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Summer Sunset | Conor 18 Months

Another summer is coming to an end, well it still feels like summer outside here in Georgia, but fall is slowly making its way in. I have to say this summer went by entirely too fast! We had a couple of wonderful visits from my family out west. A wonderful new addition to our family here in the south, and lots of good quality time with all. We enjoyed a few afternoons at the pool, some splashing in the back yard, and lots of toddler led discovering outside.

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Conor grew. He grew, and he grew, and HE GREW! We just took him to his 18 month checkup, where the big guy weighed in at 34 pounds, and 33 inches tall. He’s still the same happy, healthy boy we’ve come to love more and more everyday! Seriously, I never knew I could unconditionally love someone this much. This summer has come with a lot of physical and mental leaps, which are exciting and trying on all of us. In the end though, even on our hardest days of parenting this little guy always knows how to put a smile on our face.

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He’s learned how to run, and play. He’s very curious, thoughtful, and observant. He loves to take things apart, figure out how they work, and put them back together. His aunt says he’s on track to be an engineer.

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His current favorites include watching this. He’s mastered this. He can also put together some simple puzzles, and enjoys throwing things in the trash. Instead of riding he’d rather push his bike and car around. He also enjoys playing with the last few decorative items in the house I’ve left at his level, and getting into the dogs crate. We like to read Goodnight Moon, Curious George, and The Rainbow Fish, these 3 have been in heavy rotation at bedtime recently.

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He isn’t talking yet, and by that I mean he isn’t using a lot of words we understand. He says a few words, definitely uses his voice to tell us how he’s feeling. The doctor says in the next 6 months his vocabulary will really develop. I’m looking forward to hearing what he’s got to say. He’s a funny guy, who knows, we might have a comedian on our hands.

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It’s been a great summer, it went fast, but I think that is just how time goes when you are watching your little one grow and trying to hang on to each an every moment. I’m looking forward to fall. Looking forward to cooler weather, Halloween and Turkey day, spending some more time at home, working on some exciting new projects, and just spending more quality time with family and friends.

Little Shopper | Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable

A few weeks ago we headed out to one of our favorite spots, Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable in Milton, Georgia to celebrate the man of the house’s birthday. It’s a short 20 minute scenic drive from our home in Woodstock. I love seeing the cows and horses grazing, old barns, rolling hills, and the occasional farm stand in the summer. Reminds me a little of the rural areas I grew up in. That is, once you take out the million dollar subdivisions.

Wilbur & Rudy'sWilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable brews up a killer cold brew, and has a great selection of baked goodies to choose from. There are adorable patios to hang out on, a few tables inside, as well as a market that sells local and/or organic produce, fresh meats from local farmers, wine, as well as an eclectic mix of dry goods, decor, and jewelry. Seriously, there is something for everyone! They also host a wine tasting and live music on Friday evenings. Which would make for a great relaxing date night (hint hint wink wink).

Last time we were there, they were hosting an event for their anniversary. There was a pig roast, bouncy house, and live music. I stepped in the market to grab a couple of sodas for us to have with our bbq. While we were in there Conor found this little shopping basket and got to shopping.

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We emptied and refilled this basket a half-dozen times. While it kept him happy, and I got great pictures out of it, I unfortunately had to drag him away kicking and screaming. #toddlerproblems.

Disclaimer: this is not an advertisement for Wilbur & Rudy’s, I was not compensated for this post, I just really love the place!! If by chance this post makes you want to go there, drop me a line, I’m always up for a coffee date 😉