Remember when I asked where fall was?

Apparently it arrived over the weekend.

What wonderful weather we had. Even though it’s raining today, it’s so nice that things have cooled off now a bit. My wife had the weekend off, so that was an added bonus to a fantastic weekend.

On Saturday, we got to go tailgating with our friends, and my mom even stopped by. It was nice that Parker got to spend some time with them. He even ate some tailgate food! We went back to our house to watch the game with a friend and then had an impromptu get-together with some other friends at our place after the game.

Sunday was a very busy day for us. We decided to spend the morning shopping for home decor. Our house has been rather bland with essentially nothing on the walls, so yesterday we changed that. We ordered some stuff online first, and then hit Target, Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond to find the rest. By the end of our shopping spree, we had some decor for Parker’s room, some wall art for the living room, shelving and decorative accents for the den, a collage frame for upstairs, and some wall sconces and art for the bathrooms. We still have a few more things to get to finish up, but we have finally decorated our house.

On our way home, we stopped in at McDonald’s for lunch and Parker got to eat his very first Happy Meal. He had chicken nuggets with apples and milk (yes, we decided to forego the fries and Coke). He seemed to enjoy it as a special treat.

When we got home, some friends of ours came over and spent the afternoon with us. Of course, this blog being all about millennial parenting, it was nice to spend time with other millennial parents. While parenting has been a very fun experience, it can also get quite lonely. It’s just nice to know there are others out there to share experiences with. I just wished they lived closer!

After we bid them farewell, we spent the rest of the afternoon putting up the shelving in the den and some of the other decor. By dinnertime, our den was ready to go and looked much, much better.

Parker woke up from his afternoon nap right in the middle of dinner, screaming. After a quick mouth check, we found that our little boy’s molars are starting to pop through. He’s been chewing on his fingers non-stop lately and you can feel his left molars starting to break through his gums. He was almost inconsolable after dinner, so I ran out to Target to pick up some sugar-free popsicles and Baby Orajel, the combination of which made him feel much better. He’s a trooper though.

This weekend, Parker and I are heading to WV to visit the grandparents while I do some recruiting trips down that way. It promises to be an enjoyable time.


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