This is coming a bit late, so I'll call it Halloween Week. I feel like a broken record sometimes, but I've had such a busy couple of months that I am feeling constantly buried. Too much travel for work means no weekends at home to get caught up with things...a wicked, nasty case of strep throat followed up by a chest cold has not helped things...and seemingly a ton of things to get do get done in our personal lives. Its all a bit much sometimes. But, I seem to have been able to fight off the latest cold and Bean has amazingly not caught any of the bugs that have been moving through my classes, team and our home! Thank goodness.
As you can see from the picture, Bean went as a purple butterfly for Halloween this year. She refused to wear her antennae, so she looked more like a ballerina with wings, but it wasn't worth the fight. She loved trick or treating, saying "more candy" after we left each house. It helped that we don't have many trick or treaters in our neighborhood so people were more than happy to give her multiple pieces of candy. She doesn't really eat the candy, so I'm not sure why she was so demanding of more, but she loves to dump out her bag and look at all the different kinds of candy she has. And the pile is slowly disappearing, thanks to those of us around the house who would rather eat than look at it! :)
Bean is very much into Music Together class right now. We dressed up at the last class and the kids were all very cute. Here is Bean during the instrument play part of the class:
We missed out on the downtown Treat Street festivities because she fell asleep on the way there and proceeded to nap for two hours. Oh well...maybe next year. She also refused to have her picture taken with the extremely cute backdrop the Chico Mothers Club had at the Halloween Party. Sad, but true.
I can't believe it is November already. I have the Great Debate all day tomorrow at City Council Chambers, we go to Northridge next weekend for our last tournament of the semester, and then the Rookie Tournament and Nervous Novice Tournament on campus the first weekend of December. I'm exhausted thinking about it, but such is life.
I am looking forward to the week off for Thanksgiving, but Bean will have her biopsy at Stanford on Tuesday of that week, so it won't be a total week of peace. Hopefully things go smoothly for the biopsy and she isn't too upset by the whole experience. We still haven't settled on a plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas and where we'll be and for how long...another challenge to figure out in the coming weeks!
I hope all of you had a fantastic week, whether celebrating Halloween or just getting ready for the coming holidays! Its just starting to get cold (and maybe even some rain) here. I'm ready for the season change - looking forward to dressing warm, watching all the leaves turn, and even some rain! I'm sure I will be complaining about it in a few weeks, but for now, the change sounds good!