Happy Halloween

I’ve decided that holidays are a whole lot 
more exciting when you are either 
(A) A little kid or
(B) The parent of a little kid.
Being newly married is great.  But right now I’m wishing that I had a house full of little kids, imagining a life as a princess, a pirate,  an exotic animal, or just the always classic ghost.  I can feel their energy as they patiently wait all afternoon to put on their costumes.  And I can see them running to the door as daddy walks in from work, begging him to take them around the neighborhood.  I wish I could have whipped together some awesome homemade costumes, and decorated them with face paint.  I can’t wait for that day.  But I guess being this close to welcoming our first little princess into the world is great too :)
I wish I could say we did something awesome for Halloween – but the truth is we didn’t.  We got a bunch of candy, ate way too much of it ourselves, and carved a pumpkin.  No parties. No dressing up. I’m spending my night alone on the couch doing homework that was procrastinated all weekend.  
Jeremy’s at work, so its just me and the babe.  
{Speaking of ‘the babe’ that’s what Jeremy often refers to Madeline as.  It’s h.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s.  He does it sub-consciencely too which is even funnier.  She has also been called ‘the child’ and ‘the young one’.  
What a funny dad}
Just to document that Halloween really did happen we took a few pictures:
So we aren’t actually aloud to have flames in our apartment… But you can’t just carve a jack-o-lantern and not marvel at how amazing it looks lit up! So we hurried into the bathroom {The community ‘watch guard’ lives across from us, so we had to be sneaky} lit a candle and took a picture on the toilet haha. Only we forgot to close the door… I thought it was a funny picture.
Jack-o-lantern take II
Pretty awesome, right? I gutted it and drew the face on, but Jeremy did the actual carving – go Jer!

And just for kicks, we put our jack-o-lantern in Jeremy’s shirt to compare bellies.  
Can’t believe that I still won biggest belly contest! It’s like a 13 lb pumpkin! Alas…
Well Happy Halloween! Hope yours was more eventful than ours!
kluvyoubye
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