Wednesday, November 01, 2006

halloween


i started out yesterday feeling pretty uptight
agitated anxious grumpy
haven't had a day off in a few weeks
and was feeling overwhelmed
all the things around here in an ongoing state of deterioration
so many things needing attention
so little time
i didn't start feeling better until G and i
started working on some things
went next door and did some touch up painting
G amused himself with the sound of his own voice
amplified and echoed by the empty rooms
he stomped and hollered and ran around like a 3 year old should
after that we went out to the studio
he banged on the drums while i vacuumed
delicately played the "this is a goodnight song" on the piano
while i put things in their proper place
the studio was a wreck
it had been ages since i'd had a chance to do this
more mundane activities followed
the plumber came
i switched out some airfilters
watered the plants
cleaned my car
terribly exciting led zeppelinesque rock'n'roll debauchery
i know i know
i'm a hell raiser
it made me feel good though
by the time 5:30 rolled around
i was riding high on a wave of small domestic achievements
jayme started getting G ready
she had been carefully constructing his robot outfit for days
a badass mom if ever there was one
the lights (yes, lights)
the legs
the headgear
all ready for action now
another costume masterpiece from J
G was perfectly nonchalant as she put him in his uncomfortable
robo attire
once it was all secured he posed for some quick pics
and off we went
"i am a robot - eeeoh eeeoh"
we made a couple of surprise visits to the grandparents
jayme and i hid while G knocked on their doors
they were shocked by his get-up
thrilled to see him too
it was fun to see their reactions
at 9 we hadn't even had dinner yet
so we got some teppo sushi to go
my favorite place in dallas to eat
so that was nice
then we put G in his comfy flannel pajamas
had an extra long teeth brushing session
tucked him in
for a very nice family cuddle - as he calls it
gavie sandwiched in between momma and dadda on his little bed
these are the moments i treasure most as a parent
we sang some songs
read a couple of short books
horsed around
until the little guy passed out in mid thumb suck
such a sweet ending to my best halloween ever

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gavin looks adorable!

Lisa

5:51 AM  
Blogger Centuryhouse said...

Tell Jayme she did great on that costume!

I'm glad your Halloween went well, ours did too. Loads of sweets, loads of fun.

dw

2:48 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love that picture! i'm glad that you three had a nice halloween!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous bucks burnett said...

What a great pic! I always knew he was other worldly. Makes me wanna call my next album EARTHLINGS, UNITE! Maybe I will.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous bucks burnett said...

What a great pic! I always knew he was other worldly. Makes me wanna call my next album EARTHLINGS, UNITE! Maybe I will.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me tag along! I loved G's costume!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Nice. Great picture. The best of times. Sweet memories, may they never disolve.
With love to you and Jayme and Gavie,
Ron

6:21 AM  

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