He immediately says
"Oh, mom, let's get this for Alden"
I replied "No, honey, we can't use that it is for a dishwasher."
This is when THE statement is made...
"Mom, what is a dishwasher?"
This woman looked at me like I had three heads. I just said, "Yep, you are looking at our dishwasher... it is old, moody, doesn't always work well, and needs to be replaced."
I know it is weird in this day and age for people to not have a dishwasher, but we don't and the fact the she looked like that was akin to using an outhouse, struck me as funny. I did have to hold back from saying something along those lines, like... "No, honey we's can't use that until your daddy gits is that fancy indoor toilet and shower!"
Anyhoo... here are some pics from Halloween. We went to the festival at Lincoln's school. Lots of candy, lots of fun. :)
We had Spiderman, (minus the mask, he wanted his ball cap instead...) and a skeleton.
It was hard to get Em to understand that we wanted HIS picture, not the pumpkin's...
The sweetest skeleton ever... When he heard me say I forgot Alden's blanket he ran in the house and got HIS because it would keep Alden "really nice and warm." Awww, what a great big brother.
I toted Alden around the festival in the Baby Bjorn. Let me tell ya' that little fat dog gets HEAVY after two hours and my back is now screaming. He was so cute all snuggled in though, this is him eating his bottle in there even. :)
Good news for the home team too... My friend Sarah and her husband have offered to let us borrow their freezer to store milk. :) That is a HUGE help as we were going to have to buy one this weekend, THANKS GUYS!!!!
ETA: I forgot to include a picture of my mini project for Alden. I got these mini-books from Creative Imaginations last year to use for the baby. There are 12 in a little case, so it is perfect for a little monthly book for Alden's first year. Beth said Ali has something similar in her new book... well, you know great minds DO think alike. HA!!! (don't i wish!) Here is September's book. I did cut off one page cause they are really snug in that case and I knew they would not all fit back in with paper and pictures, etc. That is my only gripe with the them, you can't add any chunky embellishments like buttons, chipboard letters, etc. :( I will be channeling my inner Beth to make these too... if any of you don't know it, she IS the mini book Queen. Seriously, check out her blog and pay her homage...