Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy [Late] Halloween

Athena's second Halloween was tons of fun! We went up and down the street trick-or-treating
, then I put Athena down and handed out candy. I did end up going with the pirate costume, and it fit perfectly and was hassle-free. She didn't really want to wear the hat, and when she did, she couldn't figure out how to put it on. We decorated the wagon with black crows to go along with the pirate theme. All in all, this year's Halloween was a success.

How did your Halloween go? What kind of costumes did everyone wear? I'd love to see pictures!

Now that Halloween is over with, Thanksgiving is the next big holiday. Last year Athena and I were at her father's house, but this year we're going to be at my grandparent's house in east Texas. I'm very much looking forward to it. :]

Recently, Athena has been getting a few of her molars in. Teething has transformed my happy, laid-back little angel into a irritable, moody, cranky little poop. She drools everywhere, nothing makes her happy, she's skipping naps, has difficult bed times and spots of diaper rash are popping up. Some temporary remedies that work for me are bath time, going outside and chewing on ice. I also love infant Tylenol and Oragel, but I'm usually out of them or Athena's hidden them somewhere. I've also heard of putting frozen fruit into a clean rag and
letting them gnaw on that, but I've never tried it, and I'm not sure if it works.

How did you survive teething? Any suggestions for what not to do?

I really hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween. Happy November!

PS: Know of anyone participating in No-Shave November? I sure do.