Halloween

If ever one needed to make a case for nostalgia, these three books are hard to beat. 1.  There's a Nightmare in My Closet I remember reading this book as a child, and after searching (and searching AND SEARCHING) for something to calm fearful little Pax, I came across this old favorite again.  From the desperately brave stance of a boy making a...
I love pretend play and dress-up, but I'm not a big Halloween fan.  I mean sure...if babies are involved, I'm ALL in.  I dressed R up as a bee, and remember Pax the chicken?  Yeah - that's my kind of Halloween dress-up.  But as soon as they get old enough to form their own opinions, I find myself trying...

Ready For Halloween Weekend?

We are not.  I had to keep R from school today (and he missed his field trip...on a bus) and we're still just all feeling off.  By the time the cold/flu/whatever circles through all of us...someone catches something new.  I am going insane. But whatever.  It'll be fine.  Halloween is not a big deal here, ever since Raines informed me...
Getting all geared up for Halloween?  Denver Mamas, I'll be thinking of you this weekend, and I hope you're heading over to Old South Gaylord St.  My fav. Um.  It does get kinda crazy, though.  A little secret?  I have beer in that cup.  (Shhh...we kept it stashed in the trunk.) We were accosted by parents the entire time, wondering...
Wahahahahah. . . in the spirit of the season, we thought we’d jump on board with the Rookie Moms Halloween Carnival. The Moms challenged other bloggers to come up with costume ideas that would re-use items they already own or make use of items that could easily be re-purposed.
Not all kiddos like scary, but if yours does....we have some books for you!  The books below are just scary enough to capture a kiddo's attention, without going too far over the edge. And the illustrations in these books?  OH MAMA.  Crazy-amazing.   1.  Guess What, by Mem Fox and Vivienne Goodman R has loved this book for well over a year (He's 3.5 now)....
We are attending a wedding this weekend in beautiful Cambria, Califonia.  And the rehearsal dinner.  The catch?  The rehearsal dinner must be in costume.  We are also flying to this wedding, so the costumes must be easy to pack.  After much deliberation, we settled on a Harry Potter theme.  Mike is Harry, I'm going as Hermione, and the little...
Babies don't make very good trick-or-treaters.  They fall asleep just as you'd want to start out, they don't walk by themselves, and unless it's freezing, they have NO interest in wearing the cute hood/footies/mittens that come with their costume...but on the upside, they will most likely be ready to do the circuit at 2AM, should you really hate your neighbors.  Nonetheless, last year I bought...
Let me go out on a limb and say that most of us are going to leave the “naughty nurse” costumes in the back of the closet this year.  Which is really too bad for those of us who are breastfeeding...we certainly have the boobs to pull it off, if not the stomach, butt, or desire.  Ah, well.  Such...