Our friend fell off a table onto the concrete at the Los Alamos Ward Trunk or Treat. The bump is sizeable, but with his hairdo, no one can really see it.
(I figured I better document because every time something happen to my kids I call my mother and she tells me ten things that happened to her kids when we were growing up, and it helps. So, eventually, Charlie or his siblings might need to see my poor parenting to make them feel better about their own.)
She's entered her screechy stage. Sort of cute... sort of disruptive. She's been rolling back to tummy, and yesterday she started rolling the other way. Everything Charlie does makes her laugh. She falls asleep on her own and in her crib (big news in this house, since Charlie had to be rocked for practically a whole year). She is fond of Simon Says. She grabs everything and puts it in her mouth.
Ways to get fabulous photos of your children: (1) spend the time to learn how to take fabulous photos, and then learn how to edit them into submission. (2) be friends with people who already know how to do it.
As we have for the last couple of years, we took the kidlets to the pumpkin patch. We had some friends meet us there (although they declined to be photographed) and had a grand ol' time. This is what the kid's whose mommy's don't buy the animal food do: pick it up from the ground. "Look! Theep!" I dig the Halloween shirt. When we had him pick out a pumpkin, I encouraged him to go a little further than the first one he found. He took my advice. (this is the face I make when I want Charlie to smile. i think he is going to get it by osmosis or something.)
We had several birthday celebrations in the last couple of weeks.
First, my 25th birthday. My sister and husband put together a little surprise party for me, with mostly family and a few dear friends. Thanks so much! Then, on my actual date of birth, I had a great park date with a friend, and then dinner with my sister, her boyfriend, Greg and the kidlets, and another friend and her family. I think I got about 87 emails, calls, or facebook notifications. I felt very loved!! I got lots of thoughtful presents, including all the Glee soundtracks. Now, when we listen to the ipod, Charlie always requests "gee."
Then, the next week, Greg turned 26. About twelve hours beforehand, I decided to have a couple people over for cake. I had to work late that night, so my house was a mess (sorry). I managed to get a photo. But just one.
Anyway, happy birthday to us! Also to the scads of other delightful people whose birthdays were that week, especially my dad!