Archive for October, 2009



2009.10.31-Halloween.01.jpgOh yes, Ian scored the loot this year.  The little monkey went as a dinosaur and he was his usual adorable self.  He had all the neighbors ahhing over his costume and at quite a few scored some extra candy due to his cuteness.  He even got me.

Last year, he didn’t quite get the whole “trick or treat” idea and ended up just saying “please” when he made it to the doors.  This year, he got the saying down and then some.  He would go up, do his “trick or treat” and say thank you.  The completely adorable part was when he added “happy halloween” to his thank yous.  He must have caught me saying it the couple of times I did and he decided to add it on.  There was even a couple of times where he went back to the door so he could tell them “happy halloween”.  Go ahead, imaging a two year old saying “happy halloween” and not think it’s the most adorable thing ever.

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On Thursday, Jesse’s work had its annual trick or treating for the little kids and Ian had a blast there as well.  He scored some loot and it was a good trial run for his costume.  During the walkthrough, I realized I was going to have to do some fabric surgery on his costume so he would stay on him a little better and it also gave him a chance to show it off. He loves the tail, I’m not sure why, but whenever he wears it, he likes to swing his butt around.

Fall Leaves


2009.10.28-JesseIan.07.jpgIt’s that time of the year again and our yard was covered with leaves.  Ian had a blast jumping into the leaves and couldn’t get enough of them.  Jesse even managed to get in on the action and Ian loved it when he swung him around and then dumped him in the leaves.  The two of them were quite cute.

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Greatest Toy Ever!


2009.10.25-Marbles.04.jpgIan is loving LOVING his new marble maze.  This was probably one of the greatest toys we could have given him (to date).  We’re in the process of potty training Ian and one of the systems we’re currently doing is the star reward system. He gets a star for each time he successfully uses the potty and once he gets so many (the number started at 20, but we’ve been raising it each time, but he doesn’t know that), we take him to Toys R Us and he gets to pick out a toy.  This last time, he picked out a marble maze (although I’m sure Jesse influenced him a little since he’s been looking at them lately) and he has been playing it every night this past week.  Seriously, he started school this week (more on that later) and when he gets home, he goes directly into his room and starts playing.  The best part about this – he’ll play on his own!  Call me a bad mama if you want, but the fact that Ian is actually playing on his own, for more than five minutes, is exhilarating.

Now, I’m not saying we don’t play with Ian and his marble maze, because he can’t set the course up himself just yet.  However, Jesse and I have been having fun as well trying out different tracks and seeing what we can do.  Once it’s up though, Ian loves watching all the marbles go through it.

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