Good morning, everyone! How was your Halloween weekend? Did you eat too much candy or have fun at a party? Do you not celebrate at all? It was a really busy weekend for us but it was a lot of fun. It was Max’s first Halloween! In lieu of a fluffy animal costume, I opted for the more fun route. We always joked he’d be a baby genius before he was even born (I mean, how could we not think our baby would be the smartest on the planet?). So it was only fitting that he was our little baby genius for Halloween.
Seriously… I couldn’t stop laughing once he had this costume on and made all of his hilarious sounds and silly faces. I’m totally obsessed with this little man!
Halloween evening we had a great friend of ours surprise 30th birthday party. Yep, he’s born on Halloween and just so happens to be obsessed with everything Halloween. We dropped Max off with grandma and grandpa at the farm (his absolute favorite place to be – he’s a total grandpa’s boy). Earlier this Fall when we were with friends and he had walked away (after a few adult beverages), we jokingly said we should all dress up as Joe (birthday boy) for Halloween. Well, the idea stuck. There were several pictures we could choose from to dress like Joe and everyone did something a little different. He also conveniently shaved off his infamous beard that so many of us copied just a couple days before the party.
So at 8:30 Saturday night we all rang his doorbell dressed as Joe himself. He had no idea we were coming and I think it’s safe to say we all had a great time! We had food, drinks, apple and peach pie shots that my husband made, and played card games and just visited.
Can you spot me? I think it’s hilarious that for the first time I don’t look anything like myself and in a lot of the photos from that night, you’d have on idea who I was!
Anyway, Sunday my husband and I went out for breakfast and did some work around the house. Max spent his afternoon swinging and playing at the farm, then my in-laws brought him back late afternoon.
It’s crazy how much we miss him when he’s gone. It’s definitely nice to be able to enjoy time as husband and wife and with our friends, but we still miss him like crazy. I’m a firm believer in taking time for our marriage while still being parents. After all, I don’t want to wake up an empty nester who barely knows her husband. I love my husband more than words and I want to feel that way even when I’m 80. We try to find the perfect balance between our marriage and parenting. Obviously, Max will always be our top priority and concern so we are working on finding time for us once a month or so.
In other news, I’m happy to report I only ate ONE piece of Halloween candy! In not so great news, I didn’t eat the best over the weekend. But it’s back to the gym and the grind today! No beating myself up or dwelling on it, just pushing myself harder this week. I have a bachelorette party this coming weekend for my future sister-in-law so I really need to be on my best behavior this week and make as smart of choices as possible over the weekend.
Time change has affected Max and our sleep – fingers crossed he adjusts sooner rather than later. :) Hope you all enjoyed your weekends and get through this Monday safely!