Simon's first Halloween (that's how he rolls)

posted by Jeff | Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:22 PM | comments: 0

This weekend was marked less by Simon's first exposure to the strange customs of Halloween, and more by the fact that he has figured out how to roll front to back, and back to front. Sort of. The truth is that he's still a little stubborn about doing it in both directions. Like a NASCAR driver, he only turns left. But still, it's a very exciting step for him.

It was a long day, and he didn't really do any napping. We went back to the apartment to turn in our keys, then went for pizza at Zeek's. It's way too expensive, but it is delicious for sure. Then we went to Target for some essentials and a few new toys, since Simon seems to be getting bored with some of the items he has (we'll turn over the old ones to consignment, charity or garage sale).

By the time we got home in the afternoon, he wouldn't really nap, so we got him up and Diana put him in a Tigger costume, which he didn't entirely object to. I swear, we've got one cute kid. With his personality forming, he just gets more cute every day.

Unfortunately, it hasn't been all puppies and rainbows lately with him, because the constant teething has made him needy on and off. Combine that with his lack of sleep today, and he was just miserable for the last few hours he was up. It took three or four attempts to get him to sleep. Sometimes it's hard to remember that he's just hurting and wants the comfort of his parents. I hate to see our little guy so unhappy. I don't know what I'd do if he was like that all of the time.

It's so crazy to see how things change. Two years ago on Facebook, I'd see mostly pictures of friends getting liquored up at parties, now I see all of our friends torturing their own children with silly costumes the way we did, and I think it's cute. Is this really our life? It sure is, and I don't really mind it, because I've got a darling child and an excellent partner to raise him. I can't emphasize enough how thankful I am for that.

So of course, here are a few shots of our little Tigger...


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