So, I went to print a hard copy of the Evite from Arun's 1st Halloween party for his baby book. I'll be damned if a Victoria's Secret ad wasn't displaying. While I am not a prude, I think that would be over the top to include it, so I guess I need to wait until something more appropriate shows up. Overall, the party went very smoothly - the kids did a little pumpkin decorating, consumed plenty of sugar and ran around like lunatics. There were no temper tantrums, no screaming, no fits and as one of my friends noted "No knife fights". However, I did notice it is a bit odd to throw a party without any sort of Alcohol Parachute. Because seriously , folks- there's nothing like a little liquor to help grease the Social Wheels of a party.
So, X came back Monday and we had a lovely evening. Arun and I picked X up at the airport and that worked out quite well, since watching a baggage carousel is infinitely appealing to a toddler. Furthermore, watching his eyes bug out as airplanes took off and landed was equally entertaining for me. Fun was had by all. And as a Special Bonus, crawling around on a nasty airport floor afforded him a new set of pathogens to cram into his mouth. Whee!
So, usually for the first days when X comes back from a trip, we have what I call a Travelmoon - a brief period of Marital Bliss where every infraction is overlooked. This grace period is usually 2 days max, but international trips culminating in Gifts of Gold? Definitely garners a few extra days. I think we're good to Thursday, at least.
So, in a continuing quest for Marital Bliss, Arun and I are going to DC/VA next week to spend at least part of the week with X. Since X doesn't have the apartment any longer, we will be staying in a hotel, but I think this will actually help in the way of Entertainment since during the last trip the apartment was a bit of a disaster in that area, anyway. At least the hotel will have long hallways for Stumbling, a pool and as a bonus, is a stone's throw from Target. We don't have any plans other than hanging out with some friends, doing some sight-seeing, and eating good food. However, I am a little nervous for this trip for a few reasons. I am flying into Baltimore by myself and Arun is a bit heavier now to carry in addition to the Ridiculous Carseat, luggage, and stroller. For sure, we are pushing the limits on the Bjorn. Additionally, Arun isn't co-sleeping any longer so... well, I am not sure WHAT to say on that. Stay tuned, I guess..
Finally, Arun is in full force practicing his Frankenstein moves in his quest for progression from Stumbling to Walking. Just in time for Halloween. I should have rethought his costume, I guess............