Sunday, November 4, 2012

Recent Travels, Halloween and 9 Whole Months







Drew is 9 months old.....WHAT??  Unreal.  Drew was a goldfish for his first Halloween and he just couldn't have been any cuter.  Yes, I'm biased.  Yes, I was a dork and just bought the costume.  I really wanted to make him be a Taco but that meant ME actually MAKING the costume.  Just didn't have time for that.  Anyways, Drew got to wear his costume a couple times.  First, he went to the Halloween party at the Dunes Club.  It was Dad's first weekend alone with him and they made use of fabulous family nearby to help pass the time.  I was in Charlotte with about 18 kids, Melissa & Morgan.  We filled our weekend with the Gymnastics Tour of Champions, the Xtreeme Challenge Ropes Course and AW Shucks Farm.  It really was a fun weekend seeing all the girls outside of the gym.  I'm sure they got a kick out of us (the coaches) doing the ropes course as well.


























Anyways, I don't have pictures of Drew's first halloween party, but I'm sure Aunt Jen does.  Drew had his 9 month appointment on Tuesday (10/30) and handled the shots like a champ.  Just cried for seconds and was over it.  Wednesday, Halloween day, we went over to the Wallace's and enjoyed some fun company, great trick or treaters and a cute goldfish flopping all over the floor.  Not to mention the chili and fabulous desserts.  We snuck out of the party rather early (goldfish go to bed around 7pm on a normal night but Halloween it was extended to 8pm....scary).  I've never heard a goldfish cry as loud as ours did on the way home.....I guess he was pretty mad we had to leave the party early. ;)  The Goldfish costume IS up for grabs next year and we made sure all of our non-baby-having friends were fully aware of that.  No immediate takers.  So far so good for Halloween stories.  
















Since Sassy's birthday was 10/30, she and Papa decided to come to town this weekend.  We enjoyed having them here (extra help is always welcome).  I have come to realize that unless Drew is sleeping, I'm not getting any work done.  When he IS sleeping, I have to choose.....paperwork for the gym, laundry, dishes, cooking, picking up toys, catching up on email, watching tv, resting, or......whatever. You get the point.  I just don't get it all done and that is fine.  So it was nice having Mom and Dad in town to afford David the opportunity to hunt WHILE I was out doing something non-work related.  :) Even if that just means a trip to Walmart or Target.  Bop and July stopped by after Drew's afternoon nap and he really showed off all of his tricks for them.   Mom and Dad left after supper Saturday night and I got IN MY BED (showered and all) at 9:00pm (before changing the clocks....so it was really 8:00pm)!!  Amazing.  AND Drew slept from 7p-7a with the time change.  Yee!  Today we enjoyed lunch with Granny Soo Soo at McAlisters before heading to Bass Pro Shops to see the fish and let David return something.  We did score a great hat for Drew and it will come in handy on some of these chilly days.  Anyways, another month down and this one is already going faster than I like.....



3 comments:

Emily G. said...

cutest goldfish ever!!!

Skylar Apple said...

Oh my! Those 9 month pictures are adorable. He has the cutest pouty face, doesn't he?! :)

Susan Fowler said...

Hey Becca! Loved reading your blog, seeing Drew and all of the Raynors/Fort family! Looking forward to meeting all of the grandsons!! THe pictures are precious! WIshing you and yours a Merry Christmas! Don't know if we will get cards done (again) this year, but wanted y'all to know we are thinking of you! Love, Susan
susfowler@carolina.rr.com