Sunday, October 31, 2010


My favorite holiday was this weekend and we had a blast. We (I) decided to dress as the Incredibles family. I was Mrs. Incredible, Steve was Mr. Incredible and Lucas was Dash. We actually decided on other costumes but we found out about a Superhero 5K run on Halloween so we changed our costumes into our favorite superhero family.

Our holiday weekend began with our first annual Halloween party for kids. We asked our friends with little ones to come over to celebrate. Luckily the weather held out and everyone had a blast. The biggest hit of the party was our pirate ship. No, we didn't rent a pirate ship but we turned our canoe into a pirate ship. How you ask. Well I came up with the idea and Steve executed it. He built a plank over the canoe where the kids would jump into a pool of small balls. We accessorized with some pirate flags from IParty. We both laughed when the ship was pretty much destroyed after only 9 minutes after the kids got a hold of it. But, they enjoyed it and that's what counts.

On Halloween morning we woke up bright and early to run the Superhero 5k with our friends, Susan and Jason. Susan dressed up as Violet Incredible to join our family! None of us really were that enthused to wake up early and run in costume, but it was worth it. There were some great costumes at the race. Jason won best male costume! We had a good run and then enjoyed some Mexican food. Isn't eating Mexican food a tradition on Halloween for everyone?

Finally the weekend came to a close with some good ol' trick and treating. Of course, Steve and I decided to wear our costumes just one more time. We just went to a few houses around our neighborhood where I coaxed Lucas to take the chocolate candy for his me. Lucas was a big help this year and handed out candy to all the trick or treaters. We had a great/exhausting weekend but it was worth every minute.

For some more good news: Steve passed his plumbing test and is officially a plumber. I passed the physical education teaching test and hopefully will have a new position come fall. Yahoo!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spectacular September

I realized I haven't blogged in a while so there's a lot you haven't heard. I haven't been to the Big E in years (New England's largest fair) but we thought we would check it out this year. Since the Big E is always packed, I made Steve go out and buy a leash/harness for Lucas. He's at that age where he doesn't always want to sit in his stroller but he also runs away. The Big E is way too crowded for us to take a chance Lucas would get lost so we tried the leash. Let me tell you it was some of the best 30 bucks ever spent. Lucas loved walking around and we had peace of mind knowing he couldn't get lost.

We also met Holly, Nate, and the kids at the Big E. Theo and Lucas had a good time sharing food.

The weekend after the Big E we went on a traditional New England picking! This is Lucas' second venture apple picking and he loved having a plethora of food to pick off trees for hours! The adults loved the wine tastings at the orchard.

Last Monday Lucas woke up with a red mark over his lip. Steve and I thought it looked like a bruise so we assumed that he hit his lip in his crib. After a few days of the bruise not improving and in fact, getting worse, we went to the doctors. At first the doctor wasn't sure what to diagnose but after further investigation he said it was impetigo (a common skin infection). He prescribed an ointment and he's getting better everyday! Take a look at his upper lip and yes, he is in a lobster pot (by choice).