On Halloween, we went to the beach, which was totally deserted, to watch the sunset. I guess that is not a big Halloween thing to do. The light was golden and the air was crisp, two of my favorite things. The beach in the fall/winter is spectacular. I highly suggest visiting as often as you can.
I have always been a last minute Halloween-er and this year was no exception. That meant that the hubs and I were without costumes but our Wolf in sheep's clothing and our little Astronaut turned out pretty dang cute! We spent the day hanging out at home while the boys took their back-to-back naps and then we stopped by the beach to watch the sun go down. That night we went to my parents for chili and some trick-or-treating. We pulled them around in a wagon (mostly because I forgot River's shoes) but it all turned out great. River loved that he was getting "presents" at each door. As a plus, I usually got him to give a "Thank You. Bye!" to each stranger and I will take that as a win. I am currently taking full advantage of the fact that he doesn't know what candy is so I hid his bucket of goodies when we got back. Luckily grandpa snuck him a few M&M's which made his night.
If you are anything like your mother, River my dear, you will always return to your dark master, the cocoa bean. (A little Seinfeld reference)
River is the coolest. He is curious and sweet. He is tart and sassy.
He loves to laugh, read books, dig in the dirt, curl up on the stairs, somersault, run through the neighborhood, ride in the carseat and most importantly, play with his cars.
He counts to 11, well, 20 if you say 12, 16 and 17 for him.
He knows his colors and talks about things according to their color almost obsessively.
He can be whiny when he doesn't quite know what he wants.
He adores his family, those close to him and strangers for that matter.
He recites the lyrics from his lullaby, Moon River but only when he accompanies it with bashful giggles.
I believe he is on the cusp of throwing some tantrums. He has started fake crying but can't quite manage the real deal tears. Not quite sure how we will all fare once that stage begins. I guess with all the positives of this stage we will have to take some hits. I will remain cautiously excited for his growth and change this year. This kid has got my heart...and maybe my number.