We had a great time at Haunted Fox Hollow, and our family picture made Boing Boing. We got our first call from daycare sending Athena home sick, on Halloween. I went and picked her up and she was running a fever, so this made her a little limp and clingy. One dose of ibuprofen and she was almost back to full speed, cheerfully playing the rest of the evening. Erik and I traded off haunting and baby watching. Once again, we're incredibly spoiled by her. If her sick involves cheerfully playing on the floor and giggling, then we'll never know what it's like to have a real baby.
|This is Athena home sick.|
|Yeah, we don't get it either.|
We also got Athena a new car seat for my car. She's still using the SnugRide 35 in Erik's car, but lifting that in and out full of a 19 pound baby was getting to be more than my back was up for. After much searching, we got her a True Fit C670. It had some great features like an easily removed cover (no need to uninstall the car seat just to get the cover off!) and strap adjustments without rethreading. Turns out, there was no where I could try it before buying it, so we just ordered and hoped for the best. Turns out, I love it! The fabric is soft and velvety. We got a great deal, getting it for $184. And it's top rated by NHTSA, so that means a lot.
We are decidedly not at Dickens workshops today. That seems... weird. For me, it's been 13 years. Instead we stayed up late doing something crazy - we watched an hour of tv! And it was a great episode of Castle. Toddling off to bed just before midnight, I wished more than anything that the baby would sleep til 8 a.m. She slept til 9. It was glorious. Not only did I get to indulge the night before, I got to wake up leisurely with my husband. It was magical.
Now we're off to go house hunting for a bit, then Erik will dive deep into the land of too much grading.