For the hubby’s birthday we wandered down to our favorite dessert joint to peruse the selection. Jude and I were licking our lips at all the possibilities, and we ended up landing on the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. It is as amazing as it sounds, and if you are ever in our neck of the woods you have to check this place out.
or… 27 years ago today the hubby turned five!
Happy Birthday Superman, we are so very lucky to have you.
Angela and Jude
This little skeleton was feeling so icky yesterday he never even got out of our bed.
The plan was to get on his lion costume and head to the zoo in the morning, then trick or treat with his neighborhood buddies in the evening. Broke my heart because he has been so excited for “How wee ween”. When he woke from his nap, he started crying when he saw all the kids trick-or-treating below. I know this is the first of many disappointments (hopefully not too many) and it is really hard to see as a parent.
On the bright side he did perk up after his first cup of hot chocolate and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and he is almost back to normal today.
Halloween 2010…it seems like yesterday. Now he is choosing his costume (and then changing his mind every five minutes). I guess I have passed on the indecisiveness gene.
Happy Halloween - or as Jude says, “Happy How Wee Ween”!
A while back I posted about our new book obsession. BabyLit recently added a couple of books to their collection, Dracula and A Christmas Carol. I had to get them both to celebrate the upcoming holidays, because I’m cheesy like that. I gave the little guy Dracula last week and I am happy to report it is another success!
Family fun at the Pumpkin Patch.
The little guy had the time of his life running around the farm attempting to pick up heavy pumpkins and playing the drums on the giant ones. After we took the cheesy yet necessary “face in the cut out” photo, he ended up finding a little pumpkin that was just right.
A picture from our walk tonight. I know I have been complaining about how hot it has been, but it really makes for a beautiful evening.
crap crafts. I got this idea the other day from like-strawberrywine. She was working on a similar project with her daughters and I thought it was a fun DIY.
I had a small canvas lying around, so after we painted it black and let that dry, we dipped Jude’s feet in white paint and pressed them to the canvas. The eyes and mouths are drawn on with a black Sharpie and voila! Sentimental ghost art we can pull out every Halloween. The best part? Jude is very proud of it. If he’s not carrying the picture around the house, he’s pointing at it and saying, “BOO!”
I have been in desperate need of mommy time lately and was lucky enough to have my mom volunteer to take the little guy for a couple of nights last week. Let me tell you, when you are used to having your child around 24/7, you tend to feel a little naked when they’re gone.
The first night hubby and I went for some delicious ramen. When we got home I said to the him, “I keep wanting to go into Jude’s room and turn his lamp on.” Half an hour later I walked by the room to see a mysterious light emitting from within. I realized I had actually walked in there like I was possessed and turned the lamp on without even thinking about it. Yeah, time for a break.
After having one of the most restful nights of my life I got up to see it was cloudy out. Major score considering it has been WAY too hot and sunny for my liking this time of the year. I dusted off the rain boots and wandered down to Extraordinary Desserts to have a double cappuccino and strawberry/raspberry coffee cake. I stayed there as long as I wanted reading My Uncle Oswald, by Roald Dahl. After that I headed to one of my neighborhood boutiques where my “put a bird on it” obsession got the better of me and I picked up this adorable bud vase. Once it was wrapped I walked home in the rain to sip on some tea and do some more reading.
I won’t bore you with the rest of the details, but my mommy time was glorious. Even when I was cleaning like a mad woman I was enjoying myself. I missed Jude like crazy, but my alone time has restored my depleted patience level and because of that, I am feeling like a better mom.
Sharing this in case any of you were thinking “Man, I really need to be a sexy hamburger for Halloween”. You’re welcome.
Seriously though, this Halloween costume thing has really gone off the rails.
Wearing yellow for one amazing mama! @mamamusement #stickittosarcoma (Taken with Instagram)
Our weekend in pictures-
Friday was not nearly as warm as it has been lately, so week decided to head to Balboa Park to wander around for a while. The ficus trees that are hidden throughout the park are pretty amazing and the little guy loved to climb around on the roots. And a morning at Balboa is never complete without a visit to the Model Railroad Museum. I know I have mentioned it before, but Jude lives for that place.
Saturday we went to the farmer’s market and picked up some tiny pumpkins that I got crafty with during nap time. (Tip: don’t paint pumpkins after consuming copious amounts of coffee). That got me in the Halloween spirit so I spookified our place for the holiday.
Sunday we had some much needed family time, which included a stroll to the train station. We are so much happier when the hubby is home!
Hope everyone is having a lovely day!
“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” - Denis Waitly
If you gave birth to a son, you can rightfully join your husband for guy’s night… well, maybe not really. But, a recent study shows that mothers who had boys carry traces of male DNA in their brain, like, forever.
The good news is this new DNA may help fight off Alzheimer’s. So far, scientists and researchers haven’t yet found any negative effects, aside from an increased urge to make fart jokes.