First off I must apologize for my lack of "blogging" these past few months...At one time I was a very faithful blogger, but once my website was up and running that seemed to take me away from posting regularly. I know that a few of you still read my blog as you've emailed me numerous times and told me that it was "time to update" LOL.
Any whoo, I'm posting today. I have a few layouts that I want to share, but I'll post those in another post at another time.
Well, we carved our pumpkin finally this past Thursday evening (28th). I hated waiting so long to do it, but with sharing custody and the 80+ degree weather that we've been having, I had to wait until Garrett was home, and still have time to enjoy the carved pumpkin without it rotting due to the extrememly warm weather that we've been having.
On Friday night we went to Arnette Park with a few friends for the Haunted Hayride / Haunted Trail/ and the Haunted House...This is something that we do every year, but unfortunately due to Shawns work schedule this weekend, he was unable to go along with us. This was a rather new experience for us as we've done this every year for as long as I can remember, but Garretts friends had not....his friend Nick opted out at the last minute to not participate, so his mom had to stay behind with him while the three of us (me, Garrett & Libby) did the haunted hayride....then halfway through the haunted trail, Libby about had a panic attack and was done with the trail...it was an ordeal trying to get to the end without her bursting out into complete tears. She really was THAT afraid! So, needless to say, none of us went into the Haunted House. I know Garrett really wanted to go, but he was quite the gentleman, and wouldn't go because he knew Libby was too afraid, and he said that it was ok if we just went home....so we met up with Libbys mom and brother and headed home...
Saturday - Trick or Treating
Again Shawn was working, so we opted to go trick or treating with Jenna, Libby & Nick. This is where Garrett claims his Halloween was ruined. Poor Kid. Originally we were going to his Dads house, and his dad was going to go trick or treating with us, but Garrett said (on Friday) that he wanted to go with Libby & Nick instead. But on Saturday he had changed his mind and wanted to go with his dad instead, and I cannot recall(honest)him telling me this AT ALL! I did run him by his Dads house though, so he could see him in his costume. Strike one, miscommunication.
We usually go to the Trunk or Treat, but once we got in the car and "tried" to make our way there, we realized that it was going to be a complete nightmare just trying to get there, so we turned around and headed back to our friends' house. Strike two for Mommy! Then he was soooo wound up, and excited about trick or treating that he just about came out of his costume. The same costume that took me several hours to make was coming undone in no time at all...of course he was cute about the whole thing. I kept saying Garrett, you're falling apart, and his response was "but Mom, that's what mummies do". Too cute I tell ya. We might have walked around the neighborhood about 25 minutes or so until Garrett decided that he had had enough. Appartently Nick was getting on Garretts nerves somehow (still not a clear answer on that one), and he really wanted to go see his dad, so we said our goodbyes and made our way back to the car...Lots and lots of compliments about his costume, that was completely off his body by the time we made it back to the car. We went home, he took a bath, and I took him to visit with his dad for a bit. He was sad. His Halloween was not turning out how he had planned it. Can't say that I blame him. Halloween is supposed to be one of the many highlights of ones childhood...
And then finally, after we got home and settled in for the evening. This is what happend. Isn't he adorable??
Sunday - Halloween Day
Well, all of the trick or treating festivites were last night, but the mall was actually doing a little something for the kids today, and since Shawn was working (yet again) and had not seen Garrett in his costume, other than by a picture or two, I decided to take Garrett...of course by the time we got there, they were already about out of candy, but that's ok, as we went there mainly to see Shawn. He was able to get a few pieces of candy, lots and lots of compliments, and actually got to play the part....leg dragging, moaning, and arm raised outward. Too, too cute.