I know Halloween has now come and gone, but I can’t stop staring at all the adorable pictures of little dude channelling his inner frog! 💚 Maybe it’s because I love Halloween and enjoy it even more now that I get to celebrate it as a mother. Maybe it’s because we’re still binge watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (or ‘Christmas! Trick or Treat!’ according to little dude), and probably will be straight on till New Years. Or maybe it’s because in just one week, my two year old becomes a three year old, and not only is it baffling me that time really does fly, but it’s killing me a little that my baby isn’t such a baby anymore.
Enjoy the upcoming holiday traditions with your little ones! I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween, and doesn’t rush too quick into Christmas! 😉
This year was my son’s second Halloween, but it was his first chance to trick or treat. He’ll be two next week, but last year he was barely walking, so we were really excited about this year. I have always called him my little Wild Thing (I have Max in his wolf suit with my son’s name tattooed on my foot) and Where the Wild Things Are has been a treasured story between him and I, read over and over again at many, many bedtimes. It makes me sad to picture him not being enthralled by our books anymore, trading them for superheroes and creepy cartoon characters, so I took full advantage of having the final say in his Halloween costume and made him King of all Wild Things. It was literally PERFECT; I was told constantly that my son’s costume was the cutest they’d seen anywhere, not to mention it was toasty warm and super soft! It’s from Pottery Barn kids and yes, was WAY too expensive for a kid’s costume, but it was so worth it! Just look at this little mischief maker:
His first trick or treat was a huge success: he loved meeting everyone and picking out the candy, filling his little bucket with all sorts of delight. It made me smile to see him having so much, and pleased me to see my little Wild Thing come to life! I may sometimes miss celebrating holidays the “young” way (dressing myself up, partying till dawn, etc.) but nothing could replace the fun I had with my family. Times like these make me know being a mom is what I was meant to do 😊
Did your little ones enjoy Halloween? Anyone else have a storybook character to trick or treat with? I’d love to hear your stories! I hope everyone had a great and spooky weekend; now time to focus on the upcoming holiday season…Gonzo Momma style!! 😄
IT FINALLY FEELS LIKE FALL HERE! This is by far my favorite time of year: the crisp air, clear beautiful sky, and amazing cooler temperatures! Unfortunately I was spoiled by growing up in Pennsylvania, a state that actually experiences all four seasons seperately; so now I cherish the very short ‘fall-ish’ time in Arkansas (which is followed quickly by winter and then basically semi-permanent summer, no spring whatsoever. Ugh).
I have plenty of reasons for my love affair with Fall: football season, Halloween, nature’s awesome transformation and especially finally getting back into my favorite season for all things fashion (Hello there, gorgeous boots, leather moto jackets and sweaters. Swoon!).
But most importantly, my son will be turning a whopping TWO YEARS OLD this early November. I hate to be one of ‘those parents‘ that acts like “NOOOO! WHERE HAS MY BABY GONE?!?!” but seriously, how the hell has two years gone by so quickly?!
We’re actually days away from moving to a new place, which is perfect for our little family, but it does seem like yesterday that we brought our tiny bambino home to our tiny one bedroom, where may I add, he slept through the night and hasn’t stopped since! What?! But honestly, I wouldn’t stop time even if I could. My son is a wild little monster, with a genuinely sunny disposition and infectious laugh, super curious and best of all, incredibly sweet…especially to his momma, and I think there’s a pretty good it will always be that way.
So today, this Gonzo Momma is THRILLED with her weekend of Fall and is looking quite pleasantly towards upcoming adventures throughout the season 🙂