Friday, October 31, 2008
For weeks, Half-pint has been asking me "It Halloween yet?" or "Time to twick-or-tweat? I NEED tweats!" Poor kid, the past few weeks have passed slowly-thankfully we've had a few distractions, like swim lessons, beginning preschool, and speech therapy (he had a 2 week Fall Break mid-October). This morning I awoke to a joyful squeal-I immediately knew that Daddy just broke the news-toady was Halloween! We began our celebration yesterday actually when Half-pint got to wear his bat costume to preschool. He was pretty excited. Then the celebrations continued this afternoon. We kept up the tradition of all converging at Daddy's office for trick-or-treating. Since Daddy's work is a family affair, Grammy, Grandpa, and all his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins (on one side) are always there also. It's so fun for the adults to watch all the kids (6 under the age of 5)run around in their adorable costumes. Half-pint remembered going last year and was looking forward to it again this year.
This evening, I took the boys out just in our neighborhood. We hit quite a few houses. I was a little surprised how many houses were dark though. The weather was unseasonably warm-the warmest in the past 50 years! The warm costumes that are generally perfect for our cold Halloween evenings were almost too hot this year! I certainly got hot lugging Quarter-pint up and down the street.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So the "saga" begins to emerge when you understand the rest of Quarter-pint's ailments the past few weeks. On top of his cold/ear infections, he is also teething-now we're up to two more molars and the other bottom front tooth (so that's 3 separate teeth at the same time if you're keeping track). Also, he has had a nasty diaper rash (I have a feeling it's related to the teething issue). In addition, he has been sporting matching bruises on his left cheek (one above his eye, and one below-two different incidents; not shown in this picture though). So, between his sore bum, and everything that's been going on with his mouth, face, nose and ears I am surprised that he hasn't been totally miserable!!! Quarter-pint is a super-trooper! He hasn't complained nearly as much as I would expect him to under the circumstances. He has generally been a happy, fun kid, still running and playing with Half-pint (but at times he obviously did not feel well). That's why I was completely shocked to hear the ear infection diagnosis (so was Grandma K, with whom we spent all of yesterday and last Sunday; just for the record)!
Friday, October 24, 2008
We also picked several pumpkins from the fields. It was fun to explore between all the gourds and spy funny looking pumpkins. We found some rotten and rotting...all Half-pint could do was stare, point his little finger and say
"EEEEwwww! Dross! Dross! That's yucky, eeewwww!"
Here are a few more pictures from our adventure today!
Quarter-pint enjoying the pumpkins (I couldn't get him to look at me!)
Quarter-pint and Aunt C!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
"Mmmm, Haaa, MMmmm"
Quarter-pint has also been working on a few new teeth. I noticed yesterday a new one growing on the bottom-it's HALF-WAY in! I also noticed another molar working through the gums. All of this recent this tooth-growing has created quite a lot of drool.