Friday, November 1, 2013

Humpty Dumpty....Halloween Take 2

I told you to stay tuned for another Halloween update....

It rained on Halloween all day and into the afternoon, but that didn't keep us from having some trick or treat fun! Miles had a fun day at PDO where he went trick or treating with all of his friends. I so wish I could have gone to this, but we only get so many personal days :(. The life of a teacher!

After school, Miles came home to some special visitors....Honey and Meemaw came to Jackson for a visit!

And for Halloween costume number 2....Miles was Humpty Dumpty. My brothers, Brandon and Joe, both wore this costume for Halloween when they were little, so, we opted to continue the tradition. Miles didn't really care for the costume at first. As soon as we put him in it he started saying, "Hay-dis" (hate this) and tugging at the costume. Here's why: Miles likes screen printed shirts. When he has one on, he likes to feel the screen print. Well, this particular time, he had a screen printed shirt underneath his costume. He couldn't feel it, so, we had to give him another shirt to feel. Eventually he forgot about the costume and was his normal self.

Miles got some cool treats from Mimi and Papa.

After we opened gifts at Mimi and Papa's, Miles, Matt, Mimi, and I went trick or treating. We only went to a few houses in Mimi's neighborhood b/c it was so gloomy out.

Once we finished visiting a couple of houses, Honey, Matt, Miles, and I loaded up and headed to Aunt Julie and Uncle Todd's house for a little trick or treating.

Miles enjoyed chasing around Marley, filling up his Elmo bucket, and dumping it out.

Humpty Dumpty did have a "great fall" at Aunt Julie's house, but he wasn't hurt like the real Humpty Dumpty, thank goodness.

And what is a Halloween without Matt being silly. He wanted to partake in the festivities, too!

After our trick or treating, we all came back to Mimi and Papa's house for a yummy baked potato bar and chicken tortilla soup. Despite the gloomy weather, it was a pretty good Halloween.

20 months

I have come to the realization that having a toddler and teaching are two full time jobs. I looked at my blog and figured out that I failed to post a 19 month update. I feel like such a horrible mommy, but I know that Miles appreciates the time I spent with him instead of updating the blog.

With that is time for a monthly update...two months late! :)

Miles is now 20 months. I know, right? Hard to believe that almost 2 years ago God blessed us with this sweet, curious, smart, lovable, funny, amazing little boy. I thank The Lord every day for giving me such a healthy and lively child.

Miles is still 33 1/4" tall and has gained a little weight. He now weighs 29 1/2 pounds.

Here are some of this month's MILEStones:

  • I can count to 3 but it sounds like, "Un...doooo....treeeeee"
  • I can recognize the letters P, T, S, B, E and A.
  • I can identify circles, triangles and a few colors.
  • I still love books.
  • I enjoy dancing.
  • My favorite movie is The Lorax.
  • My favorite tv shows are Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Team Umizoomi, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sesame Street, and Yo Gabba Gabba.
  • I can say a new word this month=khakher (cracker). **SEE VIDEO BELOW**
  • I cry big alligator tears when I don't get my way.
  • I like for Mommy and Daddy to hold me when they are trying to get ready to go somewhere.
  • I can use a fork and spoon when I eat.
  • I am still into everything and anything, especially if I am not supposed to be in it.
  • I love to flush the toilets.
  • I had my first taste of chocolate and LOVED it.
  • I am wearing 3T shirts/tops, and 24 month/2T bottoms/pants.
  • I am still in size 5 diapers.
  • My favorite game is hide and seek with mommy.
  • I am scared of the vacuum cleaner and the dust buster.
  • I like to eat fruit cups, Greek yogurt, lunchables, and anything with cheese.
  • I still only drink milk in the mornings.
  • I can recognize a lot of things and people.

Miles still enjoys anything to do with music, especially when he can make it himself. He loves playing Mimi's piano and Honey's organ.

Miles is a HAM! I wonder where he got it from? :)

He has started to become interested in putting on other people's shoes. His favorite shoes are Daddy's boots, even though he can't walk in them.

This is Miles saying cracker. Sorry it is turned the wrong way. 

This video shows Miles' adventurous side. He may be afraid of the vacuum cleaner, but that is about it. He was running on my parents' pool cover. I guess he figured since he can't swim in it, he will run around on it.