What We Did This Weekend
Drank this beer:
…which was awesome. I’ve had trouble finding a pumpkin beer that I absolutely love, but the search might be over. This beer was really spicy and not at all overly pumpkin-y or sweet. Hit the spot after a long (LONG) week.
We hit up the Huntsville Dog Fair on Saturday, which we also attended last year:
Ah, the “I’m pregnant, but right now I just look fat” phase of pregnancy. So fun. I do not miss that.
The fair has a parade of breeds, and we showed both of the dogs last year. This year, we missed the terriers (sorry, Baxter!), but made it just in time for the herding dogs, so Ella proudly took her place in the show again.
There was only one other cattle dog last year—a female puppy named Leah—and she and her owner were back this year again:
Fun was had by all:
People told us endlessly that once we had a baby, our dogs would become less important, or would “just be dogs” to us. Clearly this is not the case for all new parents.
I love all my kids equally:
The fair takes place on Monte Sano state park, and we spent a little time hiking around and taking some pictures while we were there. We found a Japanese Tea Garden in one area of the park, which made for great picture taking:
Lila had fun crawling on this bridge—she’s working REALLY hard at becoming mobile:
Ryan went old school dad by bringing out the old “chewing on the baby’s foot” trick:
But apparently it’s going to take more than that to impress our child:
Best. Picture. Ever. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing that face, oh, another 100,000 times over the next eighteen years.
We topped off Saturday night with a rousing game of Apples to Apples with friends. And now, I’m transitioning Lila’s clothes from summer to fall/winter. It makes me so sad to pack up her tiny little sleeveless onesies and dresses. But it also means that this:
…gets to happen in the near future. And that will be awesome.
Hope you had a great weekend!