This year our house is doing Halloween. Flum and I aren’t big Halloween people. Typically we would choose that evening to run errands (the stores are so quiet!) or go to a movie – anything to be out of the house to avoid having to hide inside and ignore the doorbell. So why is this year different? Because we have a child who is SO EXCITED about being a shark for Halloween. And it doesn’t hurt that we have a dragon costume that will fit the other child in our house. So today we plan to go to a community Halloween party in our neighborhood, tomorrow K will have a Halloween party at school, and after school/work tomorrow we’ll all be going to the zoo for HallZooween. Going to the zoo is a way for us to avoid having to go trick-or-treating or hide inside our house. (I’m going to have to ease into that one – if I chose to partake at all.) I don’t mean to be a Halloween scrooge – I just don’t really care for answering my door every 5 minutes. We’ll post photos of our shark and dragon sometime. (Hopefully soon!)
In other topics, we have a couch that is new to our house; however the couch itself is old…very very old. (It may be nearly my age.) But it’s in great condition and it’s still super comfy. It’s really great for napping (aka falling asleep while watching a movie). It’s nice to have a “real” couch in our living room. The futon was getting uncomfortable for couching, so now it’s upstairs. We really need to figure out how that room is going to be laid out. We have A’s bed set up too for when he’s ready for that transition. (I’m planning to wait until he’s better at stairs – just in case someone leaves the gate open in the middle of the night.)
K Man is all about singing. Lately he’s liked to sit at the piano to play and sing. It makes me think I need to get some beginning piano books for him. He got to go to an apple orchard and pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago. He came home with a small pie pumpkin and asked for pie. How could I say no? I got a couple more pumpkins at the grocery store, as I wasn’t sure his would be big enough for a pie (and I wanted to make pumpkin bread). So last week I made my very first pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin! And it turned out pretty well. I also had enough pumpkin to make a couple batches of pumpkin bread – plus I had even more pumpkin to freeze for another day! It’s good fun.
A Man is changing every day – and I’m not just saying that. He has been looking different to me each day this week. It’s really bizarre. He likes to practice stairs and he’s getting fairly good (or at least better). He still hasn’t taken to the handrail we put up at home, but he tends to use the one at daycare. He’s starting to do a lot of mimicking, which is usually pretty hilarious. And the past couple days he’s started to randomly dance – when no music is playing. Though, it wouldn’t surprise me if the music is always in his head. I can relate to that. He’s talking more and more, though most of it is gibberish. He says “hi” often and has started to say “da” when he’s done eating. And he barks.
And for those of you not on Facebook — One day we were all grocery shopping and K picked up a package of cookies and said: Remember when we got these? They were good. And WE ATE THEM.
(It was a compelling argument, but I chose to not buy them.)