Friday, December 16, 2016

A Festive Week

We had a very festive week in our house! I've been aiming for us to do one fun Christmas activity each day-even if it is a small one. This week Jack and I have been to see Santa (for the third time this year), We've colored Christmas pictures. We went and looked at Christmas lights twice. We baked Christmas tree cookies. My friends and I went and saw Wynona Judd in concert and had a GREAT time. Tonight we are going to our church for Christmas Around the Block (I've written Christmas A LOT in this post).

Santa gave Jack an elf hat and then Jack HAD to ride the tractor at the mall. 

Jack and I both are wearing all of our holiday sleeping gear. Jack decided he wasn't cute enough so he got into my make-up. I've gotta learn to put it up high.

Us gals had such a great time at the concert. We were in El Dorado and it is stunning at Christmas time. We ate at Laredo Grill and oh my word that food was good. We've decided to go to El Dorado more often. It really was so fun and a nice break for myself. 

Speaking of break for myself, I got myself a new book. I'm sure you have all seen it. It is from the Powersheets lady. I'm thinking about doing them this year. Anyone else? I'm trying to talk a friend into doing them with me. 

I've decided to spend a portion of my weekend making a list to make sure I have my Christmas stuff together. It is sneaking up guys. I shouldn't say sneaking it is running at me full force and I got to get it together. I have two more days of work and one of those is a half day. We have several fun things I want us to do and honestly there is a lot of work that still needs to be done. 

We have a couple fun things planned for this weekend but we are going to have a crazy weather weekend so I don't know how much we will get done. It is suppose to be 70 tomorrow and then storms and then on Sunday it is going to be so darn cold. We might go to church but that will probably be it. Well gals I hope y'all have a fab weekend and get lots accomplished including some fun.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Our Christmas Card

I wanted to take a minute to share with you our Christmas card this year. I love how it turned out! I saw this example on the Vistaprints commercial and knew this was the card for us. The small picture of Jack being naughty is where he put my mom's dentures in his mouth. Oh the adventures I have with this one! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Backing Up Photos with Google Photos

If you are anything like me you have a phone full of photos. I use to be so nervous that something would happen to my phone and I'd lose all my photos. I can't understand the cloud and since I do a lot in Google it just made sense to back my pictures up in Google photos. This summer in a workshop I learned how to do it. Today a co-workers was having issue with viewing her iphone pictures on her computer. Once I showed her how to back up all her phone pictures to Google photos it made making her Christmas photo album so much easier.

Here is a quick how to.

1. Open up the Google Photos app.

2. Click on settings.

3. Tap Back up & sync

4.  Swipe the dot to turn it blue (on).

There you have it! It is super simple and saves me so much time. I hope this gives you some peace of mind. Do you have a photo back up system that works for you?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stocking Stuffer Exchange

I love participating in exchanges because it gives me the opportunity to meet other people, shop for fun items, and also get something in the mail just for me! I love stockings so when I heard about this exchange I quickly signed up. I was partnered with Tori over at Becoming the Wilkinsons

Tori got me so many great things! I waited until I had some quiet time to open my box so I could marvel over each item. Here is one pic of everything all together. Look at all of this!!!!

The first thing I noticed was the cute tissue paper-so festive! Tori included a super adorable card with a sweet message.

I love office supplies and I got some super cute ones! Look guys! They are so cute. My favorite is the polka dot flags. I love that the flags are big. The post its are attached to a cardboard piece that folds out so that they stand upright. I took two of the packages to use at work and one to use at home. 

Next up are some bath bombs that I can't wait to use because I LOVE a bath. I also got two face masks. I've tried this brand before but not the hydrate and detox. I hope to have a mama spa day soon.

There is even more! I got a magnetic to do list, hand cream, lip gloss, and a gigantic Hershey bar. I'm excited to try the hand cream and lip gloss. The cold weather always makes my skin dry, especially, my lips. I've heard great things about these products. I'm hiding this Hershey bar for a time when mama is about to lose it.

Oh these socks! On Friday night I went to my friend Jessica's house and she gave me fuzzy socks to be cozy. I fell in love with them and then I find these in my box. It is fate! I put them on right away and boy are they cozy and cofortable! 

I took this picture right after opening my box. I'm in love with these socks!

Thank you soooooo much Tori for all the amazing gifts!!! You are too amazing! You did such a great job and I loved it all

Monday, December 5, 2016

Little of Everything

Sometimes I just have to get on here and share what is on my mind and what we've been up to. Instead of turning each piece into its own post I'm going to just mash it all up and share a little of everything.

1. We made our gingerbread house on Thursday night. Sometimes this craft can be a little troublesome but Jack enjoys it and we always have fun. We make a huge mess but messes can be cleaned up so I'm learning to just let it go.

2. I went to my friend Jessica's house to watch the new Gilmore Girls. We were only able to watch the first two episodes before we had to get some sleep. The plan was for us to get up the next morning and watch the other two but I ended up having to head home. I'm giving away no spoilers but I just wanted to say that it was very eye opening for me. Rory is 32! Zac has gray hair. It was like seeing myself as compared to how I use to be. We really don't give a lot of thought to how much our lives change in our 20s but to see it from this view was very difficult for me to take in. I felt like I haven't aged that much in these ten years or so but I guess I have because Rory is gorgeous and she looks like a grown woman. Your 20's are such big important years and I never took that in until Friday night. Your 20's turn you into adults. It is hard to convey what I'm thinking on this subject but just know that seeing the GG cast after all this time brought up some throught prevoking stuff-some deep and some lighthearted stuff. 

3. I had an anxiety freak out about Christmas the other day. Christmas is by far my favorite time of year but it can be super stressful for moms. We want to give our children a magical holiday. I also want there to be traditions and memories. Making sure that all the things get done in 25 days can be very difficult. I'm trying to let some things go but it isn't that easy. There are times when being a single parent is super stressful, and this is one of those times. Just to have someone to take some of the load off or at least someone who could let me vent to them would be nice. 

4. Friday the Star From Afar that I ordered arrived. I'd heard about it on Emily's podcast Mom Struggling Well. It comes with a book and this super cute nativity set. You are suppose to read the book and then each night you are suppose to hide the star with the wise men nearby and then you keep moving the star and wise men closer to the manger until Christmas morning when the star and wise men have found Jesus. This year I'm just hiding the star and wise men when I can. Jack has been mostly playing with all the pieces. 

5. I'm prepping for some big changes in my life in 2017. I've hired a life coach and we are going to get started right after the new year. I'm getting ready by doing some soul searching and trying to get clear about the changes that I want to make. I don't want to overwhelm the poor woman by throwing all my problems on her. I want to be very intentional about it all. I'm nervous and also very excited for some changes. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cousin Christmas Craft Day

This morning we had our first annual Cousin Christmas Craft Day. Basically my sister texted me this morning and said "hey we should do some Christmas crafts with the kids". I ran to Wal-Mart and grabbed a few things. I took a plastic tablecloth and covered the coffee table, turned on Christmas music, and put out some snacks.

We decided to make candy cane ornaments using pipe cleaners with red and white beads. It is a super simple craft and is great for toddlers.

We then made Rudolph ornaments with popsicle sticks. I glued the sticks together while they worked on their candy canes. We let them paint the sticks and while those dried we read a few Christmas books. We then let them glue on eyes and we just cut out a circle from red glittery ribbon we had onhand.

Our last project was to make a Christmas tree with their hands. Canvas is really expensive so I found a package of big foam pieces for a lot cheaper and with a lot more pieces.   I just glued on a yellow cardboard star because I can not paint a star at all. You should have seen how many stars I had to draw before I got the one we used. My lack of skills does not stop me from crafting with my kiddo.

We were going to also bake cookies but crafting with those two boys about did us in so we are going to save that for another day.

I started making a Christmas paper chain (it is such a classic) while we were finishing things up. It is going to be a work in progress for awhile. Eventually I'm going to hang it over our large windows in the living room.

It was so fun and I love that it wasn't something planned but I already know that this will be a tradition for years to come. I'm looking forward to Maybree getting a little older and being able to take part as opposed to having to watch from the highchair. Next year I want to put out more intentional snacks and organize things a little more but for something not planned it really was a lot of fun. I love making memories with the kids and giving them something tangible for them to remember our fun day together.

What Christmas crafts are you doing this year?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mall Santa + Christmas on Main Street

Saturday I decided we needed to take our annual trip to see Santa. We didn't have any plans for Saturday so it was perfect. I wanted to go early so we could make it back to watch the Iron Bowl. Santa shows up at 10 am and we made it a little after that. He was smitten with Santa and there were no issues getting him to sit on Santa's lap. This was the first picture they took and it was perfect. 

My mom went with us so while she went and got her hair done, Jack and I went to a small fun space they have in the mall. He slide down that slide over and over. Since no one was in there that early I went down a couple of times myself. He thought it was the funniest thing me going down the slide. He would say 1-2-3 go and I'd push myself off. I'm not one for this type of thing but it was pretty fun. We ate nachos in the food court and then headed home.

Our small town holds a Christmas on Main Street every year so it has been on our calendar for awhile. This was our first year to go since Jack really hadn't been old enough before to enjoy it. Here he is sporting his new shirt I got him. 

Our first stop was Santa. Look at the candy canes they gave out-the M & M filled kind-SCORE! See the train in the background, well Jack couldn't wait to get on it. I've been wanting to take Jack to play on this train for awhile but we don't really go downtown (there isn't much there anymore). So this was a perfect opportunity. He really enjoyed playing on it. Our town is a big train town and so we walked over to the tracks and the other trains so Jack could see it all up close. 

Here he is standing infront of one of the trees to be lite up during the tree lighting ceremony. As you can see I have his backpack leash on him. I actually got a few judgemental comments but like I told them losing Jack or him getting run over would be much worse. Jack is a darter and there were numerous times where that leash was VERY much needed. 

The Junior League painted this back in October and I loved it so I had to snap a picture.

I didn't get any of the pictures of the parade. I was busy making sure Jack didn't run out into the parade. They threw candy so it was hard getting him to stand on the side. I would let him get the candy that came close. Our town is so small that getting plenty of candy wasn't an issue at all. Since our town is so small it was mostly a bunch of tractors and 4-wheelers. There were a few cute floats but for the most part it was simple things. Jack loved it though.

If we would have gotten there at 3 we could have had free cookies and hot chocolate but I knew waiting 2 hours before the parade to start would be too much. We instead got there a little after 4 and then didn't have to stand in line long to see Santa. After the parade was the tree lighting ceremony and then there was a singing with the last song being a community singing of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". It was very cute and small town. 

It was the perfect weekend to start all of our holiday celebrations and seeing Santa twice is always a good thing. When we left the house Jack threw a fit because we turned left and on the day before we had turned right to go see Santa. Kids can be so smart. I'm sure he was thinking "you said we were going to see Santa but we aren't going the same way as before". 

Do you have any fun holiday plans? 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Pictures

I just love Arkansas. On Thanksgiving it has the beauty of fall and comfortable weather. We had the windows open which was nice because the house was cooking with the heat of the oven. As you can tell, we don't rake our five acres. You have also noticed that Jack's shirt had to get changed. He had a shirt like Bennett but the cranberries were too much for the shirt. Since Bennett would only eat deviled eggs and bread he wasn't messy at all. The dress that Maybree has on had to be washed after her only wearing it for 30 minutes. Oh life with kids! Take a look at some cute kids having fall fun.

During my Thanksgiving break I was able to do so much. I'm extremly proud of myself. I'm recovering from gallbladder surgery but have recovered so well. The Christmas decor is out, Christmas gifts are bought and wrapped, and fun holiday plans have been made. I'm ready for all the festivities. This is the first year where I feel like Jack really gets it. When he sees presents he knows there is something exciting inside. He knows who Santa is and loves seeing all of our Christmas decor. I am actually giddy thinking about Christmas morning. There is nothing like seeing Christmas through the eyes of your child. 

What are you most looking forward to this holiday season? 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Getting Thanksgiving Ready

It has been a whirlwind here this week. Wednesday I had my gallbladder removed and came home from the hospital Thursday. Friday my mom had her elbow replaced and came home from the hospital the next day. Her arm will be in a cast for two weeks. Typically we host the family Thanksgiving but with all the craziness we are just doing a small Thanksgiving with our immediate family. Even with less people and less food it still takes a lot of prep. Since Jack and Bennett are out of school they have been my sidekicks. We've been getting ready for Thanksgiving and also doing some fun Christmas crafts.

I've done the Thanksgiving shopping and only forgot five things so another shopping trip will have to be made. Our menu consists of turkey, dressing, hashbrown casserole, broccoli rice casserole, corn on the cob, rolls, and gravy. For dessert there will be banana pudding, pecan pie, and coconut cream pie.

I bought some cute iron-ons for Jack and Bennett and got those ironed on yesterday. They will only be worn for one day but that is okay because I always enjoy a cute Thanksgiving outfit.

We needed a project to do so after seeing other cute kid made placecards I put the kids to work. We found colorful leaves outside and got some fall colored paint. I let the boys just put paint on however they wanted and then we glued leaves onto the cards. As they dry I am writing the names on the cards. My paint pen isn't doing all that great on the paint so it is going to take a take a few tries to get the names filled in. I'll let the boys place the cards in the right spots on Thursday. 

The plan was to make hand turkeys but I decided to do reindeer instead after seeing cute ones on Pinterest. I think they turned out super cute. I painted the antlers on and the boys glued on the eyes and nose. Once they were dried I hung them both up by the Christmas tree. All of the Christmas decor is out. I'm out all week and decided it would be best to do it now instead of doing it after Thanksgiving. The cold weather that came in got me in the holiday spirit and I am loving having the twinkle of the lights as the house is quiet at night.

I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Week...I'm Thankful for You

There has always been something magical about Thanksgiving week. You can feel the momentum build as this week is rounding the corner. Jack and I are both off this week. My nephew Bennett is going to spend the first part of the week with us since school is out and his parents will be working. I'm excited to have the boys help with the work and have lots of fun with them.

Here is a list of goals for the week:

1. Decorate for Christmas

2. Buy and prep food for Thursday

3. Wrap Christmas gifts

4. Mail off packages for Stocking Stuffer Exchange and Christmas Ornament Exchange

5. Paint hand turkeys with the boys, read Thanksgiving books, watch holiday movies, make Thanksgiving place cards, drink hot chocolate, bake cookies, and write letters to Santa. Big fun people!!!

6. Put together's Jack's Thanksgiving outfit (I bought a cute monogrammed iron on). Hopefully, I won't mess up this one like I did the one for Halloween.

7. Start gathering addresses for Christmas cards. Every year I have to do this...when will I learn to keep this in one spot to use each year????

8. Put together our family Christmas bucket list

9. The Great Toy Purge of 2016 (we gotta make room)

10. Get lots accomplished during this week off work but also have tons of fun with my family. I want to start back to work next week feeling rested and accomplished so I'm ready to tackle the holiday season with joy in my heart.

One amazing thing that I accomplished over the weekend was that I have completed ALL of my Christmas shopping. So very happy to have that out of the way. Buying gifts can be fun but it can also be quite stressful. It is one major Christmas thing out of the way so I can focus on all the fun.

What are your plans for this week?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Renewing My Motherhood Vows

On Friday as I was reading blogs with the tv on in the background I realized that I've been in a negative place for a little while. I'm not sure what it was but the thought flashed on like flipping a switch. Being a single parent is so hard and I'd gotten bogged down by the day to day. Just doing all of the necessities and having a spirited toddler was wearing me down. I hadn't realized that I had stopped having fun. I had found myself more frustrated in motherhood than happy. The worst part of my realization was that when I thought about it I realized the attitudes of the people around me had fallen right into place with how I was feeling. I don't want to be a negative person but I had become one.

In my mid to late twenties all I wanted in the world was a child. I've always loved children and I really wanted one of my own to do all the things kids love. I was going to be super mom and I couldn't wait. As with most things, the idea and the reality were very different. The expectations I set for myself were unattainable.  I'd lost my passion and got caught up in a defeatist attitude.

I've had enough and right in that moment I decided to renew my motherhood vows.

I vow to have fun.
I vow to start letting little things go.
I vow to incorporate Jack into the daily chores instead of trying to keep him away while I work.
I vow to lean into the hard stuff.
I vow to pick my battles and to be okay with losing some.
I vow to make Jack laugh more often.
I vow to be silly.
I vow to roll with the chaos.
I vow to give myself permission to feel down but I vow to get back on track.
I vow to chill out.

Since Friday when I renewed my motherhood vows I've done well. Here is an inside look into some key moments into my renewed relationship with motherhood.

Jack and I went outside and really played instead of me sitting with my face in my phone.

When Jack and Bennett decided they needed chocolate milkshakes I made them and let them help. They loved it.

When Jack asked to have the milkshakes outside I said sure and we all headed outside.

Saturday morning Jack declared he needed a donut. Instead of leaving him with my mom while I went, I bundled him up and we sang thanksgiving songs in the car and I let him pick what donuts he wanted.

I was trying to watch Designated Survivor and Jack kept jumping in my lap because my attention wasn't on him so I paused it and we had a tickle fight.

I almost lost my cool, okay I did a little, when Jack spit his milk all over my bed. I acknowledged my bad temper and let it go.

Jack and Bennett wanted chocolate milk and Bennett kept licking the drippings on the bottle. I told them to open their mouths and I squirted chocolate in their mouths and let them chase it with milk. They thought it was hilarious and I got a big laugh also.

I know I'll fumble and a time will probably come where I'll need to renew my motherhood vows again but that is okay. As long as I'm trying to be the best mother I can be then I can't be that bad.

What would be one of your motherhood vows? 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Saying Goodbye to My Gallbladder

I am currently sitting in a hospital bed with an IV delivering antiobiotics. Two weeks ago I began having this awful pain in my right ribs. I googled and tried many different natural cures for the pain I was having. By that Friday I was feeling okay so I went ahead and traveled to Fayetteville. I was at the tailgate for an hour before I told my friends that I was going to have to uber back to my friend's house because the pain was too unbearable. Monday morning I set up an appointment with my PCP and he conducted a urine and blood test, an x-ray, and an ultrasound. According to the nurse everything was normal so they set me up to have a HIDA scan. I had the scan on Friday and Monday morning the nurse called and said my gallbladder was extremely bad off. I was then at work and the pain was so bad that I decided to go to the ER. The surgeon did some checking and my gallbladder had already gotten infected.

The surgeon said I would need to be admitted and be on antibiotics The gallbladder is scheduled to be taken out on Wednesday and that I could go home on Thursday. This is not the best timing. My mom is getting her elbow replaced this Friday. My book fair is scheduled to arrive Thursday which means I'm going to have to go back to the school over Thanksgiving break and set it up. I'll have to hire some muscle because I'll never be able to pick up super heavy boxes.

I've eaten a few plain noodles and a few crackers this whole weekend so when they brought in my tray I goobled it up. They served baked fish, cubed potatoes, and steamed veggies. Surprisingly, it tasted really good! I may have just been really hungry, either way I was happy to have some real hot food.

I'm trying to find the good in this experience. I'm getting upinteruppted quiet time. I feel it reminds me of Bad Moms when Kristen Bell is talking about how she wants to have a wreck, but just a small one so she is in the hospital for a small amount of time. I'm reading blogs, watching tv, playing on my phone, and taking cat naps.

I'm just excited to have some relief from the pain. The people I've talked to have said that I'm going to feel incredibly better once it is out. I'm ready for that.

I'll keep y'all updated when I can.

I hope y'all have a good week!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Goals

Yeah, I know, it is already November 8 and I'm just now getting around to post my goals for this month. This month has already been so crazy busy that I needed to break up the month (before and after Jack's birthday) before I could really write out some goals. I'm looking forward to a productive month full of fall fun.


1. Write out Thanksgiving menu and give out assignments.

2. Iron on the Thanksgiving graphic for Bennett and Jack's shirt.

3. Get my Secret Pal a birthday gift.

4. Set up and advertise for the school's bookfair.

5. Mail off my ornament to Tayler for the Ornament Exchange.

6. Blog twice a week.

7. Mail my friend Heather a shirt I got for her.

8. Write out my Christmas list.

9. Finish up all of my Christmas shopping for everyone except Jack.

10. Go through Jack's toys and clothes and get them out of the house!

Jack is 4!

Today has been a whirlwind, Our life can be so chaotic and I have to just roll with the punches. Before I get into today's events I will need to backup to Saturday.

My friend Brooke and I went to Fayetteville to visit my college friend Betsy and attend the tailgate with her. We went for a little while Friday night and got up early Saturday morning to go to the Farmer's Market. My right side started hurting really bad. I tried to push through and even went to the tailgate but had to Uber back to my friend's house because I was so uncomfortable. I ended up in her bed until we left Sunday morning at seven. The pain never went away so I suffered through until I could make an appointment.

Monday morning at 2:45 am Jack starts throwing up all in the bed that I share with him. He has never gotten sick like a grown up. He has only ever thrown up two other times in his life. I felt so bad for him. He said "Oh Jack! You made a mess". So the first time I saw him on his birthday he was puking onto me. I quickly got us washed up and pulled the sheets. The mattress was disasterous. He was wide awake at that point so I moved to the couch and he played around me.

After about another hour of sleep I get up and dress for work. Jack is still feeling fine so the plan was for him to go to school and me also. I get to work and was able to call later and make an appointment for after lunch.  I won't go into too much of my awful doctor's appointment but I'll say I know nothing more and I hope to hear from the doctor tomorrow.

I got back into town in just enough time to pick up Jack's cake. My mom fixed Jack's favorite homecooked meal-meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and corn on the cob. It was chaos when I got home. My mom was cooking and Bennett and Jack were running around crazily with a balloon. They got even more wild when they saw me with cake and presents.

The rest of the evening was just WILD! I had to put up the cake because Jack couldn't stay out of it. Bennett had a meltdown because my mom broke the news to him that they were Jack's presents. Jack ended up opening his big gift while everyone was running around getting things ready. Since he had already opened it I decided to get it out of the package so they could play while we finished things up. The fight was on then because the boys kept screaming to each other "you have to share".

Once the food was ready Jack wouldn't sit down to eat and all I ended up getting in him was some of the corn. Bennett kept flipping out because his food kept touching (his mom was the same way as a child). My niece was screaming because she didn't want to be in her highchair. All the adults were spending their time dealing with meltdowns.

The best part was when we sang Happy Birthday to Jack. He was so excited and loved blowing out the candles. He loved having all of the attention. He couldn't sit still long enough to eat much cake and ice cream. He kept running over to his gifts and taking off the paper. I let go of there being a time to open presents where we were all sitting around.

At 6:45 Jack went and crawled into bed with zero promting and went straight to sleep. I hope he was just exhausted and not really getting sick. If you have been around here long then you know that sleep isn't Jack's thing.

Jack had a great time and loved having a day all about him. Here are a few pictures from today's events.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016...I Survived

On Halloween night our very small town comes alive. I like it. I love the community feeling, seeing all the kids dressed up, watching the progression of Jack becoming a big boy, and people watching. We live out in the country so we don't get any trick or treaters. I do miss giving out candy but watching Jack, Bennett, and Maybree trick or treat is too cute.

Our night didn't start out too great. I surely thought we were headed for a disasterous night. My mom, my sister Samantha, my nephew Bennett, my niece Maybree, Jack, and myself decided to get some supper before we headed out to trick or treat. There was only one table of people when we got there and they were already eating. After we sat down three more tables filled up. The waitress was baaaaaaaad. I honestly felt bad for her. After 45 minutes and seeing everyone else get their food I got up and said something. I then noticed the waitress walk over to the counter and get what I am sure was our order and take it to the back. She forgot to take our order to the back! I went up there and asked her and she said no that they have had it. I know it was a lie. We didn't know if we should just wait but we really wanted to head out before it got too dark. Just as we decided to leave they brought our food out so we had to throw it in to go boxes. I wasn't happy that they didn't at least give us a discount. We then felt very rushed and aggitated.

We decided to go to a neighborhood that is in a big circle so we could just park and walk to a few different houses and call it a night. We already had way too much candy even before we left to go trick or treating. We were pretty much going just for the experience.

I'm so proud of Jack! All of our talking and practicing paid off. He walked right up to the door, knocked, said trick or treat, got his candy, and said thank you. He loved it! He would say his thank you and then was anxious to get to the next house. I even stood back and let him do it and he did perfectly. He only got scared once where a house had a person in a full monster costume. He didn't cry but ran behind my legs. All the other scary stuff he laughed at. I think it scared him because he thought it wasn't real but when it moved it made him nervous. Bennett was scared of a few more things but never flipped out. He just wanted to be reassured. We went to about 15 houses and called it a night. We hadn't eaten yet so we were pretty hungry. 

Well tomorrow is November 1 and so another cycle of holidays are ahead of us. I'm excited and anxious to get it all in. I just hope with November comes cooler weather. 

I hope your Halloween night was boo-tastic!