Motherhood Monday {a perfectly imperfect Halloween}

Some times I do really well with capturing memories, and some times I just suck.  Although this was Asher Wade’s second Halloween, it was his first experience with trick-or-treating, so it felt like one of those important moments in parenting.  Do you ever build something up so much in your head, and then it just does not go as planned and you feel a little let down?  I’m notorious for building up holidays, special events, fun outings, etc., and then I get all bummed out when they don’t go as planned.  Usually it’s because #toddlerAW is not in the mood or because someone gets sick or simply because we have too much other stuff going on.  Maybe it’s just because I want everything to be perfect, which is kind of an unrealistic expectation in general, let alone when a toddler is thrown in to the mix.

I had good intentions on Friday, but thanks to horrible traffic coming home, AW not having an afternoon nap and being somewhat cranky, not having dinner planned and then the simple fact that we were exhausted after a long week, we made it to maybe 7 houses before AW went in to tantrum mode (because he couldn’t go inside of people’s houses…) and we decided that it just wasn’t worth it.  It was kind of a bust, but you know what, there’s always next year:-)  For what it’s worth, Asher Wade looked ridiculously cute and although he was pretty worn out from the busy day (and minimal nap time), he enjoyed the whole trick-or-treat thing, especially once he realized that he collected candy every time he went to a front door (just couldn’t understand why he couldn’t go in and make himself at home).  This child is definitely a candy nut like his mama.  Even though the night didn’t go like I had envisioned, we had fun laughing and spending time together as a family, and that’s all that really matters, right?  I did manage to get a few weak shots on the ole’ iPhone….

I mean...that face says it all.  Getting candy is awesome!

I mean…that face says it all. Getting candy is awesome!

A few other snippets from the weekend…

November 1st means red cups and peppermint mocha's at Starbucks and 24/7 Christmas music.

November 1st means red cups and peppermint mocha’s at Starbucks and 24/7 Christmas music.

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This child loves his doggies

This child loves his doggies

This is at 5:30 IN THE MORNING on Sunday.  This time change is for the birds...

This is at 5:30 IN THE MORNING on Sunday. This time change is for the birds…

Since it was pretty chilly, we spent  a lot of the weekend in our pj’s, which was nice for a change.  Matt was in Oxford with some buddies for the Auburn/Ole Miss game, and hanging around the house seemed like a good idea since I was on my own.  We did lots of puzzles, read lots of books, made cookies, ate cookies in bed while watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates, snuggled a lot, and made a few Starbucks runs.  It.was.perfect.

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