After a weekend celebrating Grant's 1st birthday, we got back to checking things off our summer to-do list and enjoying actually being HOME for the last week of July and the month of August.
While Mimi was still here for Grant's birthday, Nick and I took an afternoon to go see the sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. Georgia and I discovered these fields last summer and it was the last adventure that her and I had together before I gave birth to Grant. I couldn't believe that I had lived in this area for 10+ years and I never knew they existed before last summer! Nick had never been, so I was excited to show him. Georgia was more interested in playing with Mimi and Grant, so Nick and I headed out on our own.
|Nick flying his drone in the fields|
Of course, as soon as Georgia saw our pictures, she declared that she wanted to go back and see the flowers again. So, later in the week, we headed out for ANOTHER viewing of the flowers (thank goodness they bloom for several weeks!).
|Her favorite flower!|
|This woman was amazing! She told Georgia that she should have brought her paint set!!|
|Just look at her face!|
|I would seriously pay like $20/oz just to make her this happy over a totally "normal" kid thing to do - go out and grab some ice cream with your parents!|
Georgia has figured out that she can treat Grant just like KC. He loves to play the laser pointer game too!
Everyone loves daddy cuddle time...
We've been trying to teach Grant the whole concept of hide-n-seek. Can't say that he quite gets it yet, but he likes hiding and finding people. We just need to work on not doing it at the same exact time.
One item on Georgia's summer to-do list was to pick peaches. We had never picked peaches anywhere locally, so it took some googling, but we found a farm in nearby Woodbine that was advertising peach and blackberry picking. We hopped into the car and headed out on a peach picking adventure at Larriland Farm.
After a quick lesson from one of the farm workers about what we were looking for in terms of picking, we were off...
Some big storms had gone through the area the night before and the fields showed it. Almost every row had multiple trees down.
My Georgia peach picking some peaches...
Our haul for the day...
And some blackberries too!
Georgia and I wrapped up our 5th week of summer with a rainy day at the mall. Another one of our summer to-do items was to visit Build-A-Bear and use a gift card that Georgia had from Papa. Since the forecast was for rain, rain, rain all day long, we headed to the mall and Georgia built herself a new friend. After some shopping, we grabbed lunch at Cava (nut free - wahoo!) and then headed to the movies to see "Cars 3."
|Entire movie to ourselves!|
|No filters - just my iPhone|
Georgia had talked about camping earlier in the week, but obviously the ground was pretty wet from all the rain that day. No problem - we improvised. Nick and Georgia camped out in the basement (and she has spent the rest of the summer sleeping down there on/off again). She absolutely loves it. We thought she might be scared to sleep down there by herself - nope!
We wrapped up the week with officially declaring "UH-OH" as Grant's first word. We've heard lots of "Mama, Dada, Aja," but we can't with 100% certainly declare those his first words (since he tends to use them inconsistently). When your mom is a Speech Language Pathologist, you tend to get your language a bit more analyzed! Sorry, buddy. But, "UH-OH" was clear as day... and he hasn't stopped saying it. All day. Every day. It's going in the baby book as word #1 on 7/29/17. Exactly 1 week after turning 1.