Thursday, September 12, 2013

the long awaited mantle switch

Remember how I used to switch out the items on our mantle seasonally?  And by "seasonally", I really mean about every other month.  Well, gone are the days of leisurly mantle decorating, but I still managed to take down the flowers and such that had been up since, oh, March, and put up some pumpkins.  

If you recall, I won these pumpkins last year and it was one of the highlights of the fall for me.  So I was super excited to pull them out of the closet and admire them again.  Arthur was also quite taken with them and helped me set everything up.  Then he stood back and suggested that we take pictures of the whole thing and I thought to myself, "you fit in here quite well, little buddy."

The white lights never actually made it down after last Christmas and I have decided that I'm okay with that.  It's been quite a year.  And I love strands of white lights, so, win-win.  

In other news, today during lunch, Arthur wanted to pretend that I was him and he was me.  He's just started doing this and I find it fascinating to see how I am portrayed by a two year old.  The first thing he wanted to do, as me, was give me a hug.  I inwardly patted myself on the back for being such a good mom- that's what stands out to my kid!  I give hugs!  

The second thing he wanted to do, as me?  Pretend to wax his eyebrows by putting slices of deli meat across his eyes and then pulling them off really fast.  

You win some, you lose some.  


  1. You are an incredible mom but I can't stop laughing over the picture in my head of Arthur waxing his eyebrows with lunch meat! How funny is that?

  2. Oh my gosh. I'm super bummed out that I missed this. That's going on our list of things to do next time I visit.

  3. Those pumpkins you won look great with the lights. Sounds like little Arthur is a character! Happy fall



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