Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Typical Night in the Peterson House

Trying to make time for some pickin' these days, no matter what it takes. And Sadie's loving it!
She'll be picking up a fiddle in no time...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Month of Firsts

October was a big month for Miss Sadie Caroline....lots of firsts.

Sadie's first high chair!

We'd been putting off this purchase, and now we're wondering why we didn't get one sooner. This high chair has made a big difference in our lives. Meals are much more functional for us now that Sadie can sit contentedly in her own chair, play with her food, make a mess, and let mom and dad eat their meal together....at the same time!!! What a novel idea! One of my favorite times of day is early in the morning when Sadie and I get up together. I'll wear her in one of her carriers while I get coffee and breakfast made for myself, and then she'll sit quietly in her highchair while we enjoy a peaceful breakfast together. I'll read the paper and share parts of it that I think she might be interested in. What a nice way to start off the day...

Sadie's first trip to the circus!

My friend Danielle and I took our little girls to the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus on its last day in Denver. Going to the circus was one of my favorite things in the whole world when I was younger. I went every year, right up through high school when my cross-country team would go to the circus every fall. Even though Sadie is a little young to really know what was going on, I think she enjoyed all the people, bright colors, and flashing lights. And she loved seeing her friend Marisol!

Sadie's first pumpkin patch outing!
Another Ingersoll family tradition that we're so excited to be sharing with the next generation!

And of course the day wouldn't be complete without a big plate of homemade spaghetti at the Blue Parrot. Sadie was in meltdown mode when we pulled up to the restaurant (as were her tired parents), and we couldn't help thinking that stopping for lunch wasn't the best idea we'd ever had. But I figured we'd give it a shot. And all it took was some plain noodles to keep her happy for the entire meal! I don't think she ate many of them, but she sure had fun playing with them!

Sadie's first Halloween!

Granted, she was asleep by 6 p.m. when all the trick-or-treaters came knocking. But she was so happy to spend the afternoon with her Aunt Suzie and Uncle Jeff.