It’s a Halloween blowout special this week. If there’s one thing Sam is to us, its a little doll we can dress up for our own amusement. So we’ve been looking forward to Halloween, plus two people from Ger’s playgroup were kind enough to lend us costumes this year. So I have to ask which you like better: Princess or Frog?
Personally, I like the frog myself. We have a thing about Sam and frogs. My mom also sent a great outfit with an orange Halloween shirt, black pants, and a black cat purse. She’s so fricking cute it just makes you want to spit, isn’t she? Unfortunately this means that we didn’t pace ourselves very well and we’ve already used up Sam’s allotment of cute for the whole year. So until January, she’ll officially have to be “butt ugly.”
One last note about Halloween. Below is the Jack ‘O Lantern we carved this year, both unlit and lit.
It took some arguing to convince Geralyn to go with this design, but she aquiessed in the end. If you don’t get the joke then you’re just not hip enough with the online lingo. Go stand over there.
Besides Halloween going on this week, Sam has expanded her repertoire of finger foods, we’ve added new ones like peas and carrots, diced apples, bananas, and corn. Yes, corn. I asked Geralyn if she knew what she was in for when she announced her intention to introduce these golden nuggets to Sam’s diet, and she said that yes she did and she intended to do it anyway. Let’s just say that the subtitle for this week’s update could probably be “Somebody’s poopy. Look, corn!” Also, we just had a 5-minute debate over the correct way to spell “poopy” (or is it “poopie?”).
Sam has also continued to become even more mobile. She’s not pulling up, cruising, or walking yet, but she can crawl fast enough to get anywhere if we turn our backs for a second to get the frozen corn out of the microwave. She has also discovered her greatest passion in life to date: pulling down stacks of things off shelves. Her favorites seem to be my video game collection. This really concerns me, as Grand Theft Auto 3 isn’t really appropriate for a 9-month old.
While those kinds of games are off limits until she’s 7, we can’t help but keep buying other stuff for her now. Yesterday we picked up a set of Curious George board books. I was kind of disappointed that Curious George’s encounter with the bottle of ether wasn’t included, as I have very specific memories of this drug-fueled adventure after reading it as a child. But some of the other ones were good.
And now, pictures. Grab a snack, because there’s a lot of them this week.
I should note that this picture (taken by Geralyn) is one of my three or four favorite pictures of Sam to date. The look on her face is perfect. You may also note that I’ve also been playing around with the ArtsyPretentious filter in Photoshop.