We woke up early on Sunday and drove back to PA. When we got home Nate gave me all of my presents and Chipotle for lunch (my favorite). My husband bought me a rain jacket and my wonderful children bought me HUGE peanut butter cups and an October birthstone Pandora charm for Madison's birth.
Ryan played in the leaves while Madison and I took afternoon naps
Babci cut and colored my hair Saturday morning while Ryan went on an adventure with Grandpa W. First Ryan helped him hang Christmas lights but then they went for a walk.
Uncle Mike blew up the big Bills player and hung out with them too :)
After lunch at Babci's, Babci, Grandpa W, Ryan, Maddie, and I drove out to Virgil. We stopped at Hollenbeck's and then drove around Greek Peak,,,nice Saturday afternoon drive.
After an attempt to take me out for my birthday dinner failed (busy Cortaca weekend) we ordered pizza and then watched a movie...How to Train A Dragon.
My BEAUTIFUL children
The whole NY trip was great. I was SUPER nervous about the long drive but my kids were GREAT both ways. While in NY Ryan played with BOTH Grandpa's ALOT and spent some quality movie time with Babci and Grammie. Madison got a chance to meet Grandpa W, Jenae, Crickett and Jason, and Meghan. I relaxed a little with a pedi and dinner out. All in all a GREAT trip. Again THANK YOU THANK YOU to my parents and in laws. You do SO MUCH for me and the kids and I really appreciate it.
On Friday we went bowling with Grammie, Grandpa D, and Aunt Rachel. Ryan bowled a 100 :)
Of course Grammie and Maddie watched
Bouncing on Aunt Rachel, who bowled a really good game
After bowling Ryan went with Babci and Aunt Rachel for the day and night
CUTE CUTE picture at Friendly's
Babci and Ryan watched The Polar Express Friday night...getting ready for Christmas
While Ryan was with Babci and Grandpa W, I got a chance to relax a little. While Grammie and Grandpa D watched Madison in the afternoon I got a pedicure. Then after a quick bite to eat with Grammie and Madison at a jewelry party I also got a chance to go out to dinner with my girlfriends Meghan, Crickett, and Erin. It was NICE to have adult converstaion AND an alcoholic drink, The girls stopped by after to meet Madison :)
On Thursday I took Ryan ice skating for the first time. I have NO IDEA what I was thinking, I haven't ice skated in YEARS!!! Uncle Mike met us at the ice rink and I am SO glad he did. Ryan was AMAZING on the ice. He wasn't scared and he didn't fall down once. Using the green walker to stablize him on the ice.
Maddie and Grammie came to watch
I am SO proud of Ryan for trying it and not being afraid or getting frustrated
After ice skating Great Aunt Barb came over to meet Madison. It was nice to visit with her. Of course she brought Ryan and Madison gifts because my entire extended family spoils my kids rotten. Sadly I didn't take any pictures. I hae actually been VERY bad about taking pictures. I haven't taken ANY with the grandparents :( I promise to take ALOT during the holidays when I am more awake.
Helping Grammie make me a cake for my birthday
Maddie sleepy at Babci's house after meeting Grandpa W for the first time
Thursday night was ROUGH. Ryan misbehaved during his bath so he was sent to bed without any books. He threw a good 20 minute crying tantrum because of the punishment. While he was crying so was Madison. I think Madison was cranky because of the shot she received at her 1 month check up. She had a very bad night...she couldn't sleep on her back (a little stuffed up) and probably still in pain from the shot. So I only got 1 hour of sleep. Friday was then a day of appointments. Ryan had a dentist appointment in the morning. He was AWESOME. No cavities so he is in the No Cavity Club.
After dropping him off at school Madison and I went into my office (AGAIN) to sign some papers. When we got home I was still worried about her night so I called the doctor. They wanted her to come in to get her lungs checked. So in the afternoon we went back to the doctors. Still no nap for me.
So happy in the doctor's office
The doctor said her lungs sounded fine and prescribed nasal drops for her congestion.
Friday night was chill...nice movie at home. All snuggled up.