Grandma & Grandpa.  Can’t wait to go back up to VT… 2 1/2 weeks and we’ll be up there again!

❤ Meghan

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