I did my annual creating of the widget countdowns last night. There are different ones than what I normally do year to year. There will be no Mitchell Halloween Party this year. Boo hoo. We've been going since 2006 and it will be missed (the party and the countdown). But there is the House Closing countdown. Pretty excited about that. And brand new for this year is the countdown to Elliott's birthday party. His actual birthday is the next day, so just add 1 to that countdown to countdown to the big #1.
I can't believe that today is the second to last day of September. January to May seriously took like 18 months to complete. June to September went by in the blink of an eye. I guess that is the difference between a newborn and an older baby and also a sick baby versus a healthy baby.
At this time last year I was about 23 or 24 weeks pregnant. Elliott would have been just barely viable in the outside world.
This year he's sitting on my bed sucking on apple slices while I get ready.
And his big brother is all up in his face.
At this time last year Spencer got his school picture taken. He was a handsome little barely 4 year old.
This year he is some strange big kid that I don't even recognize.
Seriously. Who gave him permission to be 14 years old?
At this time last year Ginger was a ridiculous dog spending 99.2% of her day sleeping on the furniture.
This year, well, nothing has changed.
I used my gymbucks at Gymboree today. I bought this onesie for Elliott.
And these pants.
Spencer has been wearing the same Halloween shirt for the last 3 years.
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
It's still in his closet and it most likely still fits. I think it's time we get something new for him too. I'd like them to wear their Halloween clothes to a pumpkin patch and we'll take some adorable photos. I envision a cool crisp breeze and spiced cider. In reality it will be 94 degrees and we'll take cold showers after to cool off. Happens every year.
I also bought each of them a dinosaur sweatshirt. Spencer and I are still way into T-rexes. We'll tolerate the pterodactyl and triceratops (not a stegosaurus- thanks for catching that Sherry!) .
Happy Weekend and almost October everybody!