Thanksgiving this year will be a little different- we're hosting my family! My parents haven't seen Baby C since his baptism at the end of August, so they simply cannot wait to be here and kiss those adorably chubby cheeks that they've been seeing on Skype for the last few months. We've never hosted my family for any holiday gathering before, so I'm really looking forward to it! I'm not really known as much of a cook, so we'll see how that part of it goes, but I've got a couple of fun holiday decor ideas in mind, so if nothing else, at least the dining room will look good!
And speaking of holidays, I apologize for not sharing a photo of Baby C's Halloween costume until now! He was pretty crabby throughout the evening, but I think that was due to being worn out from all the rolling around he was doing earlier in the day. Here's our little garden gnome:
As completely adorable as I think store-bought little-kid costumes are, when I was growing up my parents never let us buy Halloween costumes, we always made our own- so I stuck with the same idea with Baby C. It definitely wasn't anything fancy, but let's be honest- he's only 6 months old and has no idea what Halloween even is, so our simple route worked out just fine! We bought him the khaki pants and blue sweatshirt at Target (both of which he can wear as regular clothes, so more bang for our buck!) and then I just took a red party hat and attached cotton balls that I had pulled apart a bit to the elastic. Ta-da! Super simple and cute Halloween costume, done and done. Here's our family photo to give you a better look at the ensemble all together:
We stayed home and handed out candy to around 90 trick-or-treaters who came to our door. It was a good, laid-back night, despite our fussy little gnome!
I'll try to update again soon even though this work schedule is super crazy!