Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Boo! Who?

Boo! Mama and Papa's pumpkins
We've had a few things going on that have been keeping me from doing any writing. Last weekend, we had a pumpkin carving brunch party during which Mama and I found time to carve these pumpkins. It was a great time with many (recently) ex-coworkers, many sourdough waffles, much maple syrup from Grammy's farm, a delicious strata from Mama, and no fingers lost during carving.

OK, seriously, where's  the candy?
On Sunday, we met up with a friend of Mama's from her days at the UNF. Mama and her friend talked about life as consultants while I chased 3B around. The next day, I showed up at my new job, which exhausts me by requiring me to think all day long. I'm telling you, it's a workout. As regular readers will attest, my brain isn't a muscle that I'm used to using.

Hey, this is a rip off.
The fatigue hasn't kept us from enjoying Halloween, however. Today was 3B's day at day care, and Ms. K called us last night to ask us if he had a costume, since some of the other moms were hoping to dress up all the kids when they picked theirs up and take some pictures. We sent along the monkey costume that we'd gotten for 3B and got back adorable pictures of the kids, including a scowling 3B. I'm not posting any here, since they include the other kids, but we did get some pictures when we went down to D&D's house, where 3B did his only trick-or-treating.

Hm. That was good. How about an adult size candy bar?
For the record, we introduced two new foods today: asparagus and Three Musketeers bars.

The asparagus wasn't such a big hit.

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  1. OMG, could he look any cuter?

  2. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Awesome! Love the Curious George costume.

  3. I think next year 3B should dress as Elvis, because he's got those soulful brown hounddog eyes.

    Can't wait to hear more about the new job, and whether you can get your brain into shape.

  4. Hey there, Funky Monkey!

  5. He is too cute. Next year, you can take him all the way up and down the hall and collect big time. He will remember where the chocolate came from.

    Good luck getting the brain functioning.

  6. I'm still waiting to see the pictures of Barky dressed as the World War I fighting ace. (All beagles get the same standard costume, right?)

    Asparagus can be tasty and crunchy and tender, but it's one of those foods that's even more fun later on. Give him a chance. He'll get it eventually.

  7. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Man! That is one cute kid. It almost hurts my eyes...

    I'm also looking forward to hearing about the job.

  8. Anonymous8:19 PM

    I think monkeys that suck their thumbs are the cutest things in the world. Yours is no exception.

  9. Steve: No.

    MD: I think we should get CG and Annie together for some sort of mashup musical. Maybe you and Steve could write the book.

    Henitsirk: Fat Elvis or thin Elvis?

    L-P: You got a "Yo, s'up Mama?" right back atcha from 3B.

    CAGirl: Yes, I suspect next year will be a bit different.

    MrJ: Last time we put any garment on Barky (antlers, for the record), he crapped all over a carpet later that night. We got the message.

    AP: Yes, the cuteness hurts our eyes too, that's why we get all teary sometimes for no apparent reason.

    SJC: Also cute: Monkeys who chew on their feet while sitting in their car seat.