The month started with Halloween. Although you were physically present for Halloween last year, his is kind of your first official one as you were able to go Trick or Treating. You got your first taste of it as we went to the ZooBoo! We walked through the zoo and there were lots of volunteers dressed up and companies handing out treats. You had a death grip on your pumpkin and wouldn’t let go of it for anything. Then on actual Halloween, you and sister dressed up as the cutest Micky and Minnie Mouse there ever was. (side note: your hat arrived in the mail that day–even though I had ordered it two weeks prior, made me sweat a bit!). At first, you were a little unsure of what to do, but big sister showed you ropes and you got the hang of ‘Trick or Treat’ and ‘Tank ow’ after a couple houses. Originally, the plan was to go around the block and drop you off with Daddy, however, as we were cutting through the yard, you were yelling ‘No home, no daddy’. We got in the house and you continued to throw a tantrum so we put on your boots (it was drizzly and everyone’s shoes were soaking!) and you came back out with Mommy and Lexi to continue trick or treating. You had the time of your life! You were so polite saying ‘Thank you’ after each house and loved the candy. You also really loved jumping off everyone’s steps. You would say ‘jump’ and then step down one foot at a time and giggle.
November was unseasonably warm (like 70 degrees several days!). We had lots of fun playing cars, having bonfires and even a picnic in the backyard in bare feet. So crazy not to need shoes or even a winter jacket.
One of the weekends, Grandma and Papa took Lexi to the cabin so it was just you mommy and daddy here for the weekend. You were lost without your partner in crime, but were extremely cuddly. Daddy and I weren’t feeling the greatest so we spent a lot of time on the couch and you would just climb up and snuggle in and stay there with us for 20-30 minutes. You’ve always been a little snuggler, but this weekend it was even more so and this mama ate it up.
Contrary to being super snuggly, you’re also pretty naughty. You regularly raise your voice and yell ‘No Mommy’ and swat your hand at me while stomping your feet. This usually lands you in a time out but it happens way to frequently in my opinion. There is lots of hitting and stomping that comes from that little body of yours and we need to teach out that it isn’t ok.
You’re very independent and want to do things on your own. When you do accomplish something your face lights up and yell ‘I did it!’ This happens when you turn off a light switch, take your shoe or sock off, stick two legos together, put toys away etc…
I mention this every month but your talking continues to improve. You are stringing more and more words together. ‘I did it’ ‘Com-on mama’ ‘i wuv you mama’ ‘no jammies’ ‘I do it’ ‘no da oder one’
Cars, trucks, planes are by far your favorite toys to play with and is pretty much the only thing you play with at school. Near the end of the month, it snowed a little and you loved playing in the snow and eating it. You like to dance and essentially just stomp one foot (i need to get this on video). You love to watch Thomas and Choo Choo Bob and Micky Mouse. You love to read the monsters book, Little Blue Truck, Trains and animals.