Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween & Birthday Festivities

 We were the Beegees! Yep, we're in the wrong order in this pic but it turns out... I have a bad side and you don't get to see it.

 Neighborhood block party, complete with pinata and outdoor movie!

I LOVE this photo. Just about sums up the night. Also explains why I didn't take a ton of photos- I could barely keep up with these boys. 

 I love having a birthday on Halloween. Always a party going on. In addition to a fun block party, I was able to go to dinner with some girlfriends the night before. Then (as if that wasn't enough) my best friend took my kids for the day and Clark and I had a middle-of-the-day date. It was glorious. In addition to the new iPhone I gifted myself, Clark got me something I've always wanted- a deep clean of my bathrooms and kitchen by a maid service!!! I know, I'm living a pretty glamorous life. I can't wait to see my toilets shine...

Pumpkin Carving

Dear Mommy Margaret circa October 2006,

Remember when you dressed up your 2 month old as a possibly racist candy corn? Memory jog here. Well, you also carved him (your TWO month old) a very elaborate Elmo themed pumpkin that year. There was no photographic evidence (this was 2006 remember, did they even have iPhones back then?) but I remember because it was painfully tedious. You spent hours carving that stupid pumpkin. He was so "delighted" that he pooped his diaper and spat up all over himself. Because you know, TWO MONTHS OLD.

You continued the tradition of going overboard each year with Blue's Clues, Dora & Diego and Stormtrooper pumpkins. And every year, you wanted to punch yourself in the face. That's why when I saw these bad boys at Target this year, I grabbed them up. No more near finger amputations, we've had enough of those lately! No more sullen children sitting on the floor begging to "help" carve. No more frustrated parents and late nights crawling into bed with strings of pumpkin dried in your hair.

Unfortunately, Clark didn't get he memo and came home with a pretty cool Scooby Doo stencil that he printed off at work. So this year it was his turn to carve the stupid elaborate character pumpkin that our boys absolutely love and think is magical.

Which reminds me- I miss you, Mommy Margaret circa October 2006. You had so much energy and enthusiasm.

Yours in Mommyhood,

2012 Mommy Margaret with 3 boys and 1 more on way

(Totally kidding. I'm not expecting. But wouldn't that be a good explanation for all this recent laziness?)

Gladden Farms 10k Race

Holy cow, it's November first. Anyone else glad October is over? Halloween felt like it was six weeks long! Let's get get caught up. Last Saturday I ran my first 10k race. It was... hot. Really hot. And I was... slow. Super slow. But I made it through without vomiting, so mission accomplished. There were some adorable kid's races afterwards and an awesome raffle. Clark and I came home with a new visor and some energy shots. Both of which might come in handy for our next 10k race in a few weeks.