Sunday, October 18, 2015

Our little family of three, but not for long!

This weekend we soaked up all that we could with just our little boy, Sullivan. With three weeks or less to go, it won't be much longer and our family of three will become a family of four. 

Since weekends have slowed down and we are planning on staying close to home for the remainder of my pregnancy, this weekend seemed like the perfect time to do a little family getaway. Everything planned had Sullivan in mind. This little boy has had so many changes this year, from a big new bed and new room, to new daycare and preschool, to soon becoming the big brother and no longer an only child. 

Apart of me feels sad that he will no longer be the only child. For over three years, Mike and I have given Sullivan all of our attention. Dates, weekends, sleep, time off from work, meals, traveling, tv watching, you name it, has all been centered around our ray of sunshine. On the other hand, I'm extremely excited and happy to think about how he will be a big part of our newest little ones' life. Sullivan will play a huge role in raising our new little boy. I know he will be a fantastic big brother. It's amazing to look back in my blog, even one year ago, and see how much he's grown. I can't possibly imagine how much Sullivan will grow this year with everything that has changed and will change. 

So, on Saturday morning we hit the road and traveled to Coralville. I've been wanting to take Sullivan to the Iowa Children's Museum for a while now. I've heard such great things about this place and with us already have been to our local one in Waterloo and the big one in LaCrosse, WI, it seemed perfect timing to try this one out. Sullivan loves children's museums, what child wouldn't love these places. They are full of hands on learning, playing and using your imagination. 

Coralville's children museum did not disappoint. After around 2 1/2 hours,  we had one sad boy leaving but promised to return again. We then grabbed some yummy lunch at Chili's and then ventured to an apple orchard/ pumpkin patch nearby. This place, Wilson's Orchard, is a quick 15 min drive from the Coralville mall. You wouldn't believe how close it is once you get there. The place is gorgeous, with rolling hills, fields of apple trees and plots after plots of pumpkins. Everyone must know about this place, because the parking lot was packed!

We had fun exploring the farm, even though most of the apples were all picked off the trees. We found a great pumpkin in the patch to take home to carve and finished our trip in the barn picking out a few apples, a small pumpkin just for Sullivan and fresh apple donuts. I would definitely return to this place next year, but earlier so we can do our own apple picking.

Sullivan had a wonderful Saturday away and was fast asleep before we even got back on the highway. 

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