Thanksgiving is next week already?! It’s been over a month since my last post? I guess I’d do well to catch up!
We took PJ to the pumpkin patch before Halloween so we could get her first pumpkin. She seemed pretty unimpressed by it:
Derrick decided to carve the pumpkin for her. Again, unimpressed and possibly disgusted as well:
Then she turned 8 months old:
And then she dressed up for Halloween:
These days she’s a growling, crawling fiend and she loves pulling herself up on just about anything close to the right height for her little fingertips to grab. She’s so much fun and it, as always, is crazy to me how different she is now from just a few weeks ago. But I’m loving every stage as it comes and trying to just enjoy the moment.
Derrick was gone for three weeks for work and it was lonely and awful and horrible. I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it again: being a single mom short-term is hard. And exhausting. And even harder when you get hit with a cold/flu again and it lingers for two of those three weeks. I even lost my voice for about a week while I was sick and it was just a major bummer. While I’m always happy to see Derrick when he comes home, I was extra super happy to have him back (the 2.5 lbs of chocolate he brought back didn’t hurt, either!).
So the past few weeks haven’t been too exciting as Pen and I trudged through the days without Derrick, but now we are getting ready to see some family for the holidays and enjoy some r&r and I cannot wait!
Hope y’all have a great Thanksgiving next week! xo