Sunday, November 14, 2010
Levi was missed in the last two posts. No, he didn't get a costume. I barely had time to dress up the big kids since we had just gotten back from Santa Fe and Christian was suffering the effects of too much amazing Mexican food. But, Little Man has been growing like crazy lately!! I remember loving the 15 month to 2 yr stage with the other kids, too. Last week he took 3 naps that were 5 or 6 hours long. One day he fell asleep eating his lunch and woke up at 6:30 in time to snag the slice of pizza out of Christian's hand and start chomping. He has taken to wearing his brother's and sister's (!) shoes, dancing on the kitchen table, and playing golf and chess (just kidding). He is learning new words every day...my favorite new word is "PURPLE", about which he is passionate.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
We arrived home from a weekend in Santa Fe (see below post) just in time for knocking on doors and getting candy. The tradition is a little different here...you spend about 10 minutes at each house visiting. A lot of times there is hot chocolate or buttered rum or spiced cider for the parents...we only went to 10 houses or so, but it took forever! Priya made a smiley, rosy-cheeked Raggedy Ann...and Silas chose being a cowboy over a candy corn (the last minute options I gave him). Christian wasn't feeling well (too much yummy Mexican food?) So he and Levi stayed with the candy bowl at our house.
Last weekend, we drove down to Santa Fe to celebrate our 8th Anniversary. We spent two nights away from the kids, who were happy and safe with Christian's parents. We left Friday afternoon got a haircut in Creede, bought some grapes in Southfork, and saw the pictured CRAZY handmade house in La Jara complete with folk religion signs...and arrived in time for some killer sushi in Santa Fe. Saturday we went up in the hills (I ran 5 miles and Christian hiked some). We cleaned up and then walked all around downtown all day including the artist's and farmer's markets and then ate some killer Mexican food (fish tacos and mango Margarita and more chips and salsa than I'd like to admit). We did some shopping at the highly recommended Trader Joe's; and hit the road to come home. What a refreshing time. We arrived home in time for some quick costuming and trick-or-treating (see above post).