this pic is from Taylor’s instagram a few weeks ago
I turned my outdoor Christmas lights on because WHY NOT (yes, I’m one of those people who leaves them up year-round). I’ve started seeing Christmas stuff in stores, but more than that I’ve seen/heard people COMPLAINING about Christmas stuff being out in stores (pls note the people I’ve seen complaining are people who celebrate Christmas themselves, I’m in no way judging people who don’t celebrate it and are tired of having it crammed down their throats).
On Saturday I spent three hours walking around in the rain picking up supplies for various birthday party decorations for Sym & Gwen’s family parties this week. Yes, parties, we are doing cake & presents on each of their birthdays even though they are only 3 days apart. It’s Gwen’s first birthday/Sym’s first birthday as a no-longer-only child so I felt it was important to keep them separate this year, but going forward I think we’ll do one family party.
Taylor and I watched The Way Way Back and the new Aziz Ansari special, Buried Alive. The movie was pretty good but Buried Alive was HILARIOUS. It’s on Netflix so you should all watch it.
Gwen started going into the cardboard playhouse I made her. She actually played in it for a while, but as soon as she saw me approaching with my camera she darted out so I have no evidence.
I took Gwen to a restaurant that doesn’t have highchairs and she sat nicely in the booth eating cereal and fruit for 45 minutes before she became too unruly and I had to trap her back in her stroller.
Because we were out all afternoon Gwen’s nap was pretty late, but it was good because it got her properly on track with the time change. She started getting pretty punchy towards the end but we were able to put her to bed at her regular bedtime of 8pm, even though to her tiny baby body it FELT like 9. Also I’m sorry to all you parents of babies and toddlers who woke you up at 4 or 5am today, for Gwen falling back meant waking up at 8:15.