Finishing up with back posts in September and wrapping up our final memories of summer. We had so much fun playing in our pool, playing board games, building forts and playing in laundry baskets.
We finished summer fun by heading back to the Mississippi River Museum
in Dubuque. It been a few years since our first trip. Sullivan was
really young back then. This time he was thrilled be heading back as
they had a dinosaur exhibit. Before seeing the dinosaurs though, we checked out a little history on the Mississippi River, petted some baby sting rays and saw other fish and reptiles.
When it came time for the dinosaurs, Sullivan was adamant they were real. The whole way through the exhibit he would point to one and say, "There's another real one." The exhibit was very cool, the dinosaurs were life size and had a real look to them. They moved and made noises. I was worried Jett or even Sullivan might get scared but they both held through and no tears.
We had a blast! Sad to see summer end but ready for all things fall. Fall is by far my favorite season.
Since we are pretending it's September still, lets flash back to my baby turning 10 months old. It's hard to believe that he'll be turn one year soon. And I'll be honest that his birthday party is the last thing I'm thinking of. At 10 months old, Jett still has 6 teeth. In natural light we see red hair. He's got a spunky personality, loves to eat independently, holds his own bottle, still gets up once sometimes twice in the night, and loves wrestling on the floor with dad and big brother. He loves riding his rocking bull, burrowing in blankets, biting toes, watching daddy mow, and loves his taggie blankie and paci. Jett is getting closer to walking. He runs with anything he can push, zooms around furniture, climbs onto everything, and is standing more on his own. We even had a moment where this little boy played so hard, he crashed and fell asleep on the floor while playing. First kid of mine to do that. This month Jett learned how to click his tongue and clap his hands. I love watching him grow but also hate that the baby days will be over soon. Or at least some parts of the baby days.
Lets flash back to summer. Where has the last month gone? Life is pretty hectic right now, so I will be pretending it's September rather than October. Flash back to summer fun... My birthday weekend, spent with the boys taking out first trip out to the Cedar Valley Arboretum. This was so much fun! Sullivan loved hunting for gnomes and seeing the beautiful Koi ponds. Jett was also entertained with having more than enough to look at.
Some Cabin Coffee, Scratch Cupcakes and an evening alone with Mike eating crab makes the birthday celebrations complete. It's not about the gifts but the people you celebrate with. And there is no other 3 I'd like to celebrate with more than my boys. Life is good.
We are about halfway done with our first full week of school. Sullivan is still attending the same place but in a different class. From what I've heard from him, is he loves school and only has one boy from last year in his class this year. Our morning routines are going well, unlike last year it took him a while to adjust. I can't wait to see what he all learns this year and to see how mature he gets.