Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

Yes, I'm behind... again.  But I have a very good reason.  I'm currently participating in NaNoWriMo.  And no worries, I'll give you the quick explanation so you don't have to spend your precious time searching for what this is.  NaNoWriMo stands for "National Novel Writing Month."  It's where you join this group (no fee, purely on your own promise) and attempt to write a 50,000 word novel from November 1 through November 30.  Roughly this comes out to about 1,666 words every day.  For the last two days I've made the count by giving myself a couple of hours at night to write but this means something else has to get sacrificed and as you may have figured out... it's this blog.

But, I'm still doing it.  Just not as often as you might like.  But cut me some slack... 50,000 words is a lot.  Go ahead, you try it.

And now on to Halloween 2010.  Monkey went as The Incredible Hulk (he was a monkey last year so we couldn't replicate that).

And since he wouldn't wear his Hulk "hat" for very long, Mommy had to wear it for him.

We started off Halloween on Saturday night by attending the EAVoween.  Our neighborhood (the East Atlanta Village) sponsored an event downtown where between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM all the businesses hand out candy to children.  They also have activities like face painting, ghost stories, and other things for when Evan is older.

He loved walking around but he wasn't so sure about all the costumes.  Every time one went past (about every 10 seconds, he stopped what he was doing and stared).  Eventually he ended up on Daddy's shoulders.

Then, on Sunday, we went to Boo at the Zoo.  More little people wearing costumes, more staring by Monkey, but also the addition of a Petting Zoo and one pine cone that became Monkey's obsession.

It's hard to believe that just one year ago Monkey as only 2 months old at Halloween and we were just excited he let us prop him up on the couch for pictures.

My little man is growing up.  I'm not sure I'm mature enough to handle this.


  1. WOW! What a difference a year makes! And is he ever precious (will he be too old at 2 to still call him precious?)!!! This "Incredible Hulk" is pretty incredible, not so much a hulk.

  2. Hey Ellen! I was going to try NaNoWriMo this year but its too crazy here at Bona's. My writing club professor is doing it, though. He's blogging about it on livejournal if you're interested (or have time) to follow.

    Best of luck!!! And Evan is adorable!!!
    ~Allie Leis