In The Swing of Things…
We found a new favorite!
We are really starting to settle in to our new life and finding our new favorite spots around town. Skyler definitely loves to go to the park and play on the swings, watch the bigger kids run around and play in the grass. We have been collecting old bread and cereal to feed some ducks, but we always seem to find them when we don’t have the food, and then can’t spot one when we have a whole bag full. We will catch them before winter, hopefully.
I am so sad that Skyler won’t remember her time here in Ithaca, so I am trying to take as many pictures as my camera can hold. I am so happy we get to have this experience. I want all of our children to be able to explore new places and people. I am surprised at how quickly this new place has become home to us.
With the change of location, we’ve welcomed some long overdue lifestyle changes as well. One big change, I cook dinner! Guys, this is huge. If you know us, you know we eat out all the time. It was becoming a problem for our wallets as well as our waistbands. With cooking for ourselves, it has also been an easy change to go gluten free. We both feel one thousand times better since cutting it out of our diets. We are trying different types of foods and flavors. Out here, we’ve been introduced to Witch Finger grapes. They are the weirdest little grapes you’ve ever seen. Long and skinny, like a witch finger. The local grocery store, Wegmans, is hands-down one of the things I will miss most about living here. I was so excited about it, I had to call my mom and talk her ear off for 15 minutes! This store! Besides offering front row parking to costumers with kids, they have two hours of babysitting, dry cleaning, a whole section of rows dedicated to gluten free foods, a market place cafe that puts Harmons to shame and produce aisles for days! We honestly spend way too much time here.
All in all, we are settling in quite nicely and are happy to call Ithaca home.