Jaded Optimist

Mothering, making, and generally blathering on

Catching up…and then falling behind again November 6, 2008

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 9:35 pm

We are headed to chilly Minnesota this weekend to visit friends and dear old Macalester. Clearing off the card before we head out, and see that our Halloween pics are as yet unshared.

C as promised was an angel. She refused to wear the feather wings, and said the halo was “too poky”. Hence, the butterfly wings and a quickly improvised halo made out of pipe cleaners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M was a peapod, but only for some pictures. She didn’t like having her legs constrained and no way would she fit in the sling for trick or treating like this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If only C had been a princess, then we would have princess and the pea pictures. Sigh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, C then insisted on doing her own makeup. Who knew that “angel” was a costume requiring make-up? (Well, if you read the earlier post, of course, you did.) I guess this is undercover angel, complete with camouflage?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trick or treating went well, M slept and we were with some friends, and the candy bowl I left on our porch wasn’t completely empty when we returned. We also discovered the street that will forever more be referred to as “full size” street, if you know what I mean. C does not seem all that into Halloween candy though—she requested on tiny bag of peanut M&M’s that night, but didn’t even finish them. Since then she has just requested one bag of gummy fruit treats. Which is good, because I have picked through her candy thoroughly 😉

C went voting with me on Tuesday and was excited to go out to dinner and watch the returns coming in—she was big in favor of Obama. I watched the rest of the results by myself in the kitchen as the girls slept, while G attended a “Drinking Liberally” celebration party downtown. One of us might have had more fun (although not the next day when that one was all hung over!) but all of us are feeling giddy with excitement and hope.

We will be away for M’s 7 month birthday, and I can’t justify packing the birthday cat in the checked luggage just for the picture, so unless I get one tomorrow before we leave around 8 am (ha ha ha) the picture will have to be a few days late. M is doing some serious sitting now, passes toys from hand to hand, reaches and scrapes toys towards herself, and has even made some forward progress using the “butt scootch” method. I don’t remember C playing by herself at this age, but M will play for a pretty long time if I set her up with some good toys. 

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