Oh right... and little d has taken to routinely NOT sleeping between the hours of 2am-7am. Sometimes he chooses to wake up for 2 hours, sometimes for 3, and when I am lucky he sleeps through that entire time but it is terrifying going to bed and not knowing when someone will wake me up... yes, I am a control freak. So sue me. One child just may do me in. Or our kids will be like 5 years apart :)
There you have my excuse for being about 2000 photos behind in my blogging this week. And on that note, I bring you: All Hollow's Eve with my little giraffe...
We've been "practicing" playing with the jack-o-lanterns for pretty much the whole month (mostly "slam-dunking" plastic balls in there, which he would then carry around the house) so he was a pro at holding his pumpkin and putting things in them... especially because after his first taste of lollipop at our ward party last week, that was the first thing he reached for and it lasted us most of the first hour.
Even though he was mistaken for a girl more than once [I guess we'll have to make next year's costume less gender neutral!], he smiled and waved and signed "thank you's" to everyone who cared to watch. And at the end of the night when we found a huge group of neighbors clustered together, he made a beeline not for their candy, but for their adorable dogs, petting their ears and eagerly saying "oo do it! oo do it!" [I usually pet Kevs whenever he gets brave and goes outside, telling him "you can do it!"]
I'll give you a hint of his reward at the end of the night:
Great work, bug! Can't wait to try again with Mr. D [heck, maybe we'll theme the whole family!] next year!