It’s a good thing he’s so cute…

Because ever since Big Red turned two last week (TWO?! WHAAAAA???), he has ramped up the … well, twos. I’m going to chalk it up to the fact that we were out of town all last week, and now he’s readjusting to life at home. At least, that’s what I’m going to keep telling myself. Yesterday, we went to his two-year pediatrician checkup. I cannot even begin to tell you how traumatic this was, Internet. Because, you know, getting weighed and measured for height is just so so barbaric! So awful! So fearsome! This is the face he made the entire time, from the second the nurse laid eyes on him. Literally:

And then, when the doctor walked in, it was all downhill from there. I was so embarrassed. He screamed bloody murder the entire time. All I found out was that he’s 29 pounds heavy, and we guess that he’s around 34 inches tall? I honestly don’t know. I couldn’t hear over the screaming. ::sigh::   He didn’t even get a shot or anything! What was the deal?!

Otherwise, it’s just a gorgeous fall here. Our neighborhood trees are so pretty. Today when I looked out the window, it was like it was snowing leaves out of the tree – they were just falling like a pretty, steady snow.

I’m excited – tomorrow Jude gets to come with me to BSF! Yay! I’m still reeling from the fact that my baby is 2. He may be throwing these crazy tantrums, but then he turns to smile at me, and I’m just melted. I think he knows it, too. He’s got my number.

I noticed yesterday when we were out playing with the neighbor kids that the squirrels have already started to squirrel steal away my small pumpkins. Do you remember last year? That was nuts. I literally watched a squirrel carry a small pumpkin up a tree last year. Poor little things – they were hungry.

At least if they’re going to eat up all my decorations this year, they waited until Halloween was over. However, my mind is turning towards Christmas. Since we’re leaving for the Mayo Clinic the week after Thanksgiving, I want to be sure and do my holiday decorating (i.e., put up the tree and inside decorations, wreaths, etc.) that week before we leave. Last year, it was just so much fun to see Christmas through Jude’s eyes, and I know I’ll be recovering from surgery this year and probably not feeling really up to doing a ton. So if I can get it all done beforehand, that would be great. We are not not having a Christmas tree or decorations this year b/c of my silly sickness!

What are you planning on doing in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas?