It has been a crazy month. I literally blinked my eyes and October is over. Started the month out with the Buddy Walk in Seattle (October is National DS Awareness month) Carter ended up sick after the walk and experiencing his first fever and awful cold. Followed by Robin's birthday party. . ARRR, the pirate celebration. Then I got extremely sick which we believe was the swine flu although our family doctor would not see me because of all the hype about the swine. I was terribly sick and actually missed an entire week of work but I don't think it is as crazy as everyone is acting or how the media is making it seem. My biggest concern was Carter so our pediatrician recommended he get the vaccine because of my symptoms and so far he has been fine.
Next was Eric's big 30th birthday party at the Snoquamlie Casino. Great to see friends and celebrate my precious hubby's birthday but I will never return to that dreadful place. So much cigarette smoke that I took two showers, that night and the next day. I was home by 10 and Eric lived out his thirties into the wee hours of the night.
This week I finished conferences up at school, which are always delightful. And we celebrated Carter's first Halloween this weekend. He was quite the fierce lion. We also get to celebrate my Mom's birthday today, so we are headed down to Alki to eat at Dukes. It is absolutely gorgeous outside, so I hope my brother can take some family pictures for Christmas cards. Christmas? AAAHHH, I can't believe it is almost Christmas. Which means my little C-bug will be one in one month. This time last year I was as big as a house and counting down the days until he arrived. Our lives have completely changed since he has arrived. I don't remember what it was like without him here. Little did we know he was the child we always wanted and needed. His smile can light up a room, his laugh sometimes even makes me cry because it is the sweetest sound I have ever heard. Our son is the most amazing little man and he hasn't even turned a year yet, I can't even imagine the things he will do throughout life. He is going to change the world, one person at a time. I know he has changed my world. And if you have met him, he has probably changed your world too.