Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Joaquin drives a "Digger Truck"

Like a lot of little boys, Joaquin is obsessed with vehicles.  Fire trucks, dump trucks, street sweepers, tanker trucks, monster trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks, digger trucks...he knows them all by name.  Well, thanks to his Uncle Mark's generousity, Joaquin got to actually drive one!  He was one happy, excited boy!

That's his cousin behind him to his right, they are 1 year apart and will hopefully grow up close.  I remember how much fun I had with my cousins, Kelly and Lori!  Good times...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween (revisited)

I have been sick a lot this year so was not really in the mood for Halloween.  I just sort of ignored it and hoped it would go away.  I'm so glad it didn't!  Our first trick-or-treaters arrived, much to Joaquin's delight!  He immediately wanted to go, too.  So we dressed him up in the dinosaur costume I had made for Ian when he was 2 (it came out a size 4, I always have trouble with sizing) so it was a perfect fit for Joaquin.  He didn't like wearing the hat but he loved having a tail and claws.

We only visited the neighbors that we knew and each household made a big fuss over him.  He was so sweet, happily saying "trick or treat" and then a heartfelt "Thank you!".  My husband was very good at making this happen and even helped out by wearing  the hat (see previous post).  After we were done, I just went to bed, but they stayed up playing music and dancing in-between visits from (just a few) trick-or-treaters. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

This Moment

Participating today in Soulemama's "This Moment", a Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.