Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1st Ever 'Hunterman' Day

In a few short weeks there will be a newborn in the house. This transition may not be easy for Hunter and the last thing we ever want to do is for him to feel like he is being replaced or that he is not as important.  I started thinking about what we can do before our little girl arrived and decided that Matt and I needed to find a day that we could take off work and focus only on Hunter. This meant, no email, no work phone calls, no projects for Lily's room, no cleaning (yes!) etc. Just spending time with our little man.

'Dis mine."

So a few Fridays ago we both took off work and spent the day with Hunter. We were hoping for a nice fall day to do as much outside as possible because he loves to be outside but the morning was not too kind to us. It rained most of the morning so we just spent time inside playing. He is not old enough yet to tell us what he likes/doesn't like to do or what he would want to do so we just did what we thought he would like.

Breakfast started with donuts! He liked those a little but REALLY liked the large blueberry muffin. After breakfast it was just the 3 of us. He kept looking at both of us like, aren't we supposed to be getting ready to leave...but after a little bit he became his usual crazy self.

After spending most of the morning in his PJ's we changed and headed to Manhattan. We had lunch and did a little shopping, although we didn't find what we were looking for for Hunter we did find a few things.
Cool dude! We did not buy the hat :)

After that we headed to Britt's Farm to their pumpkin patch. The rain had cleared but it was still pretty muddy but we didn't let this stop us. We fed the animals which Hunter loved, took some silly pictures, went to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins and then did the hay-rack ride. During the ride Hunter did fall asleep! The day wore him out :) All in all it was a great trip. The look on Hunter's face when he found his pumpkin was priceless and made the whole day worth it.

Having a day just for Hunter is something that we will want to continue. It is so important for me to make sure he knows that he is just as loved now as when Lily is here.

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