Posts tagged halloween
Well, things definitely move slower when I don’t have a smart phone. It’s relatively easy to post pictures using it- I just use an app to add my watermark and can post it right then. But using a camera, as opposed to a phone, I have to go through the process of uploading the picture to the computer, editing it in Photoshop, saving it for web, and then uploading it to my blog. It makes me prone to procrastination, but hey, at least I got it done, right? So check out the abundance of cuteness we had going on!
Nathan was very proud of his Spiderman costume. He picked out what he wanted to dress up as for Halloween, and he and Paul picked out the costume together. They even had trick-or-treating at his school, so Nathan got to wear his costume more than once. He was one happy little man! And my goodness, look at those muscles!
Nathan was in mid-flex when he saw Captain America, so this is him pointing and exclaiming, “LOOK, MOM! THERE’S CAPTAIN AMERICA!” Too cute. John didn’t exactly get a say in his costume. One of my sweet friends gave us the monkey outfit that her son wore last Halloween. It was so darn cute that I couldn’t resist dressing John up in it. What can I say? He’s such a little monkey that it suited him perfectly! Oh, and see the wrap I’m wearing? That’s compliments of my grandpa, my dad’s dad. It’s called a Moby Wrap, and I LOVE it. They’re usually a little pricey, but I was able to find a used one in excellent condition (as in, almost brand-new, even complete with the instruction manual) for half the price. Not too bad, huh? John likes to be carried, and the wrap distributes his weight evenly so my back’s not killing me by the time I’m done carrying him. I haven’t used that many different wraps and carriers to really compare them, but so far, I’m totally loving the Moby.
And oh! See that lovely necklace I’m wearing? Paul’s mom got that for me. It’s called a Mommy Necklace, and it’s a really sturdy necklace made for moms of nursing babies. Or even babies that don’t nurse and just like to grab at things. John likes to pinch and pull at my clothing and even my poor skin while he’s nursing, and when he’s not doing that, his little arm waves around in the air like an antennae. So Paul’s mom came up with the idea of getting me a Mommy Necklace, and it’s perfect! Now when he’s nursing, his little arm will wave around in the air until it comes into contact with the necklace. And then he pulls, twirls, twists, and yanks on it the whole time he nurses. My skin and clothes are thanking her right now. It’s the only piece of jewelry strong enough that I can wear at the moment because of the baby and his grabbing hands, and I really love it!
Look at that sweet face! He looks so much like his big brother, doesn’t he? John managed to go the entire time without crying. He really loved looking around at all the people. Nathan did super as well- we were so proud of him! We had such an awesome Halloween this year. We never did get any trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, but that’s ok. Let’s just say the candy didn’t go to waste. Ha ha. Holidays take on a whole new meaning when you have kids, and I’m really, REALLY enjoying celebrating them with my little family.
I know, I know. This took me forever. But hey, I’m glad I got them up before Thanksgiving. (Even if it’s the DAY before Thanksgiving.) For Halloween this year, Nathan dressed up as Woody the Cowboy off the movie Toy Story, since Woody is pretty much his favorite character EVER. We didn’t actually go door-to-door trick or treating, but we did a couple different trunk-or-treats and a little party at our church. He loved it and had so much fun. And we found him the cutest pair of cowboy boots… after visiting TWELVE stores, that is. But totally worth it; Nathan is completely enamored with them! And oh, I’m no longer a platinum blonde… put some of my natural color back in. I like it much better!
The past few days have been awesomely busy around here! We went Trick-orTreating this year for Halloween (actually, we did Trunk-or-Treat but Nathan still called it Trick-or-Treat.) Nathan dressed up as Woody the Cowboy from Toy Story complete with a handsome pair of cowboy boots, and let me tell you, he was as cute as he could be! Whenever anyone complimented his boots, he would smile and do his own little tap-dance for good measure. It was fantastic. I have a super cute picture to post soon!
In other news, he said something outrageously funny today. While I was in the bathroom, he ran up to the bathroom door and knocked vigorously.
“Yes, Nathan?” I answered.
“You pooping everywhere, Mommy?” He asked.
Pooping everywhere? “Ummmm. No,” I said. Pause. And then, “Why don’t you go play with your new truck?” I replied. And then? When I came out of the bathroom, Nathan ran up to me and said, “Did you poop good?”
At least he wants to make sure I have a decent bathroom experience… and he’s given me something to laugh about for a long, long time! You have NO privacy with kids around, that’s for sure!
Since Nathan didn’t want to eat his Halloween candy, Paul and I decided to take on the task of consuming it ourselves. You know, so it wouldn’t go to waste and all that. So over the last two days, we
snacked gorged on the entire bag. (In our defense, it was a small bag and was only 1/4 full… and I tried to entice Nathan into eating some but hey, if the kid doesn’t want sugar, I’m not gonna complain about it!) We don’t eat a lot of candy, but when we do, we don’t joke around! It was delicious. There was a lot of candy in there that reminded me of the times I went trick-or-treating as a kid. Smarty’s… tootsie rolls… airheads… bubble gum… jawbreakers… M&M’s… all that deliciousness. All those calories.
Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten all that after all…
Then again, it just makes me work out even harder at the gym!
I’ve only gained a pound from my gluttony. That’s not bad at all. I think it’s because muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat, and since I’ve been working out like an animal for a number of months now, I’ve built up a decent amount of muscle. Therefore when I do decide to splurge, I don’t gain 5-10 pounds like I used to before I started being more healthy. So bring on the holidays!