Ratty Cheesecake

Um, would someboody PLEASE indulge me and make this too-fun rat-infested cheesecake? Clearly I was meant to be the mother of a boy, because I find sheer delight in fun stuff like this.

Today, I was doing a drive-by on a garage sale, and I passed a house that (i kid you not) had probably 11 or 12 huge fake rats in the driveway. Halloween perfection! 

This morning, we went to the pediatrician for Jude’s 1-year checkup. Poor little bean had to get vaccinated as well as getting a finger prick to check his iron levels, but he is doing well. He is in the 50-75% percentile for height (30 1/2 inches! nearly DOUBLED his height since birth!) and alas, only in the 10th percentile for weight (as usual). However, his magnanimous, magnificent head is also in the 50-75% percentile. Sorry, son — you get it from me. 

I can’t wait for tonight. I just LOVE Halloween. LOVE it. What isn’t there to love — cute kiddos in fun costumes, and lotsa candy. Can’t even wait. Jude will be a Giraffe; photos and fun to follow!