I want you to know... I searched EVERYWHERE for a costume for Nathan. I mean it. Every single place I could think of. I only had a few criteria it needed to meet:
1) 0-3 month preferably 2) a boy's costume 3) something he could move around in 4) something he could be held in 5) nothing scary or gross 6) under $10 7) preferably a baby cow. or a pig. or a moose (couldn't you just DIE with him in a moose costume?)
And oddly enough, no one had anything that met all the things I was looking for. Which was a real bummer because I was all set and ready to take millions of pictures.
Instead, I found a snuggly pair of jammies at Target and he wore that. Probably not his first choice, but it was the choice that I had to make. Next year. Next year I will start my search for the baby moose costume much earlier.
We had our friends Clint and Leigh Ann over for pumpkin carving and soup. And those pumpkins...
Turned out amazing! I love how it's amazing, amazing, ehhh, and amazing. The jack-o-lantern in Nathan's pumpkin. We probably should have taken more time carving his.
We had such a great night though. The house was hot, the soup was hot and so the back door was open most of the night (our heating bill is going to be HORRENDOUS with how high we heat it with Nathan here!). We ran out of candy around nine, sadly. And I saw about eight Scream masks with blood running down them and decided all that is wrong with the world had to have some origin with those.
I've loved reading your favorite fall recipes! And I have to tell y'all - I found a pumpkin pie candle at Target the other day (same day I bought the onesie, actually) that seriously makes your house smell like you've been baking all day. Yummishness, over here.
Last week was my beautiful sister's twentieth birthday - SO crazy! She's such a good Auntie Cayce - Nathan just adores her. He lights up whenever she smiles at him. I think someone might need a little chat on how Aunties can only be Aunties and he needs to start flirting with girls his own age. ;)
Well. The N-Tot is down for a nap - which have been going SO much better! He now naps for at least an hour twice a day - YAY! I didn't end up sticking with the cry it out method. It seriously KILLED me to listen to him sob in there and I decided that I need our rocking time just as much as he does! My baby won't be a baby forever...
Anyway. The above paragraph was supposed to be my sign-off, but I got distracted. Can we tell it's getting close to the holidays? I feel like my brain doesn't work quite as well this time of year.
I've been working on a Tootise Pop while writing this and I'm happy to say that it takes 54 licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop.