Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birthday, Anniversary and Halloween

This past week has been a celebratory one for us, as it is every year.

The 27th was Hunter's second birthday. Mommy can't believe he's 2 already! He is eager to inform you of that every time you ask him how old he is, also.

Since we don't really have any friends here in AZ, we just had an intimate party. I made pasta, because that causes little frustration during mealtime in trying to get him to eat. He doesn't like meat and we always have to bribe him with vegetables (I know, crazy) to eat his meat, so I made pasta and veggies since it's the closest thing to what his "favorite" meal may be.

After dinner, we webcammed with my family so they got to sing happy birthday to him and watch him blow out candles. They also got to see him open his presents, too.

I, unfortunately, don't have any pictures of presents or candles, because I was helping him with it, and Greg was recording. He did have fun though. He just couldn't figure out why he'd open a toy and then we would take it away from him and hand him something else. He just wanted to play with the first toy!

The 28th was Greg and my 4th wedding anniversary. More surprising than my baby turning two, I canNOT believe it's been 4 years that we've been married. It has definitely flown by, but I am so thankful for every day. We didn't do anything for the actual day, but we will be going out on a date next week to celebrate. It's been months since our last date, and I'm super excited to get a babysitter and go!

On the 29th, we decorated our pumpkins. We stripped the little guy down to his diaper, gave him some paint, a couple brushes, and a pumpkin, and let him go wild! He LOVED it! He was so proud of his masterpiece when he was finished. And for whatever reason, this child HATES having anything on his hands. (When he helps me cook, he can't accept the fact that he's going to get food on his hands, and can't go on with helping until I clean it up.) Anyway, I thought the paint would be interesting, but he didn't mind it too much. He definitely noticed it, but just kept painting. I don't think he's ready to do finger painting yet, but it's a start. :) Greg and I each carved a pumpkin. Here is the pumpkin trio on Halloween night. Might is the one on the right, and Greg's is to the left. For Halloween, we dressed Hunter up as a Marine, because we had the camies and what's better than free? Also, Nana Wehrman made a matching hat (or should I say "cover") that topped of the ensemble (no pun intended) perfectly. While at the dollar store looking for face paint, I saw a cat costume that I decided to sport for the day. I couldn't pass it up for a buck. Here is Hunter head to toe in his camies, before paint.

Here are the two of us. :)

Our neighborhood had an Oktoberfest, as they called it, that we went to. It was right on the lake in the neighborhood and they had booths set up with different vendors, and games for the kids. The most interesting thing to Hunter, however, was the big stack of hay.

We then, of course, went trick or treating. We brought the camera along since this was really Hunter's first trick or treating experience. The following video is the first house we stopped at. Watch what he does. :)

Now, maybe it's because I'm momma, and I was there, but I am still laughing about this. I just thought it was so sweet. When have we ever rang someone's doorbell and NOT gone inside? :)

After a little trick or treating, I came back to pass out candy. This is the first year we've lived in a house, so really the first year we had trick or treaters. It was so fun. I love the neighborhood we live in and love how family oriented it is. Another first was being able to sit outside and hand out candy because it was 75 degrees outside! Oh, how nice that was!

Once we came inside, we did give Hunter one piece of candy so he could see the fruit of his labor, but he crashed soon after. It was a big few days for a little guy. :)