I am not a morning person, but Miles seems to think I am. As I wake up and groggily toss my blankets aside, I can't help but smile as I walk into his room to excited shouts of, "Mama mama!" and the sight of a bright-eyed and smiling baby boy standing up in his crib to greet me. Parker and I take turns letting each other sleep in- which now means until nine at the latest- and it's a delicious luxury. This view isn't bad at all, though:
When I was pregnant, I told myself I would do my best not to fall prey to a house full of gargantuan baby gear that lights up and makes noise. We've done pretty well, but of course that jumper is the thing Miles loves best (on loan from my sweet friend Morgan). Oh, how the mighty have fallen. (Ivanka Trump has a baby and her apartment still manages to look very chic- which closets is she hiding her daughter's stuff in?)
This last week, we've had some glorious fall weather. Cool winds, beautiful clouds, and even a little bit of rain. Too bad the weather forecast for the coming week shows the temperature reaching almost ninety degrees! I was almost fooled.
Miles and I drove to Pismo Beach to visit the Carter's outlet and enjoyed some fresh grilled salmon from Splash Cafe afterward. We ate our lunch facing the ocean and Miles was fascinated by the seagull waiting nearby, perched to swoop down on any stray tidbits.
On Saturday, we went to cheer on my sisters at their soccer games. Miles held out as long as he could, but he fell asleep in the Ergo during the second game. I love when he falls asleep on me- it is the sweetest thing. After he woke up, my brother held him and was showing him a soccer ball when Miles started kicking it without any prompting! Who knows, he may be the next Oliver Kahn!
I have to say, Miles is one mobile little guy right now. He can hardly stay still! After we got back from an afternoon run, I laid down in the grass (quite out of breath) and watched Miles crawl back and forth across the lawn. He's growing up so quickly!
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