|"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES|
Happy Wednesday, sweet readers! A lot has happened since I shared the last batch of details. Let's get to it...
- We visited my parents a few weeks ago and had a blast in the DC area doing all the Fall things. Max is still talking about getting his face painted, and I'm sure he's going to FREAK when it's finally time to pitch the carved pumpkins.
- Speaking of Halloween, Maxwell was an absolute riot this year! Per the fournado's request, we practiced trick-or-treating in the days leading up to October 31st, which was pretty smart on his part because it meant he got to dig into the candy stash early. Touche, kid! Despite the T-Rex's preliminary picking, we ended up with more Sweet Tarts and Tootsie Rolls than Flyboy and I might have fancied, but we had a great time walking around our friends' neighborhood and seeing the kids show off their masked looks. Also, I've gotten a lot of questions about Max's dino headpiece since I shared photos on Instagram, and I must give my mom special credit for creating this masterpiece. Paper mache has always been her "thing" and I've wanted her to make something for Max for awhile. This turned out absolutely gorgeous and surpassed my wildest dreams. I feel so lucky to have one of her creations to display and for Max to play with whenever he wants. It goes without saying that this kid is positively smitten with his fierce gear.
- We had our fair share of power struggles this weekend with Max, but there were a few pinch-me moments as well. For instance, we visited Bombay Hook again and I encouraged him to fill his backpack with the following "exploration" gear: a notebook, crayons, binoculars, and a camera. He initially got out his toy Polaroid, but then I told him he could use the real Instax and his reaction was the sweetest. Watching him capture the experience on his own was the BEST!
- I had every intention to post more than once last week, but things got hectic around here and it just didn't happen. Sorry about that! As we get closer to Flyboy's deployment, we've found that details seem to change every day and it's exhausting for planners like us to keep up. I'm trying to just "roll with it," but that's easier said than done. One thing is for sure, it's all getting too close for comfort and makes me grateful for weekends spent working together outdoors and evenings where the three of us spread out on our bedroom floor with train tracks and dinosaur figurines.
Enough from me. How the heck are you? I'm dying to know.