When Tyler went back to preschool the following week he said he was worried that Liam would cry the whole time he was gone because he would miss him. Swoon. We were worried that Tad would be jealous and violent, but he is the most in love with baby Liam. He wants to hold him all the time, and practically carries around a bottle of hand sanitizer to wash his hands so he can hold the baby again and again. He pats his back when I'm burping him and loves to kiss his head. Alexa is mini mom and says it's not fair that Tyler gets to be with Liam when she's in school all day. She loves making little "nests" for him as she calls it--fuzzy blankets and stuffed animals so he's warm and cozy. She is great to help take care of him.
We love the way Tad says Liam and have all affectionately started calling him "Baby Lum Lum."
I have grown close to a Rabbi in New Jersey who works on kosher certification for some of our contract manufactured products at Thrive. We have had some great discussions about family and religion over the last year and I invited him to watch General Conference. He watched part of the Sunday afternoon session and was impressed that there were women speaking and said he thought their remarks seemed very genuine and sincere, that they really believed what they were sharing and had a good message. It was neat experience to discuss my belief in a living prophet and his belief in the importance of knowing the teachings of the prophets. There are many similarities between Mormonism and Judaism to build upon.
The local public library has a puppet theater and the kids put on a show for me. We took the opportunity to go there in the evening before bed so Kyle could have a few minutes to himself. Tyler had all of the puppets beat each other up, Tad had them eat his hands, and Alexa narrated about all of them being the best of friends.
We celebrated my 32nd birthday this month and I'm continuously grateful for all we've been blessed with. Kyle got me a Wimbledon tennis ball-turned bluetooth speaker, such a creative idea.
It's been a fun, spooky Halloween month. We painted pumpkins with great friends and neighbors (the Wilsons), carved jack 'o lanters, made homemade witches brew with the Skankeys, and went trick or treating at Thrive and then with the Lunas. Our witches brew ingredients included things like frog slime, dragon's breath, unicorn tears, snot, and crushed eyeballs and bones, blood, and troll pee. It was awfully cute and fun. I still remember my mom coming to make it with our elementary school class when I was a little girl. Alexa dressed up as a witch and asked to have baby Liam as her black cat, Tyler was a glow in the dark skeleton, and Tad was a basketball player. It was the first year we ditched the family theme.
In other news, Kyle (Parent Organization President) and Alexa got their school pictures taken this month, aren't they cute :)?
Tad found the best seat in the house for cartoons--