Halloween has come and gone, and I am way off schedule on my bloggin’. It’s time to play a bit of catch up.
To celebrate Halloween, here is a fun series of music videos. I previously linked to one in an Extremely Employable post. I wanted to share the whole series. Octane on Sirius XM has been playing these guys a bunch and had them in for an acoustic set which was really good.
The band is Ice Nine Kills and the songs are from the album The Silver Scream.
Part I: The American Nightmare
Part II: Thank God It’s Friday
Part III: A Grave Mistake
Part IV: Stabbing In The Dark
Pretty awesome right?
Ok back to it.
So the family Jed has been a party of 4 for a week now. I’m relearning how to operate on minimal sleep and trying my best to stay patient as The Boy adapts to life with a little brother. The Boss has the hardest job for sure and is healing on top of that. So.. nobody’s grumpy in this house at all, that’s all I’m saying.
If anybody has tips how to get my 2 year old to stop whining all day long imitating the baby, I sure would appreciate it.
Alright.. how far behind am I?
Halloween! Last year I established our house as a place with a fun interactive holiday display. It was a Stranger Things themed display that folks were looking for this year. Although I intended to step it up this year, instead we just put out 3 painted pumpkins and threw out handfuls of candy.
Here’s the fun from last year if you’re interested: Halloween 2017
Since we weren’t supposed to be home Halloween we didn’t even have a proper pumpkin. Halloween afternoon I went to the local market to acquire one of the last remaining pumpkins. Back home The Boy and I set up with a fun array of paints and brushes that The Boss bought.
It started out well enough, we splashed paint all over our pumpkins.
But eventually The Boy started spilling paint. He started with red, it looked pretty terrifying.
A little driveway decoration.
Starting to get messy..
Yep, all of the paint is out of the containers.
Our beautiful pumpkins.
After pumpkin decorating we attempted to get ready for Trick or Treating. We were going to show O.G. off to the neighbors. The Boy refused to put his tractor on and The Boss was still hurting so I walked The Boy to one neighbors house in his Halloween T-Shirt. That was the extent of our adventure.
We came back and handed out candy though, so that was good fun.
After Halloween lounging, isn’t he a good big brother when he’s not being turrible?
I think this last picture was Friday, days are all mixed up at this point. He obviously wasn’t done decorating.
Saturday The Boy and I packed up and went to a friends house to pick up a bunch of free baby stuff to keep the house stocked. He took a cat nap on the way out there.. not enough apparently.
Afterword we went to Walmart and he screamed the entire time we were in the store. I wasn’t turning back. Just kept my head down on my list and powered through. He occasionally stopped to chat a bit then ramped it right back up.
After all that fun our good friend Laura came over to take newborn photos. Don’t worry, the one in the collection below is a quick one I snapped, will post her photos when I receive them. Looking forward to it! There were a lot of cute poses.