I really liked this series when I started posting them back in September, but I somehow managed to fall completely off the wagon in October. Let’s try to remedy that situation now… 😉

Swim Class Survival
After watching from the sidelines as Sara did swim class with Christopher for the last however many months, I finally had to fill in because she had surgery and couldn’t go in the water one week, and it actually ended up being a lot of fun. I was a little anxious about the whole thing leading up to it, but there were only a few other kids in the class and his instructor ended up being really great about showing me all of the different things that they had been doing. And he went underwater for a few seconds all by himself!!! Seriously, where was this class when *I* was a kid?!

Christopher’s First Halloween Was Great!
He was a baby dragon, and also Mickey Mouse at one point, and both were equally adorable … although the dragon candy bowl picture just slays me… 😀

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I Voted
It didn’t work, but at least I tried. Our voting system needs a lot of work here in America.

Smooth Birthday Celebrations with Baby
With last week being Sara’s birthday, we ended up going out for a nice dinner at the restaurant in the hotel where we got married, and despite me being nervous about how he was going to act in a more formal setting (he’s kind of been a little nightmare for me lately), he was actually quite behaved the entire night. Admittedly it helped that there were a few other couples with babies there, too, so at least we weren’t the only that couple, but all in all I think he did good! He did give me a bit of a run for my money in the bathroom because they didn’t have a changing table and I had to do it in the sink, and I’m still not on the same page as my wife with regards to taking him to a movie in the afternoon, but it was a nice night and good for us to get out of the house because we kind of spend a lot more time there than we used to right now.

Baby’s First Safari
Also last weekend we took Christopher over to the Animal Kingdom for his first visit to that park – had lunch at Rainforest Cafe where he got to sit by the elephants, and then pretty much spent the rest of the afternoon walking around looking at the various animals around the park. He slept on and off a lot and we didn’t really get to do rides or anything, except for Kilimanjaro Safaris, which apparently I haven’t been on for a long time because I didn’t realize that they’d pulled the whole poaching bit out of the story altogether! It was fun and it was nice to finally get over there because Animal Kingdom is a park that I just hate to do if it’s not cooler out, so the weather cooperated at least for that part of the day, and there was much rejoicing.

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New iPhones!!!
And lastly, I already posted about this earlier in the week, but Sara and I finally upgraded our phones, taking the huge leap from 4 to 6 on Tuesday, and I don’t know about her but I’m loving mine so far. It feels like a new toy all over again, I’m re-exploring apps old and new like crazy, and it’s nice to have a phone that doesn’t give me crap trying to play music in the car anymore, too! Just need to remember to take our old ones in for trade-in tomorrow so that we can get those promotional credits coming that made the upgrade possible in the first place!

Lots of stuff going on right now leading up into the holidays and life is extraordinarily chaotic, but let’s meet back here in a week’s time and we’ll see if I can’t come up with three new positives to post here again! 🙂

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