Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

I really enjoy Halloween, and October. Probably because growing up in NY it was the most awesome month of weather. Now, with Spencer, I love that he gets so excited about seeing pumpkins. When we spied the first few at the beginning of the month I explained "it's pumpkin time!" In the past 30 days we have been to many pumpkin patches, in TX and NY, and he got his first taste of apple cider this year! Tonight was his first time trick-or-treating and he had such a blast! After a couple of houses he was hooked! Here are Halloween pictures from tonight, and other halloween activies from the past few days, including making his costume, carving pumpkins, and working on an entry for a halloween dessert contest at work! (I won!) I have added more photo album links on the right with pictures from the past couple of weeks.

Friday, October 13, 2006

the classics

During our annual October trip to NY we drove all around listening to a CD of classical music for kids. And Spencer LOVES it!

Back to potty training... this is frustrating. I don't understand how Spencer can be accident-free for a few weeks in a row and then have four in two days. Maybe it's time to set up some type of rewards & stickers or something. Or put a big goal out there for him to achieve if he can stay accident-free. I dunno...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

choosing to be happy

The central theme of our Rabbi's sermon at Rosh Hashana services the other week was that happiness is something we can choose. Spencer's been a bit more of a handful in the past couple weeks, so I thought I'd give it a try. So far, so good. Now, he decides if he is still sad and wants to cry a little more, and when he finishes he announces "I'm ready to be happy now!" and then he is. I'm not holding my breath that this will last, but I thought it was neat to have learned a parenting trick at temple.