|Happy (blurry) anniversary!|
Another exciting update-- I joined a stay at home moms group through 'Meetups' and have attended my first two events! Last week I went to a 'Moms Night Out' at one of the mom's houses, where we enjoyed appetizers, pumpkin martinis, and a bonfire. I was thrilled and so reaffirmed to have some genuine conversations with a lot of young women who have experienced so many similar things that I have in adjusting to being a mama. On Wednesday of this week, Emmett and I attended Storytime at Barnes and Noble with some of the moms from my group. Emmett got to meet other babies and children for the first time and he did great! He especially seemed fascinated by a cute little red-headed 6-month old named Colin as his mom and I chatted and held our boys across from one another. I enjoyed my fall beverage of a chai tea latte, browsing the poetry/drama and children's sections, and hanging out with some new friends and their adorable children!
|Don't I look so cultured in my argyle? (Thanks Kristen!)|
This week, we also took Emmett for his first trip to a museum!!! We visited the Taubman Museum of Art with my in-laws while Neil was upstairs working hard :) Emmett was so curious and well-behaved as we pushed him around in a stroller and took in the art that Southwest Virginia has to offer through the Taubman. The security guards especially seemed to love him (this one funny lady kept wanting to smell him haha, but she did take our picture which was nice). The highlight of that trip for me was seeing the interactive children's section called 'Art Venture' and getting extremely excited about when Emmett will be old enough to play there. I also got to meet the director of the education programs (one of Neil's co-workers), and spoke with her about the opportunity to use my background in theatre to get involved with their Spectacular Saturdays (storytelling, puppetry, improv?) or volunteering with giving tours to school groups. As many of you know I have a great passion for arts education, and one of the things I was hoping to do when we moved down here was get connected with a local arts non-profit (theatre or otherwise) to expand my experience with arts education. This seems like it could be a really neat opportunity and I'm so excited to connect with her soon about some ideas!
|I love the museum!|
|E and his grandparents with a current piece of installation art|
|Love! The little stage, puppet theatre and 'dressing room' in Art Venture|
|Happy (and Emmett hates his shoes)|
So, now that you're caught up on all of the new things our little family has been doing, what's something new that excites you in this season? I'd love to hear!!!