Wednesday was a wonderful day. We decided to take the kids to Curtis Orchard (a pumpkin patch back in Chamapaign). We started the day by stopping by my old work place. I had an audiologist friend of mine peek in Callie's ears. She still has a lot of fluid in her right ear, but it is not infected anymore. The fact that the fluid is still lingering is not great, but I guess only time will tell what will happen.
Afterwards, we headed to the pumpkin patch. They have these adorable barn kittens that the kids were enamored with. They were pretty frisky and friendly. Callie kept yelling, "TAT!!"
We saw the goats, some ducks, and even a random field mouse. It was a great vocabulary experience for Callie who is really picking up a lot right now.
Noah stands around 3 feet tall. I'm curious what he'll be next year...
After a quick lunch, we headed out to the pumpkin patch. The kids were so well behaved through the whole day. It was truly a miracle and gift from God.
After the pumpkin patch, we took a quick trip to the Tuscola outlet malls to kill some time before we met up with my friend Melinda. Mel is my friend from college whom I love, but haven't seen in FOREVER (January to be exact). It was SO wonderful seeing her again, even if only for an hour (while my kids played at a playground). We ate Papa Dels pizza (YUM!) and then headed for home. Dave and I talked on the way home about what a really perfect day it was. The kids had behaved remarkably well. It was nice to see friends and it was a great connecting time for Dave and I. No joke, about 5 minutes before we get home...I look up into the sky and see a falling star. I haven't seen one of those in YEARS (mainly because I am never out at night anymore because I have two small children). It felt like such a cool gift from God. Icing on the cake. It was incredible to watch. It happened so fast, but I'm so glad I was able to see it.
Thanks God for an incredible day with my family.