Weekend Recap: Home Stretch!

by Courtney Sirotin on March 10, 2014

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Whelp, we made it to 35 weeks and my mother-in-law, Roxanne, is here so if baby Levi decides to come early, we are ready for him!

I spent last week doing as many things as possible with Dylan. These are our last outings alone and that has been pretty emotional for me. Things are changing for good reasons, but change is always hard, especially when it means Dylan is growing up and perhaps a little further from me. I don’t think there is a pace that he could become more independent that would feel slow enough for me because I always want him to be my baby! But alas, its good for him to have the confidence and ability to be his own man and and that’s all that really matters. Still, I wouldn’t mind if time stood still now and then.

So anyway, one place we visited this week was “The Big Chicken”. We drive by this giant sign (it’s a KFC) on the way to and from his school. Lately, he’s been asking to go inside. I find KFC extremely yucky food-wise, but I took him one day just to make him happy.

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We actually went out to lunch together most days last week. He has become a wonderful dining companion for me when its just the two of us during the day. We’ve also hit up his favorite play places including parks and indoor playgrounds.

He took this picture of us:

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This was at the pond beside our local library. He likes to play on the playground, pick out books and then visit the frog statues around the pond.

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Here’s a playground visit:

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Jay surprised Dylan with a cute little caterpillar friend when he came in the door Friday after work.

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(Don’t worry, he set it free after a few minutes.)

Dylan helped me put together the baby’s bouncer Friday night as well. He is very handy.

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Roxanne flew in Saturday night. Jay picked up the house Saturday during the day while I took Dylan to a park and out to lunch. Here are his current favorite toys all in a row:

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We squeezed in a grocery store trip before Roxanne’s plane landed. Here’s another video of the conveyor belt carrying our groceries…please don’t feel obligated to watch it unless this is entertaining to you because if its not then you are just watching a conveyor belt.

Sunday, Jay and Roxanne took Dylan to a park to play with his friend Olivia in the morning. I watched two episodes of Scandal while they were gone. I will be very sad when this season ends.

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Roxanne brought Dylan some lincoln logs as a present.

Later, we all went out to lunch at the Marietta Diner. Jay and his mom:

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Dylan and me:

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This is an ADORABLE video of Dylan and his Grammy Roxanne:

It was gorgeous out, mid 70s, so we took Dylan to play on the kids’ train in Marietta Square after lunch. Jay took some great pictures of Dylan playing and here they are!

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Here, he was calling out, “All aboard!”

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We tried to get ice creams at a place on the square but the line was too long so we ended up at a Baskin-Robbins.

These two cool guys were playing some sort of game at the tables outside. Jay snuck this amazing picture of them.

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Inside, Dylan delighted in a chocolate cone. This is what pure joy looks like:

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That’s about it for now! Hope you all had great weekends!

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DONNA March 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm

What a great post! I love watching the video of Dylan and Roxanne. They both look so happy. Dylan is looking like he is ready to play the role of big brother! I love the picture of you and Dylan also! I am jealous of you all at the Marietta Diner!


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