Needless to say, Oscar was very excited. He's getting bigger and more adept at grabbing (along with lots of other things) and feels he is mature enough for some new toys. Not necessarily for a new skill set, but perhaps some new textures would be in order.
We dug around in his closet until we found some suitably warm clothes for the cold, windy, rainy ride to Adams Morgan.
Oscar bundled up for October's rainy, windy weather in DC
I'm not sure whose idea it was to have an outdoor craft fair in October, perhaps they are from Raleigh as well (like Rebecca). But there were plenty of people none the less.
Oscar was well protected on the way there...
There were plenty of interesting vendors and lots of baby friendly stuff for sale. We decided not to get any clothes since we have plenty already and he is growing too fast to wear anything for very long. There were some especially cute baby toys and stuffed animals.
Diane Koss' "Cutesy But Not Cutesy" booth was our favorite:
It even matches the color scheme of all the paintings that everyone did for him.
We didn't buy anything (yet), but we'll check out her Etsy store and find something for Oscar.
On the way home, we stopped by Whole Foods for fancy pork chops and box wine.
Having done some research, Whole Foods has the best selection of box wine in the District.
Box wine is much better than it used to be, with advances in material and packaging technology, wine can taste good and stay fresh in a bag-in-a-box for a few weeks. That means higher end winemakers are opting for the much less expensive bag/box packaging for mid-priced wines. Yeah for us!!!
Available for the equivalent of $5/bottle.
When we got home, it was just about time for Oscar's book/bath/massage bedtime routine. I think the bath is his favorite part, he's so excited, he has to do a dance when he gets out...