Why, we can have lots of good fun if you wish...
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Author: Catrina
Wine Selection: Pepperwood Grove Merlot

with a game that I call UP-UP-UP with a fish!
~Cat in the Hat

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Dr. Seuss is hands-down the favorite children’s author in our house, which made selecting Wyatt’s Halloween costume a no-brainer. He wasn’t really sure what to think when I told him he was going to be Cat in the Hat for Halloween. He didn’t actually grasp what that meant until we put the costume on him and he looked at himself in the mirror. He was quite enamored with himself—almost as if he truly believed he was indeed Cat in the Hat! As for Avery’s costume, I just couldn’t resist when I saw it--and it just so happened to fit with the theme of Cat in the Hat. This age is so fun because you can dress them in anything you want without much, if any, protest.

Trick-or-treating was very interesting. It took us a good 45 minutes just to get off our our street, as most of our time was spent trying to explain to Wyatt that just because someone answered the door, it didn't give him an invitation to just barge in and stay for tea. He also had a difficult time understanding why he couldn't eat every single piece of candy right away. Therefore, we spent a lot of time lying down in the middle of the street pouting! It's a good thing we started off on our street. It didn't take him long to get the hang of it--although he never actually said "trick-or-treat" or "thank you". It's very strange, but he has a problem using socially appropriate terms such as "please", "thank you", and "sorry". He can definitely say them, but for some reason he feels very awkward having to say them at the appropriate times. Oh well...maybe next year!

He and Eric had a grand time sorting through all of "the goods" when we got back home while I was getting our little fishy to bed. When I came back into the living room, Wyatt was enjoying his tootsie pop and appeared to be experiencing a sugar coma, as we never get the opportunity to see him lying so still and so quiet.

For those of you who don't know, the sugar coma comes just shortly before the sugar high. Luckily, we were able to get some video of him at the peak of his sugar high specifically for your entertainment. It's very short. Enjoy!


Blogger Rachel had this to say:

Gotta love those sugar highs... my favorite part is the crashing to sleep afterwards. :) Sounds like you had a very fun Halloween! The kids look so cute in their costumes!

November 1, 2007 at 10:46 PM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

That goldfish costume is beautiful! (You know...if a goldfish costume can really be "beautiful"!)

November 1, 2007 at 11:03 PM 

Blogger Chris & Shelley had this to say:

Love both costumes! I have no idea how you got Wyatt to hold still long enough to paint his face!

November 2, 2007 at 11:06 AM 

Blogger Courtney had this to say:

Love the video (noticed Private Practice on) and the costumes! Thanks for the pictures you sent in the mail, we will add them to our fridge collection!

November 2, 2007 at 1:36 PM 

Blogger Sweet Yet Sassy had this to say:

Love the costumes! I haven't ever seen a Dr. Suess costume!

That video was funny! Too cute!

November 5, 2007 at 12:58 PM 

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My Wine Personality:
For the most part I’m a chardonnay, as I consider myself to exhibit a somewhat sunny and mellow disposition (most of the time), but because I find a tremendous amount of joy out of showering my two kids with hugs and kisses, I also possess the subtle sweetness often found in a riesling. But don’t be fooled. I love a great outdoor adventure and am willing to try anything once. This occasional display of boldness is thought to match that of a cabernet, whereas my appreciation for nature suggests that I have an earthy component to my personality—very characteristic of a merlot. (more)


“Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771