October 21, 2008

Extremely Cautious Optimism

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who's left comments wondering how/where we are. You are all lovely, and I am moved to find that you are concerned. I won't say this is a return for good, because clearly promising that in the various last posts has been for naught - so instead I'll just say that today was a good day. Lots of smiles,



some curiosity,



and much happy giggling all around.



Each of which is quite a soothing balm for the soul.

Today was also Lara's first trip to the dentist, which discomfort she bore with minimal crying and general stoicism - and, as an extra bonus, no cavities! Yay us with the (some would say spotty) brushing!

And while filling out all sorts of forms at the dentist's office, I kept having to write out today's date, so that it finally dawned on me - Halloween is ten days away! We have no costume in sight! So, dear Internet friends, before I am reduced to scouring the mall for some pink getup, I welcome any and all of your suggestions! The main limitation is that the costume have no head piece - she's become quite hat/headband averse. What are your kids wearing? Is it lame to dress Lara up in a Star Trek uniform if she has no clue what that is (that's my latest and greatest idea)? Or is it cool to display our interests through our child?

9 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Anna. So glad to hear you had a good day. I am always checking the blog and wondering about you, and then say, 'as soon as things quiet down I am going to call Anna.' But it is never quiet here so I just need accept it and get used to doing things with noise. Will call soon. Miss you.

mwg said...

KNOCK ON WOOD!!! .. and wishing you more smiles

Tigermom said...

Welcome back.

No creative costume ideas, just the usuals, ghosts, pumpkins, princesses, candy, fruit...

ANI said...

congratulations on Ikea Hacker, BTW. Very nice projects.

What would Mookie do? said...

I've been an admirer of your blog for sometime. Didn't think how much I like keeping up with your good stuff until you were gone. Good to see you back.

M. B. Karger said...

So nice to see a post from you again - I too have been sorely absent.

For headpiece-free costume ideas, I suggest the "type" of costumes in which Lara is "in situ" of the costume theme. For example, Her little face could peek out from a grocery bag filled with other grocery items (real or crafted). Or maybe she's the rider (and front leg provider) of a pony. Or, really, any basic object (lego block, sandwich, planet) with arms, legs, and a head poking out.

Then again, if your craftiness is leaning toward Star Trek... make it so! Good luck.

Linda said...

So good to see the smiling face, loved the Lego idea (since this is a favorite)

Anonymous said...

My nephew was a doctor last year. Just need scrubs and a cheap Dr kit from target.

Molly said...

You could hand make her a pumpkin costume or sunshine out of cardboard and paint, just apply straps over her arms. Have a wonderful weekend.
~ Molly P