Totally unrelated from one another, I know, but I thought I'd mention to very important things for this fall day. First, every milestone is one to celebrate, and I can say, as of about 11:30 this morning, that I have officially cut Bryton's fingernails for the first time in probably a year. No, I'm not a gross, neglectful parent, he has apparently stopped biting them long enough for them to actually be able to be cut! Don't get me wrong, they weren't long by any means, but by golly, I could see white on almost all of them, and I could feel one or two when he'd hold my hand. Before he got any ideas, I got rid of them! :)
Number 2: here's a lesson on preparedness (or the lack thereof, as I'm not sure if I'm really being 'prepared' or if I'm ill prepared, I guess the next few days will tell.) I decided to get all of our halloween costumes out today to check them, go over them, try them on, and hang them (to dewrinkle). I wanted to make sure we are set for Thursday night's trunk or treat. Sure enough, Bryton's Santa costume is minus a hat (which was supposed to be included... grrr.... gotta send an email to the company), Aaron's costume is the easiest fix, it needs an extra piece of velcro or a pin in just the right place, and me, well mine was a 'make yourself not panic, we'll figure this out' type of moment. To put it lightly, I'll be doing some costume surgery on mine, and I'm not panicking over it just yet. So, I now have two days, kinda, to find a toddler size Santa hat (what is Santa without his hat), add a small fix to Aaron's and completely disassemble and reassemble mine! Guess I'm glad I looked today and not on Thursday! ;)
More words of wisdom later, as I discover them myself...