I've got a bit of a catch up, tid-bit, random post for you today.
This is really old. Like back on July 20th old.
Elliott woke up from his nap that day and was in a bad mood. Nine times out of ten he wakes up happy, but that one time he's mad, boy howdy watch out (yeah, I just said that).
A little fruit rope snack was all he needed to get in a better mood.
The real reason I wanted to show you these pictures is because of this.
How is it possible that he can go from looking like a 9 year old,
(seriously? Who is this big kid?)
back to a baby in a matter of seconds?
Last Friday, for the first time in my entire life, I saw a scorpion inside. I've seen these suckers at the zoo. I've seen them inside of glass paperweights. I've seen them on nature shows on TV. I have NEVER seen one in any home I have ever lived in. And I've lived in Arizona pretty much my whole life, minus a few months in New Hampshire and a year and a half in Colorado.
It was crawling across the kitchen floor. Spencer spotted it first. I screamed for Michael. He killed it with his shoe. We gave serious thought to moving. We considered burning the house down. I can still feel bugs crawling on me 5 days later.
I made individual baked oatmeal for breakfast the other day. It has applesauce, banana and a little honey for sweetness and egg and milk for protein. I feel like it's healthier than bagels or cold cereal. I am totally grain free, sugar free and dairy free right now so I didn't taste them, but the kids seemed to enjoy it.
Elliott is really loving being the only child when Spencer is at school. It's much harder on us though, because Spencer obviously isn't around to help keep Elliott occupied. It was cool enough to play outside on Monday morning. Elliott's new favorite is giving the neighbor swing a ride at the same time that he is swinging.
We woke up to grey skies, rain and much, much cooler temps on Tuesday. We took Spencer's 5 year 11 month pictures outside.
He's going to be 6 in a month!
This was his idea.
He's way into self- pictures these days.
School pictures were today. This is the all important school picture shirt. Spencer waited until 30 seconds before we left for school to climb through the doggy door to get his forgotten water bottle and got black crud all over the back of it. I'm just crossing my fingers you can't see any of it (mostly on the sleeve part) in the actual pictures.
Elliott and I were having a good time playing in his room this morning.
Then I nicely told him to not take his laundry out of the hamper and throw it on the floor.
Elliott ate his fruit for lunch and then declared he was done. I took him out of his high chair. Then he climbed under the table, which is his favorite place to hang out, and finished his lunch sitting on the floor.
Ginger joined him after a while.
We went to Costco for groceries this afternoon. They have taken down all of the swimsuits and replaced them with Halloween costumes. Spencer has wanted to be Spiderman since November 1st last year so we HAD to buy this.
He wore it all afternoon. It will be worth every penny of the $15 we spent on it.
Elliott is going to be Superman for Halloween, but they didn't have any toddler sized costumes today. He could just be Supercool sunglasses man though since he is finally becoming receptive to wearing sunglasses. He asked me to put these on him about 15 times today. He's also becoming better about keeping hats on. Thank goodness the sun safety brainwashing is starting to work.