Saturday, November 8, 2014

Act 5; Scene 16: Robert Thomas Center, 28 months

Tommy still loves running laps anywhere and everywhere. He has added screaming to his running routine. Something about screaming while running, you know?
Tommy's favorite movie: How to Train Your Dragon, which he calls the "Drag Show"
He loves whispering to himself
He always asks for a hug (quite voraciously) when he thinks you're mad at him
He LOVES his "big boy bed"
He likes to "sneak" into our bedroom in the morning and peek in to see if we're awake
He insists on clasping his hands and making everyone else clasp their hands instead of folding arms during prayers
He says "Oh" after everything
Tommy's favorite foods: pizza, olives, ketchup, and plain bread
His best friend: Jack (whom he calls "Rack")
He asks frequently if he can go to St. Nick's house
He must start every day with milk and the "Drag Show"
He is still obsessed with Grandpa
He thinks there's a dog at every house we go to, and backs up to protect himself when we go to knock on the door. 
His favorite toy: Lamby
He likes to sleep with as many stuffed animals/toys as he can. This has included but is not limited to, his cement truck, his holiday card from Grandma, his severed hand from the Halloween costume, and about 6-7 different stuffed animals. 
 His favorite games: red light, green light and hide-and-seek

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Act 5; Scene 15: October Wrap-Up

I have to say I don't think I've ever been happier for October to be over.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE October, but it was just crazy this year! November came (only yesterday!) and we spent the whole day cleaning the house and other random chores, with no other plans.

It was heavenly.

I am trying very hard to not schedule much this month to soak in the fall cleaning and relaxing feeling of November.

BUT! We did not fail to celebrate Halloween with gusto!

Here we are just about to head out trick-or-treating:

I had to put all three so you could see the struggle we had in trying to get Mr. Shark in a picture!

Of course the one time he looks at the camera...ha!
Tommy had a hard time understanding the take-a-piece-and-put-it-in-your-bag technique. His was more of an eat-it-right-when-you-get-it technique. It actually turned into him clutching onto the most recent piece of candy until we went to the next house, where he would get a new piece of candy, and then put the older one in his bag. And what did he choose?!? Here he had his choice of all this delectable chocolate candy, and he chose dum dums and smarties every chance he got! Come on kid, you're supposed to be making good candy selections for your parents!!! I guess he knows how to keep us out of his candy stash :-)

After some trick-or-treating and scone-eating at a neighbors, we settled in for some Halloween games with our good friends and their little man, Sawyer. Doesn't he look insanely adorable as a little golfer?

Fun times were had by all, and this little minion even got to stay up a whole hour late. 

Robert tried so hard to get a pic of him wearing these goggles, but the kid will not hold still!
After the guests were gone, the child in bed, the trick-or-treaters done (or at least our millions of pieces of candy were all gone so we turned off the porch lights...) we washed off our fake blood and crashed for the night.

As I said, November has felt so relaxing thus far.  I'm hoping this will happen on more November weekend mornings:

Happy November, all!