Busy Weekend

We are wrapping up a fun-filled weekend!  Friday morning I took the boys to Grandma's work so her friends could meet Charlie and Jack could see the fire trucks.  We were lucky: while we were out in the garage checking out all the trucks, they got a call and all the firemen came and put on their boots, jackets, helmets, etc, boarded the truck and took off with their lights and sirens on.  Jack just stared, unsure what to think!  We told him they were going to help someone, and now the past two days he's been putting on his fireman hat and riding his fire truck around the house saying he's going to help someone.  Love it!

Then Friday afternoon Alison came to visit us and meet Charlie.  Sadly, Giana and Lucia have colds so she had to leave them with her parents during the visit.  So bummed because we don't know when we'll be able to get together again!!  We'll have to schedule lots of skype sessions so our kids don't forget each other!!
Saturday we went to watch our niece Paige cheerleading at the junior high football game.  She did great!  She's the third from the left:

We also went to our friend Reghan's 2nd birthday party.  I didn't take my camera, but Jack had a lot of fun playing with his friends Reghan, Addi and Zoey, along with all of Reghan's cousins (she has 10!!).

Today we had family day at the pumpkin patch.  This is the same one we've gone to in previous years and they have lots of activities!  Jack loved the corn maze, the train ride, the train display, corn boxes, toy tractors, etc.  So much to do! 

 Jack holding the pumpkin he picked out and attempting to hold his baby brother:

Not much else is new with us, other than Charlie growing like a weed!!  We've made some progress on the bottle front.  After a few unsuccessful attempts with our Avent bottles, we borrowed a Dr. Brown's bottle from Melissa and the little man took it like a champ!  He took two bottles Tuesday, which allowed me to take Jack to Mommy & me gymnastics (more on that in another post - I didn't get to take any pictures yet). He has taken one or two bottles since then and has done well.  So far we've only bought a couple Dr. Brown's bottles - we're hoping we can get him to take the Avent bottles that we already have a million of once he gets the hang of it.  The interesting thing is both Tuesday after his bottles and yesterday when he took a bottle at Reghan's party, our evenings have been kind of rough.  He's been fussy and seems to continuously want to nurse.  We're not sure if it's a coincidence or if the behavior is resulting from the bottles.   We'll be experimenting to figure that out!!
Charlie is also starting to experience some balding - poor guy is sporting a pretty massive receding hair line these days, and I'm constantly finding his little hairs on his face and clothes.  Wish I could glue those puppies to his head so he doesn't end up with a mohawk like Jack had.  :)  Compare below - picture on left is from September 12, picture on right is last night.

 He's still a handsome little devil, so we're not worried about a little hair loss.

Jason discovered that since Charlie is always calm on his changing table, if we bring the changing table mattress out to the living room, he's generally content to lay on it.  Brilliant!  Sleeping peacefully on his mobile mattress:

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