My lovely cousin Katherin picked us up and brought us back to her home in White Plains so we could visit with her family a bit before making the big trip to Fairfield the following day. So nice to visit with her girls and watch Brock play with his big cousins!
Back in Fairfield we made plans to visit Stew Leonard's Friday morning because another storm was expected to arrive around noon with another 3 to 5 inches of snow! Going to Stew Leonard's was a favorite activity for me growing up (Brent - perhaps this was the start of my love for grocery stores??).
This place is an experience. Shoppers must follow a particular path (similar to Ikea where you have to visit all parts of the store), but it is fun - random kiosks to taste food, singing animatronic fruits and veggies or milk cartons, and a person dressed up as a cow walking around to say hello to the kiddies. You can also stop at certain places and see how things are made - the bakery, filling of milk cartons, handmade mozzarella, etc. In the summer, children can visit the petting zoo right outside the grocery store.
After lunch at Duchess and a nice nap (for Brock), we got ready to head outside to play in the fresh snow!!
Brock was a little skeptical at first, but quickly loved it!! Yes, those are plastic bags on his feet - we did not pack for this kind of weather!!
Brock had fun watching Mia play in the snow, then throwing a baseball or just watching it roll.
He had so much fun, even on Sunday after most of it melted, we went back out and played in it again! He loved stomping his feet to get the snow off after stepping in the white stuff!
And so much food!! We like to eat - we especially love cake. :)
Finally a picture with Brock and a little cousin - Charlie Hanna (19 months).
Last note, I want to say a special thank you to a few people. First, my fabulous aunt and godmother, Aunt Marsha, who opened her home to us all not only on the day of the shower, but for the entire weekend and worked so hard making sure everything was organized and ready for the big day - even waking up extra early to get the turkey in the oven and on time! Aunt Marsha, we know you're not feeling your best, but you outdid yourself once again. Aunt Beverly made some wonderfully delicious dishes as well and helped make sure everyone felt welcome in the home. Uncle Mike and Christine worked behind the scenes picking up all the ingredients needed for such an event!! We truly appreciate all the hard work everyone did to make my future sister-in-law's bridal shower a success. Thank you!