Monday, October 23, 2006

Back to blogging...

I know, I'm a horrible blogger. It's been a long while since my last update, and so much has been going on that I don't even know where to start!!

About a week ago, my Grandpa and his better half Jan came to visit us. This was the first time I'd seen him in about 11 years, and my first chance to meet Jan, although it felt like I already knew her since we'd talked on the phone.

This was Sebastian's first time meeting his great-grandpa, and he was a happy camper. He kidnapped Jan and took her back to his room to show her his toys and video games...he even CLEANED his room to make sure that she didn't get lost in there. When he cleans anything, it must be for a good reason, heh.

They're in the process of getting ready to head back to Arizona as they do every winter--they're packing the motor home and getting everything packed up to head out in the next day or so, and already we can't wait for them to get back. They stopped by today and brought Sebastian a box of Tinkertoys and a card, and also brought Phil and I an anniversary card, and I probably won't get to see them again until next summer.

We are 100% ready for Halloween. Sebastian's costume arrived and it's all I can do to keep him out of it. Mind you, this is the SAME exact costume he had last year, only a size larger, and he's just going crazy with excitement and he's counting down the days.

Even I got a costume this year...and I can't remember the last time that I dressed up for was probably the Halloween party in Steve Brown's basement when I was like, 14 or 15, and I can't even remember what I wore that year. I bet Andrea does though....right Andi? LOL.

Sebastian is going to trick-or-treat with Annie's kids this year, so it will be his first time hanging with friends on Halloween, and he's really excited about that. Annie and I are going to take them out together, so hopefully between us and the kids, we can manage to get a lot of candy without getting ourselves into a heap of trouble. heh.

We stopped by the Costume and Display store in south Everett on Saturday. I don't think I'm ever taking Phil back there again...he was like a little kid in there, playing with the decorations and toys. It was a miracle that I could get the both of them out of there, but it was at a price because we ended up bringing home more decorations...a bat that flies around in a circle that somehow managed to end up living in Sebastian's room, and a few things that Phil insisted on getting, including a talking skeleton that now lives in a chair out on the front porch that I'm sure will drive me nuts within the next day or so.

Phil's parents will be out to visit in December---just in time to celebrate Sebastian's 8th birthday. (Holy cow, he's going to be 8??????????? sheesh.) We're all excited about this, especially Sebastian, although it took a while to convince him that Grandma and Papa Sal couldn't sleep in his bedroom with him while they're here. You have to give him credit for trying, though. :)

I took Sebastian to the bank today to open up a savings account. He's always been really good about saving money, but his big problem is that he hides it everywhere. Not just one place, like the piggy bank that we got him that sits empty, but instead he hides some in his sock drawer, more in his toy ATM machine, more in the box that his Spiderman watch came in, etc. When I picked him up from the bus today and told him we were opening up a bank account, he was pretty upset with me about the whole thing, especially when he found out that I'd gone through his room and found all of his "super secret" spots. Once we got to the bank though, and he had to sign his signature card, (was pretty cute, his big 7 year old handwriting signing his name, hehe) he felt like a grown up and didn't mind this bank business at all.

Well, I have a ton to get done tonight, so I'm off.

Have a great week.


vegas_andi said...

Of course I remember!!! You wore that teal bridesmaids dress, that we put a petty coat underneath to pretend you just stepped off the set of Gone w/ The Wind!!!! Mandy and Fred we're dressed as Jesus and an Angel...That was the night I got auctioned off to Shane... I went to the highest bidder... Sad really. LOL

Nicole said...

lol. I KNEW you would remember. You remember everything, ffs.

hahaha. Mandy and Fred as Jesus and an Angel. /snorts. ;)