Monday, October 7, 2013
Riggs got a 'new' toy on Friday, and he hasn't been inside since. Seriously though, we've basically spent all our free time outside in his car aside from eating and sleeping. Who knew a old, pink cozy coup would be such a hit. I can't decide if I'm going to be lazy and leave it the way it is or paint it to make it a little more custom for him (and less pink). I don't really think he would mind either way, and it seems like a bit of work...plus I don't think I could get him out of it for long enough to paint it!
Saturday Steve's mom came out to visit (all the way from Homer) and we were all so happy to have Grandma here. My poor MIL broke her leg in two places in early summer but is finally 'just' in a boot and able to walk around. She is such an active person that this break has really been hard on her, both physically and emotionally. Not being able to get around like you're used to is tough! She spent two months without being able to put any weight on it - and this is a woman who can usually be found playing some serious tennis, biking 15 miles roundtrip to work everyday, kayaking, sailing or hiking depending on the day of the week.
You can imagine that she was pretty happy to be up and taking a walk around the neighborhood with Riggs, and he was pretty thrilled about it too. Dotti loves pictures as much as I do so I was the official photographer for the day (don't mind my apron, I was baking a pie before we headed out on the walk).
Grandma also brought a pumpkin to carve with Riggs, so fun! Riggs was very intrigued by the pumpkin and loved 'helping' carve it. We carved one last year but I highly doubt he remembers, haha. It is so so so fun at this age to be able to get more into holidays and celebrations since he's really starting to get it! It makes me very excited for Christmas :)
He was having a great time until it came to carving the face. For some reason it really scared him! Dotti and I were just about in tears laughing from his reaction to the nose popping out after we cut it. So funny!
Grandma stayed the night and went to church with us in the morning. Then she had to head to Anchorage and catch a flight for some training in Seattle. There were definitely tears, especially when she hugged Riggs and Steve goodbye. It's hard living 'so far' (5 hours away) and I understand it so much better now that I'm a mama. We are going down for the whole Thanksgiving weekend and it yet that seems too far away. I really can't wait until Steve can take more time off work to go and visit more. insagram to see it.