Phew. It’s a week into December?? How is that even possible?? As David and I sat down tonight for the first time in what feels like forever, we realized we have been going non-stop the past few weeks. We are alwaysss doing something it seems, which is great and so much fun, but it’s also exhausting. But, despite being exhausted, we are having more fun than ever with Noah. And this weekend was no exception.
Friday we went to the Fishers “Frost Fest” with friends. I seriously love our city. Growing up here, you always want out. But, after leaving and choosing to come back, I love it more than ever. Especially now that I have a kid of my own. There is always some sort of free event going on. From concerts in the summer, to Halloween and winter events, there’s always something fun to do. Well, this Friday we bundled up and took Noah out on the town. They had such a fun setup, which included actual reindeer. What more could you ask for at a Christmas event?! Noah was obsessed with the live animals. This kid is seriously fearless when it comes to animals; he just wants to touch them all and literally squeals with excitement. I love his love for animals. We also enjoyed the live music, and the warm tent with kids activities, a pretty ice sculpture, and of course Christmas lights. It was great!!
Then Saturday night after church, we headed to the Children’s Museum for a night of fun! My work has an annual “Kid’s Christmas Party” where they open the museum to employees and their families…seriously, how awesome?? We went to the Children’s Museum when Noah was 11 months, and it was fun, but he was still a little small to enjoy a lot the Museum had to offer. This time was SO different. I swear he played at the sand table alone for 45 minutes. He also lost his mind at a toy train circling around a little Christmas village they had set up. He was screaming “TRAINNN” every time it came by. People stared, and we just laughed. Because he was loving life, and I just loved watching him. I’ve decided there is literally nothing better than seeing life through the eyes of a child. It is amazing.
Then Sunday we celebrated my sweet cousin’s son Isaac’s first birthday!! He’s such a cutie, and has changed so much since we last saw him. It was right during Noah’s normal naptime, so I was a little terrified he would be the devil. But, the kid had a blast. They had a ball pit set up downstairs that Noah basically lived in. David may or may not be currently ordering the same balls for Noah’s Christmas as I type. A special shout out to my amazing cousin for accommodating Noah’s allergies. There is nothing that warms my heart more than family and friends reaching out to make sure I know they are doing everything they can to make it allergy safe for Noah. She made sure there were no peanuts served, and even used vegan butter in the Chex mix. How amazing is she?! Thank you, Erin!! I did bring allergy free “rice krispie” treats so Noah would have something to enjoy! Recipe to come 🙂
Holy cow, I’m exhausted just rehashing all we did this weekend. Now, it’s time to rest and gear up for what will be a veryy stressful few days at work. Prayers appreciated, as I am really dreading the next few days. “This too shall pass…” And even when I get stressed at work, I come home to the two greatest guys in the world who always know how to put a smile on my face!!