The tree has been up for weeks. We were trying to get more shots for a Christmas card. Unsuccessful again! Seriously, if you are reading this blog AND expecting a Christmas card from us this year, don't hold your breath. :)
We went wedding dress shopping with Aunt Vicki today. Obviously, I can't post those pictures. However, Maris was loving trying on dresses herself! I think this is the one we decided on but in Watermelon.
I bought a new flat iron a month ago. It came with a tiny one that is supposed to be used for travel or touch-ups. Maris has been under the impression that it was just for her. You know, since it is "Maris sized." Probably doesn't hurt that it is pink either. She kept asking for me to straighten her hair. I finally did it today. She looks like a completely different kid!
As expected, about 75% of the way through she started crying, "I want my curlies back!"
Maris's haul. She trick or treated all over our neighborhood. We intended to take her only to a few houses, but she didn't want to stop! That's an insane amount of candy for two year old. She even got 7 full size candy bars (which she wisely hid at the bottom of that bowl there)!
Being a parent is full of stages and steps. Allowing new phases to arrive and accepting that the old ones have to go. Today was one of the hardest for me - the move to a big girl bed. Maris loves her crib. She never once tried to climb out and sleeps like a champ in it. However, with another baby coming, she'd have to leave the crib behind at some point. Today was that day.
Today, my husband's family (plus my parents) participated in a run/walk to promote awareness and fund-raising for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Johnny's sister (holding Maris) won the race in her age group!
Grandma and Grandpa had to replace their toilet. Maris thinks it is the funniest thing in the world that the old potty is in the backyard. She insists on sitting on it every time we've been there this week.