And so it begins…

On Saturday we went to the Mall to have “Breakfast with Santa”. It seems so early to be doing this – but I guess the big day is just 5 weeks away!  We met up with one of Alex’s little friends from school which was fun – especially seeing how they interact.

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The lineup to see Santa after eating was ridiculously long, so after Alex and I did a little shopping, we went back and after two people, Alex got to see the big guy.’

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He asked for batman toys and a real T-Rex. This should be interesting.

Happy Halloween!

It was a dark and rainy night….

To say Alex was excited about Halloween is an understatement. He was sooooo excited – counting down the number of sleeps for the last 2 weeks. All he could talk about was his potential Halloween candy. Yes, this child is obsessed with candy.  Wednesday started out with a black and orange day at school and then some grandparent time after school. I was concerned that Alex was going to fall asleep on the way home since it had been such a long day already, but like any good parent, I jacked him up on some sweets to keep him awake 🙂

After we go home, Alex sat in the front window, watching for trick or treaters. I had to threaten no trick or treating to get him to eat his dinner. So after a few bites of pizza, Alex got into his Dark Knight outfit and we went out.  It literally was a dark and drizzly night as we were still getting some spin off from Hurricane Sandy. Alex would have nothing to do with a coat or hat, but I did get some mitts on him to keep him somewhat warm. We went down the street and back – considering the weather – it was hopping! Lots of little ghosts and goblins out (well actually more like superheros and princesses).

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After we sorted the candy… and did a little taste testing.

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Surprisingly, our batman was in bed by 8:30. Hurrah!

Yesterday we did something new. There is a local farm that raises wild boar and they invite people to come and do a “pumpkin toss”. So you literally recycle your pumpkins by feeding them to the wild boars. It was pretty cool – until we noticed a few had escaped the pen and were wandering the yard… It was a little nerve racking for a few minutes until the owner came out. Turns out, like most wild animals, they are more afraid of you than anything. So she scared them off with a branch and all was good.

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Snow!

Like clockwork, November 1st hit and so did the snow. On the 1st there was just a few flakes here and there. On the 2nd, there were small blasts of flurries. 

Alex, not wanting to wear his winter coat…. decided he needed an umbrella to evade the flakes. 

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This kid cracks me up!