Hey, what’s that? Not a selfie in the Target family bathroom with little ones in tow??? That’s right. I skirted out at 8 pm last night to after getting the kids to bed and was at Target by myself. You’d have thought that was heavenly but when I passed by the toys, I actually sort of missed them. Anyway, here I am, dressed to the NINES, to take a gander at the latest Chip and Jo goodies. Let’s go!
It’s November! Are you listening to Christmas music already? A wait till after Thanksgiving person? A “I’m sick of this debate entirely and don’t give AF what you do?!” person? I get it, all of it. I’m trying to be ahead of the game, at least when it comes to outfitting you for your Christmas party. The things I do for you! This outfit jumped out at me (it’s a jumpsuit, get it? God I’m good.) when I saw it online because red! jumpsuit! that neckline! that lace! those bows on the waist!
Today we’re finally celebrating Halloween with trick-or-treating. There were some power outages, and downed trees due to a recent storm so that part of the day was postponed. I’d also love to sneak away for a date with Steve. We’ll see. Have a good weekend wherever you are, whatever you do! Maybe you’ll even get to eat some pizza wider than your face like Anders.
Lying in bed tonight with Parker and Anders, the daily bedtime routine, and Parker says to me, “why doesn’t my shirt with the thumb holes, like the one you have with the thumb holes, have a pocket like yours?” “I don’t know buddy. That’s silly.” “Yeah, do they think kids don’t need pockets? Kids need pockets. Maybe more than big people need pockets.”
The weather has now just begun to turn. Took longer than usual here in Massachusetts and while I’m not complaining, I’m also looking forward to pulling out the sweaters. Sweaters and jeans, jeans and sweaters, that’s about all I wear all winter long, so I think a few you really love, even if they’re at a bit of a higher price point, end up being well worth it. For me that’s the sweater down below. My purchases are normally more at the H&M price point, but this one will be worn over and over and over again.
Parker said to me recently, “Know what my favorite part of Halloween is? The decorations.” I don’t know if he was remembering that trick-or-treating was a part of the Halloween festivities but nevertheless, I loved his answer and loved the idea that I get to be a huge part in how he remembers his past when he’s an adult. Namely, the celebrations around holidays! (Is Halloween considered a holiday?)
This sweet boy and his habit of pulling my shirt up to sleep directly on my skin. Oh I love him. What are you guys up to? We’re up to Halloween parties! Two this weekend. Do I know what I’m going as? Nope. What are you going to be?
Some weekend reading…
The other day Steve and I, along with the two little ones, were driving to Costco. Black Eyed Peas “I Got a Feeling” came on and Steve said, “What ever happened to this song?!” It had been ages since we’d last listened to it. I was reminded of the giant flashmob that surprised Oprah during her final season to that song. What did she call it? Joy rising? It gave me chills just remembering it. We turned the song up as loud as we could and car-danced all the way there.
I shared this picture on IG the other day with a caption with the new Moms in mind who feel so vulnerable, so emotionally raw, and like they are gripping time by the neck so tightly that their fingers are turning blue. Is that you? Read it here. I was on a Parker’s first field trip at the time–a real one, where we took a bus and everything–and it was so strange, a little bit sad (didn’t I just bring him home from the hospital?), but mostly (truly) happy. Anyway, have a wonderful weekend, friends! It’s going to be a beautiful one here.
Some weekend reading…
We did it! To the White Mountains we went! I forgot the carrier, and and ample snacks, but we saw some fall color and knocked another Northeastern hike off the bucket list. Last Sunday it rained, this Sunday might have been like 48 hours past peak, but it was beautiful nonetheless and the weather was perfect.