Happy Halloween!

Halloween is without a doubt my least favorite holiday. I have never been a huge fan, but as I’ve gotten older I seem to like it less and less.  It stresses me out (due in large part to a barking dog named Bailey) but just in general, I don’t like scary things and I don’t like being spooked.

This year however, was a different story. I didn’t think Pete would be super interested in the holiday itself, but we talked about it and read books about it and told him about his awesome Bob the Builder “costume”.  We told him about trick or treating and jack-o-lanterns and figured we’d just see what happened for the day.  The weather wasn’t supposed to be great, and I was totally okay with that!

When Pat came home from work, we convinced Pete to wear his “costume” and decided we’d walk around the neighborhood to see what he thought.  He totally surprised us and loved it!  He loved ringing doorbells and holding out his pumpkin for treats, he loved saying trick or treat and I think his favorite part of the night was that he got to use a big boy flashlight (just like dada) as we walked around.bob the builder

He wore that expression pretty much the rest of the night and it was adorable.  He kept asking to go to “one more house” and Pat and I both had a great time with him.  I continue to be amazed by how different the world is through the eyes of a toddler. For the first time ever, I think I actually enjoyed Halloween.  It’s hard not to with our little ham around 🙂

And just because, a cute picture of Pete before the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular a couple of weeks ago.  The whole PC gang met up to see the pumpkins and we had a lot of fun!


Fall Beach Day

It was 70 degrees today!  I am still baffled by this.  Pete and I took advantage of the fact that school gets out early on Fridays and went to the beach for the afternoon. We had so much fun and I still can’t believe we were able to be there this late in the year and have it be so warm. I love New England.  And Pete 🙂

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Blue Truck

Pete has some exciting news to share: there is a blue truck in my belly!  While he is usually right about most things, we’re pretty confident it’s actually a baby:

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Baby Marr #3 is due in February 2014.  We’re very excited to watch our family grow and hoping we have plenty of time to convince Pete that babies are just as fun as blue trucks. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, we know that Pete is going to be a great big brother 🙂