Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Time

This was a busy weekend for Merrilee.

She made her first visit to Wegman's on Saturday. We think she was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place. While we were eating lunch, she kept turning around to wave to the little boy a few tables away. She really does like being around other people, and she's not shy at all.

After Wegman's, it was off to pumpkin shop at Valley View Farms. Mark and Beth have a Christmas Eve tradition. Every year, they go to Valley View Farms while Dave Durian is doing his annual fundraising drive for the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign. Now, we think an annual visit for pumpkins will become part of our lives too...

We all had a great time. Merrilee loved all the pumpkins and she picked out a few that are now living on our front porch. While we were shopping, we met another couple with a little girl from China. They were so nice. We swapped email addresses with them, and we're likely to see them again in the future. Having a child from China seems to be a universal bond for all of the parents who have been through the experience.

Thanks to Kim, Andy and the kids for babysitting Saturday night. Beth and Mark got to have a quiet dinner at Della Notte in Little Italy to celebrate their 8th anniversary.

On Sunday, Mark and Merrilee went to visit grandma Alma. We took her some tarts from the local bakery, and stopped to pick up some flowers.

Now, Merrilee is anxiously looking forward to "trick or treating" and to spending a few days with daddy while mommy's away in Atlanta the end of the month.

1 comment:

amy said...

What fun pics and I know there are more to come