And boy HOWDY, will it be random. But lest you think that my constant fetus sickness (I borrowed that term from Carina) had deprived my child of any of the requisite holiday cheer, I will now show you otherwise.
1- Nolan FINALLY put his mustache on for a photo. For Tamera, of course. This was at her family Halloween party, which was so much fun. They really went all out!
2- We also had our yearly caramel apple party, which was a bit scaled down this year, and didn't involve our usual pumpkin patch trip, mostly because it was snowing, which didn't inspire me to take a 3 year old out in a muddy field. . . But he still enjoyed decorating his apple!
3- We spent our Thanksgiving week in AZ. And I have to say, like going to Seattle when it's sunny, being in AZ in the winter makes me want to move. It's a beautiful time of year to be there. Especially when it's nasty and snowy in UT.
Nolan had a fantastic time playing with Tiff's girls, and the kids even ate their turkey (or in Nolan's case, just rolls) out on the back patio while the adults ate inside. Have I mentioned how much I love having a child who is finally old enough to run around with his cousins without constant supervision?
4- So far, our Christmas preparations are going surprisingly well. We even let Nolan help decorate the tree! He had a lot of fun, and while I had to rearrange a few ornaments, he did a pretty good job. And it was pretty exciting for him to get to put the star on top of the tree.
And we WILL be getting Christmas cards mailed!
That's right! That was not an empty threat I made in my last post. Cards are on their way!
5- And finally, last night at Ben's housing Christmas party, they had a visit from Santa. Nolan was not interested in sitting on his lap, but he was willing to stand next to him and tell him that he wanted "Lego Hogwarts Castle". He was very disturbed when Santa offered him a bag of candy, thinking that he was getting candy INSTEAD of the gift he asked for. That was a pretty entertaining thing to try to explain.
(and that sweet orange mustache can be attributed to the orange soda we gave him in order to bribe him into eating ONE MEASLY ROLL before running off to play. I'm not even going to go into his eating issues right now, but let's just say they are extensive.)