Trick or Treating at Meme's house
Waiting for the next trick or treater
Here's a couple of pictures from the next day:
And... he's showing you his spider ring - he loves those things
Oh - and naturally, he has school pictures next week
I didn't get pictures, but David and I carved a pumpkin recently. Well, I cut it, but he helped me scoop out the seeds. I got one of those great big kitchen spoons and he looked so cute, standing in front of the pumpkin, digging in it with his spoon. And, as it turns out - David LOVES pumpkin seeds! Which means, I have to share. LOL
I had to get at least one picture of David with this wig on from last year's Jack Sparrow costume before I sold it on Craig's list. I'm sure you remember that he REFUSED to wear it last year. He still didn't like it, but I could at least get him to wear it for a few minutes at a time
And, here's just a few more of him in his costume from this year (isn't he the cutest dragon you've ever seen?) - these were taken a few days before Halloween.
The tail wags when he walks - it is the CUTEST thing!
I tell you, though - I was starting to panic a little. Because a couple of weeks ago we went to SEVEN stores looking for a cotume for David. SEVEN!! And there was nothing. The only store that even had *anything* that David could wear, was charging like thirty bucks for a plastic piece of crap. Finally, I was able to find this costume on Craig's List for only ten bucks! Sweet!
But, while I was shopping for a costume, I went to a consignment shop and bought David three pairs of jeans (that might as well be brand new) and a super cute denim jacket (Ecko brand! ) ... all for twenty dollars! I'll be going back there!
October 16th was open house at David's school. We got free pizza and I (finally) got to see what he does all day long at school! Here's the pictures - eating pizza on the sidewalk outside the school:
Their schedule (they switch activities every FIFTEEN minutes! Can you imagine?!?)
David sitting at his spot (see his picture taped to the table?) working on a fine motor skill that they teach him
Oh, speaking of school - David got in his first fight! He apparently tried to steal one of the other kid's toys, and the other kid attacked him
He had a big scratch behind his ear that bled a little bit.
What was weird about it, though, was that the other kid (another three year old) got "suspended" for 1 day. Which I thought was a little bit strange, because, well, he's THREE. I don't know about the other kid, but I know that if David were to do something like that (which, he might - he's a kid!) then he wouldn't remember the next day what he had done. It just doesn't seem to me like you can do long term punishment with such young children - and it seems like that's more of a punishment for the mother than the child. Ah well... not my decision I guess.
Here's some other random pictures I got off the camera - we put his hat and gloves on him to see what he'd do
Fun with office chairs
Wearing his backpack
David's new thing is to say "Heya go!" when brings you something he's not supposed to have. As in "here, mom, I never had this" Haha....
And, on a more serious note, our first son, Ricky, would have been six years old on October 26th. Since I talk about this every year, I'm sure you all know that before David, I gave birth to another little boy who I named Enrique. He was born at 27 weeks 2 days and weighed 1lb, 8oz.
He lived for three short days before his lungs just couldn't hang on any longer.
I know now that part of the reason he was taken from me was so that I could appreciate every aspect of raising David. I like to believe that he's David's guardian angel and helps me watch over him. I hope I've made him proud by the way I've raised David so far.