Sunday, November 7, 2010

Halloween and a Birthday

Well, it's been forever since I've written.  Work and life have been crazy.  There is always something to do and not enough time to do it.  So last week was Halloween, all childrens' second favorite holiday to Christmas.  Kamryn picked out her own costume at Target.  She wanted to be Minnie Mouse.  Kyle tried to talk her out of it but she insisted.  It looked cuter on her than it did on the hanger.  Poor little Ava got Kamryn's left over Halloween costume.  She was a little Giraffe and apparently she looked like a little boy because everyone kept saying,"Oh, he looks so cute!"  I didn't even correct them!  Our Halloween night of Trick-Or-Treating started at 6:30 and by 7:30 Ava was DONE and Kamryn had a bag full of candy so we wrapped it up.  We got home and put Ava to bed and let Kamryn eat candy until 8:30.  I kept telling her, "Okay, one more piece" and she would eat one more piece and then try to negotiate some more.  I just let her eat her little heart out until bed time. 
We had another holiday yesterday at our house.  It was Ava's first birthday.  We were going to have her a party with family and a few friends but I had minor surgery about 3 weeks ago and at the time I wasn't sure how I was going to be feeling so we decided to cancel it.  We are going to have her a little party next weekend at Kyle's parents house.  Kamryn and I ended up making her a little birthday cake anyway and we sang happy birthday.  That didn't end well though.  She reached out and grabbed the candle and burned her little finger.  After she calmed down she got to eat some birthday cake and she was all better.  She got some presents that Kamryn has overtaken.  It's amazing how interesting a baby's toy can be for a toddler!!  So overall, I think Ava had a good birthday.  I guess she'll never remember it if she didn't.

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