Life Lately: Our October

Brian did the Arizona Half-Ironman! It’s a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride, and topped off with a half marathon. Yeah. I was more than a little concerned for him going into it, since he hadn’t been able to train all that much with helping me take care of Edison. But he did it! And my sister-in-law, Edison, and I were there to cheer him all all seven and a half hours of it. I’m so proud!
It was a tiring day for all of us. 
Speaking of tired, Edison has had a slow time adjusting to sleeping at daycare. He usually only takes very short naps there, when I’m working from home with him the next day, he’s very sleepy and snuggly. 
In the last couple weeks, he’s improved his fine motor skills. Pulling this little blanket’s ribbons into his mouth, and burying his face in it, are some of his new favorite things to do. 

Reaching new heights!

Going back to work has been … challenging. Beyond what I imagine is normal – I have a new boss, a new job, my entire department has been restructured … and many other challenges that I can’t go into here.

But I recently read this quote, and it sums up my perspective. I know that I’m capable of learning to do whatever I set my mind to and making it great, so there’s no sense in wasting energy on the past.

The sunsets lately have been incredible.

Our little man turned three months old! Look at those smiles!
 
He’s starting to look like a toddler, and my heart can’t handle it. 
At daycare, he made his first art! He painted this pumpkin with his feet. Clearly, my baby is a genius. 

With all the drama at work, Halloween snuck up on me. I had to improvise with what I had already for Edison’s costume. I figured that if we took Edison trick-or-treating, our neighbors might see through that, so I’m hoping that next year we’ll have a reason to get dressed up as a family (including Sirius!).

Happy Halloween!

Since it is actually a little chilly, Edison decided he’d prefer to be a sailor for Halloween.

That’s a bit of life lately! I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween!
Out of curiosity, how old were your kids when you first took them trick-or-treating? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook.