Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Little Fall Fun, Part 2

I really hate sharing a computer! Must. Get. New. Computer. I'm getting so behind on backing up photos and posting them to eventually put into a book for Mr. No. Here is the 2nd part (finally!) of Mr. No's Fall fun, aka the rest of October minus the Old Sturbridge Village photos.

Mr. No is finally taking an interest in drawing.  He likes crafts because he wants things to clearly look like a specific thing that everyone can identify.  I can see how it would be frustrating for people to say 'Oh that's so cute, what is it?' all of the time.  I did read some article years ago on how you're supposed to say "Tell me about it?" so you don't bruise their egos.  Mr. No is not fooled by that.  He rolls his eyes and says it's a monster (or whatever)  and it's face is right there, Mo-om.  (You know that sarcastic, sassy version on Mom that I can't stand.) So I just say, "what did you draw?" before I even look at the paper.  Luckily he'll happily tell me and it's not insulting to him. Phew.  And now he's a little more interested and finally drew his first person all by himself.  I think it's the cutest person ever!

cutest little person ever!

drawing with the neighbor

We made sidewalk paint for the first time.  Mr. No was super excited about this and, of course, helped by squeezing in the food coloring.  He loved pouring them out far more than painting with them.  He did end up making an interesting little picture, though.

his little creation

not sure what this face was all about...
Nana and Papa signed Mr. no up for soccer this fall.  He fought going every time, had a blast while he was there and then complained about it later on.  Mr. No just does NOT like to be told what to do or how to do things.  He did learn a little about soccer, had some fun and loves doing the statue pose.

It was also our first year decorating outside (a little bit) for Halloween.  Mr. No is all about the holidays this year.  He's so excited for his birthday party and Christmas that I'm afraid he's going to explode.  It's adorable and very draining at the same time.  Here are our leaf stuffed ghosties!

Our awesome kid's museum pass also gets us into the Ecotarium for free!  Mr. No loves any kid of museum or any place with animals so it's a hit with him. We met Mr. No's friend, Noodle, and her mom there for a little play time fun.  The Nos are just adorable together.

everyone crammed in the wind tunnel
Mr. No squished in the middle

following Noodle around

sitting together, learning about turtles

Mr. No's amazing ferret show!

And last is the Halloween festivities!  Mr. No's trick or treat was pushed back this year due to the freak October snowstorm.  He did get to have a Halloween parade at school (where it rained, of course, and they had to parade inside) and went trick or treating in Nana's neighborhood which is awesome for trick or treating. Lots of festive houses and lots of candy!  He was a fire chief, a costume he picked at the last minute.  I think it was because the fire department visited his school right before we went to get a costume.

school parade...he held up the line hiding his face from pictures

all ready to go!
Trick or Treat!

heading back to Nana's after a long night begging for candy
 Now I just have to go through the Old Sturbridge Village and Thanksgiving photos before Christmas comes.  I have a feeling his birthday party photos will be posted first.  I am a little stressed about his party.  I'm making all the decorations and cake for his candy land party and I hope they look okay!  We'll find out on Sunday.  Eek!

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