Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Recap

Friday afternoon we were supposed to go to the county fair in New Bern, but I wasn't feeling too great and we were supposed to be gone all day Saturday so Ethan took me out for a quick dinner and then we rented a few movies. Sadly by the time I was done putting Aiden to bed Ethan was completely passed out so we didn't so anything. He slept with his head in my lap while I caught up on a few things. It wasn't ideal, but it was nice to get a few hours to myself, minus the snoring coming from my lap.

Saturday we went garage saling for some new clothes for Aiden. He is finally in 24 months and 2T {he has been in 18 mo for over a year} and for the first time since he was born we actually have to buy an entire wardrobe for him. We've been very lucky by getting hand-me-downs from military friends with older {or bigger} boys. I mean sure we've bought Aiden clothes, but he hasn't needed clothes. We buy the occasional outfit just because it's cute or on sale, but now the boy has nothing to wear. Anyways there wasn't much of anything at all so we decided to look at one last sale and head back home. The last garage sale didn't have any clothes, but it had a pretty decent keyboard. When I was younger I taught myself to play the piano, well sort of, and I've always said I wanted to be able to play whenever I want. Ethan decided to get it for me, which of course I'm super excited about. Aiden and I have been playing music ever since!

Later on we headed out to Jacksonville for Oktoberfest. It was kind of lame actually. We met briefly with Nicole from Flip Flops And Combat Boots, but I guess it just wasn't in the cards that day for us to actually hang out. Aiden didn't care about talking, he wanted to go play with all of the other kids. Hopefully next time we can actually have a real conversation. :-)

Maybe I was expecting more, being that Oktoberfest is supposed to be some huge deal, but it really wasn't that great. There was a small area that was designated for drinking and a few wine booths, but you couldn't take the alcohol through the rest of the area. Aiden had fun riding on the "duck train" and playing the free games. He even won a small stuffed whale from one of the games.

Aiden's first tattoo :-)

Ethan and I decided to at least do a little wine tasting. I have to say that I think I have fallen for muscadine grapes. One booth had this delicious muscadine and blackberry Merlot that I loved. I really wish we had bought a bottle for the house. The best thing I had though was a muscadine cider slushy. Oh my gosh it was soooooo good!! We also got some boiled peanuts. Neither of us had ever had them before, but I was told when we first moved here that North Carolina is like famous for boiled peanuts so I wanted to try some while we're still here. They are surprisingly really good! Although Ethan and I ate a few with the shell on before realizing that that's not how you eat them. Haha oops! 

Our last stop was the petting zoo, although it made me sad. The animals acted like they had only the small cups of food that were given to the kids. The donkey kept kicking at the other animals to keep them from the food he was getting from one little girl and while Aiden and I were feeding a sheep this giant goat just ran up and rammed the sheep to get to the food Aiden had.

He loved watching them eat

After we left Oktoberfest we decided to get some Christmas ideas for Aiden at Toys R Us and to grab dinner in Jacksonville because let's face it - there's like 15475423 times as many restaurants there than in Havelock. We had Cracker Barrel and oh it was so yummy. Ethan even surprised me by getting me some pumpkin butter. On the way home we stopped at Starbucks and I got my first Pumpkin Spice Latte ever. It was pretty okay. The coffee tasted a little burnt? I'm going to try it one more time before I decide I prefer a Caramel Apple Spice.

Sunday we just relaxed all day. We finally decided on Aiden's Halloween costume. He's going to be a Marine like his Daddy. I can't wait to take him trick-or-treating in Austin with his aunts and uncles. It's going to be so much fun.

Aiden had his MRI today. He did really well. The only problem he had was when they put the IV in him. Ethan went in the room with him to hold him down. I have a hard time with needles (even though I have tattoos) and seeing my baby in pain. I could hear him screaming from down the hall and I was in tears, no way I could've been in there. Both parents weren't allowed in the room at the same time anyways so Ethan went with him for the IV and went in for the MRI. Now we just have to wait for Aiden's next eye appointment to find out the results.   
I hope everyone had a good weekend and Monday :-)


  1. omg love his costume!

    And Danny and Aiden can hangout together next time...neither one of them were talkative! LOL!

  2. He looks so adorable! I am glad the MRI went well so far and I will keep my fingers crossed!