Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oh, What a Week

Hey, everyone! Hope you all had a great week! It's been a crazy one for us. N had his first physical therapy session on Tuesday (for his Torticollis). It went well. The therapist was impressed that N was so young, yet only cried a few times. She gave me lots of things to do with N at home--most of which I've already forgotten. Luckily, we go back this Tuesday.

Around 11AM on Tuesday, B found out he had to head to NY later that afternoon to go help with an applesauce emergency--don't laugh, it's true. It's not beer, but it pays the bills. So B left town until Friday night. Tuesday evening I opened our freezer and water poured out--the freezer was no longer working and all the ice was melting. After saying some choice words in my head, I called my friend Kim who said she'd squeeze as much as possible into her freezer. So I was able to save all the meat. The refrigerator half was still working at that point so I crossed my fingers and decided to wait until Wednesday morning to go refrigerator shopping. Let me just say that refrigerator shopping with a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 month old who should be napping is a good time. But we got our fridge and managed to save most of our refrigerated food. (That half died sometime Wednesday night--the new one arrived Thursday morning.)

Besides our refrigerator drama, it's been a fun week. We had a picnic with our meetup group on Monday. We had dinner at Kim's house on Tuesday night. We had a playdate with one of our friends from the neighborhood on Wednesday. On Friday morning, we met some friends at a really cool park. On Friday night, we had Trunk or Treat with our meetup group. We all met at our neighborhood school, lined the cars up with trunks facing out and the kids got to go trick or treating from trunk to trunk. J refused to put on his costume, but loved all the fun treats. Everyone went all out and he got lots of goodies including fruit snacks, animal crackers, playdough, pencils, stickers, tattoos, bubbles, and his personal favorite, a kazoo. Afterwards, we went to the park next door and had a potluck dinner. B arrived home about halfway through the trick or treating. He and I enjoyed getting some time to socialize with our neighbors.

Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures from the last week including the Fall Festival we went to last Saturday. It was sponsored by our development and was great fun (and FREE) with a petting zoo (J's favorite part), pony rides, bounce houses, and booths with games and trick or treating. I ran into a lot of the moms I know from our neighborhood--so that made it extra fun for me.

The Petting Zoo at the Fall Festival

N and J hanging out after N's bath

A Cool Park

J with the giant pumpkins outside our grocery store

Trunk or Treat

Have a great weekend, everyone! I'll try not to be such a blog slacker next week. I don't know if you noticed a difference or not, but I finally got a new camera--so I have a flash again. Very exciting!
Edited 12/17/08


Lydee said...

cute pics; glad the fridge fiasco wasn't a bigger deal than it was. when I was in college, I foolishly let the fridge die a slow painful death and then tried eating the meat. It was bad...

sophanne said...

Haley- what a great picture of you at the end! You look great. When I first saw that picture of John in the swing I thought the yellow holder thing was his arms. Also when I looked at the see saw picture, i thought he was see sawing over a swimming pool. But- my imagination has been overactive all day. I was sure when we pulled up to Tanger outlets that there would be an amusement park complete with merry go round etc.

Carol said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Melanie said...

your boys are the cutest!!

Heidi Ho said...

Cute pictures! Ya don't know me from Adam, but I linked to your blog thru Lydee's. Just saw the comment about your little one's physical therapy for torticollis. My daughter is going through the same thing. (she's 3.5 months) I just wanted to let you know that I had the same "forget what I'm supposed to do with the physical therapy" moment! I don't know why it is so hard to remember those exercises. Just wanted to say Hi and if you want to compare therapy notes, let me know!

cat said...

I agree about you looking really good in that shot, what's on your shirt?

Kate said...

I'm stuck on wtf who would pass out kazoos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!