Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Brennan had a busy halloween this year. We attended a "harvest party" at the Indoor Park yesterday where among other things, he made his Dada a lovely necklace of dyed raw pasta.

Today we went to a potluck held for/by the LDS families that live in our complex. (People jokingly call those of us who live in Camas Commons the "Camas Commons Branch") We immediately left for the ward's trunk-or-treating activity.

Here's the weird part: I gave Brennan several days with his costume to overcome his fear of it - new things make him nervous. Each experience with it began with great excitement, followed by an anxious "GET IT OFF ME!" cry for help within 2 minutes. When we got to the church building tonight, I put his costume on and he stayed in it for about and hour and a half!

After the parade of costumes inside we all met outside for the trunk-or-treating part and Brennan flipped out! He got in the car several times crying and begging to go home despite all my best efforts to explain that all he had to do was walk around and he'd get candy! Finally, after quite some time he did walk around, though was too scared to approach anyone at their cars. My parents who'd I'd convinced to come help me, gave Brennan most of his candy, and at the few other cars he walked past the people had to go to him and hand him the candy.

When trunk-or-treating ended we drove to McGrath's to say hi to Brian. Within a few minutes there Brennan finally went through his usual "overwhelmed by the costume" thing.

All in all it was a fun night. Due to his nervousness Brennan didn't get a whole lot of candy, which is great because now I don't have to worry about him (or me) living off of it for the next month.

By the way, as for my costume, I was a lion-tamer.

Pumpkin Patch

Last week we went to a local pumpkin patch/farm. We didn't actually go to the pumkin patch itself because, knowing Brennan, we figured the hayride there was out of the question. (He went with his friend and her family a few days later and turns out that he liked the ride once it got going. This kid is a conundrum.) Staying at the cornmaze/home base proved to be fun enough anyway. Brennan played in a corn box, had rubber duck races with Dada, cock-a-doodle-dooed with the roosters, and wandered around the hay maze.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Some Styles Never Go Away

Yesterday morning I went outside to carry the recycling to the curb. Brennan followed me out and ran around in the wet grass in the mean time. He joined me back inside to "help Mama" work on the bike, and as he settled down next to me I noticed his shoes were dirty with grass clippings and mud. I told Brennan he needed to take off his shoes because they were wet and dirty.

I little while later as I went to put those shoes away for him, I noticed the "grass clippings and mud" weren't exactly what I thought they were.... Can you tell what it is?

That's right, Brennan had managed to pick up a snake skin on his shoe. Yuck! You know, besides the grass, Brennan plays in the bushes too. I wonder how long he's been playing among snakes!

I guess this makes Brennan more fashionable than me... I've never owned a pair of snake-skin shoes!

And just because I'm obsessed with my little guy, here's some more pictures:

We had some indoor picnics a few days ago, which Brennan quite enjoyed.

I caught him playing in his closet... what a goof-ball! (Yes the floor of his closet is our "storage room." As far as he's concerned though, plastic bins make a good chair.)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Nice Days

This is from about a month ago. It was a nice day outside, so Brennan and I sat outback and played. He was so silly. He plays ring-around-the-rosies with the trees and wrestled his teddy bear. I sure love Brennan!