We aren’t big Halloween people. I think it’s because Caidoc isn’t quite at trick or treating age, and I was raised just not celebrating it. I’m also not a huge fan of making a big deal of creepy things and reveling in the gore and scariness of it all. I know it’s not ALL like that, but since I became a mom, I don’t find much enjoyment in scary movies or anything remotely Halloween-ish. I think it’s because it’s stressful enough being a parent and you become much more tender hearted, and almost more impressionable. Just my take on it!
As a family we love to celebrate the season of Fall though! We love our pumpkin patch adventures and our fall leaf drives and the candy of course! So, we don’t ignore the season altogether. don’t worry 🙂
Finally! I’ve been promising you guys a look at our bedroom since we expanded the bed, decorated, and made a head board! It’s wonderful and I’m so proud of Husband for all his hard work. There is still more to do since we need king sized pillows to fit our pillow cases and some euro shams, but I don’t like buying those things so close to Christmas season since they make great presents (and saves us money! Woot!) So here it is…
I went with a gray theme because it was simple and will be easy to accent with different colors if I feel like. Plus it’s not too *girly* which I think is important since I do share the room with a man 😉
Husband and I followed a tutorial on Pinterest, well, kinda, the ended up doing it differently, more simple and cheaper. We used foam intended for mattresses (king sized) instead of buying expensive foam from the fabric store. and we also ended up using some left over wood we had, as well as a curtain for the fabric instead of buying it. MUCH cheaper. The curtain is a duplicate of the ones I have hanging in the room so it draws it together nicely. It’s also incredibly sturdy (which is VERY important for a head board) and was on sale! Woot!
Above is my side, complete with the books I’m reading (usually a water bottle), my fav picture from our wedding, and a seashell from our honeymoon in the Bahamas!
Above is Husband’s side of the bed as you can tell since it has two bins to hold all his things, including his phone and such.
Lots on people have commented on the number of pictures we have of ourselves/our wedding in our house. I don’t see why they think it is strange. It’s the most wonderful day of our lives and they are gorgeous pictures. You bet your sweet butt I’m gonna show them off. See that little storage bin thing there? No it does NOT hold blankets! it in our super sneaky important paper filer! Complete with child lock! Haha! You get creative in a small space.
Man, I feel like life has been a BLUR lately. Maybe it’s my super active toddler that I’m finding out need to be doing something ALL. THE. TIME. Or maybe it’s the pregnancy fatigue or that work is kicking up. Probably a combo of all. But man, I feel like the house is always dirty, the kitchen always a mess, and I just can’t get on top of all the emails in my inbox or voicemails on my phone. So, our family fun has been falling behind a bit, we haven’t even gotten our Halloween/ Fall pumpkins yet! Shame! Between the playdates, finger painting, baking cookies, making play dough, reading books, running in the park, and learning LOTS of new words, I’m able to get fewer and fewer pictures! Anyways, here is what we’ve been up to–the little moments amid the blur 🙂
And of course…
It was really neat to see an ultra sound this early, we only had one with Caidoc at 20 weeks. Of course, the betting as already started, Husband thinks it’s a girl and I’m CONVINCED it’s a boy… I was wrong last time though…Anyways, what’s your guess?
I’m pretty sure Down with the Sickness is a song title, but maybe I’m just making that up since it sounds cool. You know what’s NOT cool? Pregnancy causing loads of fatigue, morning sickness, tender boobs, bloating, and THEN your toddler get’s sick. Yay…
I suppose I have no one to blame but myself for at least ONE of those things 😉 but I should probably be held responsible for poor peanut getting sick too. Last week, I said to myself, “Self, you are going to be a super outgoing mom this week and have lots of play dates and get your only child all socialized up.” Stupid self. Now, I don’t regret those play dates, I felt so brave venturing out everyday even though I felt like poop. Caidoc had a wonderful time as well. Of course now he is sick because his stupid mom probably got in over her head with all her grand ideas of “socializing” and “being adventuresome” , well I learned my lesson. Ugh.
Caidoc doesn’t handle being sick well. Some babies start to sleep lots when they are sick, Caidoc stops sleeping altogether. He also becomes a whining, begging, irritable tyrant. No joke, he puts some medieval kings to shame. Due to his general unpleasantness, Husband and I both slowly become worn down and start to resemble the zombies from Walking Dead (um, anyone else excited for Sunday?!?) and when I say resemble, I mean we look and act exactly like the zombies from Walking Dead except we turn into nose rags for Caidoc constantly dripping nose. Needless to say, we don’t handle Caidoc getting sick very well either. The weekend just got exponentially more dfficult with our dryer crapping out of us, right when I had a mountain of laundry to do, and Chris needed clean clothes for his business trip. I’m hoping it gets fixed soon since that mountain is now slowly spreading into a vast range across our room.
Our weekend plans got hijacked since Caidoc was so miserable, which included me running a 5k race I was SUPER excited for. It’s probably for the best, now that I look back, since we are STILL recovering from sleep depravation. Anyways, despite all my whining (wonder where Caidoc get’s it from? Yeah, me neither) we did have a couple cool things happen this weekend.
First off, we went to the circus! YAY! It was super duper cool. We only got to stay for half since thats when Caidoc really started melting down and I was already pretty sure he was coming down with something. Nevertheless, Caidoc got to see elephants which, made it all worth it 😉
Second, we stopped by, kinda on accident, a JBF consignment sale for baby stuff and mom stuff and IT. WAS. AWESOME. I got some books, and some sweaters for Caidoc and *ahem* a $7.50 highchair for Caidoc. WOOT! Can you say STEAL?! Anyways, I’m hooked on them. For anyone that’s wondering, there is another one happening in Puyallup on the 18th and I highly suggest checking it out.
This morning, to help cope with the sicky lil dude, I ran to the store to pick up some fresh raw garlic to make a salve. It turned out great and I’m already seeing results with Caidoc. Love it. Here’s the link to the recipe I used. I also just love this blog in general. She’s a kindred spirit, I can tell…and not just because she refers to her child as “hobbit” :). The only alteration I made to the recipe was to add about five extra drops of lavender–that garlic is potent. Caidoc now just smells like stadium garlic fries to me *YUM*, but I’m sure that will get old soon.
I’m also going to make this stuff, because I think it will keep lil dude entertained. Well, it better since taking him outside or trying to do much of anything with him results in fits and crying. *sigh* Can’t wait to have my normal Caidoc back especially since Husband is going out of town and I become a totally wimp without him.
Well, that’s all for now, have a good week and wash your hands!