Finally Fall

Fall is finally here!  It’s hands down my favorite season and we’ve been able to do some fun things with Pete.  In addition to the zoo, we went to the Red Sox game with Nana, Bumpa and Lizzie.  It was a great game (they won!) and Pete was more into it this year than last year.  He wasn’t a huge fan of all the noise but slowly warmed up to it and even did the wave with me towards the end.  We did a lot of walking around the park to explore/keep him entertained, but I’d say overall, it was a success!

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The beach near our house is dog friendly from September 15 – April 15, so we’ve taken advantage of the great weather and had some great afternoons at the beach. It’s one of our favorite places and Pete is quite happy to dig in the sand and play with his shovels and buckets. He looks so grown up walking around!fall afternoon at the beach instagram

And finally, my two favorite boys watching football in their matching shirts – thanks Wisconsin Conroys!  We love football Sundays in this house and Pete loves the “Go Patriots!”

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Southwick’s Zoo

We met the Vogel clan at Southwick’s Zoo yesterday.  We had never been there before, and we loved it!  There was so much to see and do, and we had a really great day.


One of the attractions is a deer forest.  Deer are literally everywhere and will eat right from your hand, let you pet them, and in Pete’s case, try and make friends. He was a bit surprised by this deer’s interest in him and promptly tried to run away … his is face says it all: IMG_9142


We saved the rides for the end of our visit and learned that at this stage of his life, Pete is not a fan of mechanical rides. He and Pat rode the carousel together (which he has loved in the past) but yesterday, one of my boys enjoyed himself much more than the other … poor Pete.  The nice man running the carousel stopped it so he could get off.


As we were leaving the zoo, Pete pulled his hood up.  When we asked him why, he said it was because he didn’t want the animals to see him. He’s such a clown.  And very stealth:


We had such a fun day with friends and will definitely go back to Southwick’s!