headband c/o Emma's KlosetLoving: all the Halloween/Fall fun we are having with Mia so far! Everything is so new and exciting again, seeing it through Mia's eyes. I can't wait to share what we've been up to and the happiness it brings our favorite little girl!
Reading/Watching: Once again, I'm not reading anything new. But we did pull out some fun Halloween themed books for Mia :)
We are slowly but surely making our way through our Netflix queue! We finished Psych (weirdest ending, ya'll. Thoughts??) and now we are watching Bones. This has probably been our favorite series on Netflix! The only thing that would make me happier is if Netflix would stream NCIS! I'm a sucker for those types of shows :) I'm also watching Pretty Little Liars in my down time and I kind of think this is the perfect month to catch up on that show!
Trying to: gear up for getting rid of Mia's binky. I have such mixed thoughts about this, and to be honest? I wish I would have lost the binky when Mia was 9-11 months old, which is when I heard the best time to do that is, but I didn't want her to cling to nursing (human binky? no thank you!) so I let her keep it. She's pretty much only had the bink for nap/bed time and in the car since she was just a few months old, but lately she can barely survive the car without it. She demands to have her "gee-gy" before we are finished buckling her in and it's driving me crazy. So even though I know how much she loves it, and it brings her such comfort, it's time to get rid of it! I don't want to lose my mind, or my patience over her need to the binky and it's time for her to learn to cope. But gosh, it's going to break my heart just as much as it breaks hers when we take it away. I'm already dreading the day!! (Advice is welcome for the weaning process!)
Wishing: that Eric and I could have more date nights! We've only been out on one date (aside from an hour excursion at his work) since our Boston trip, yikes! It's so hard to nail down a babysitter in this town and we can't travel to family every week to have a babysitter. We try to make the most of our time at home and we have the funnest family outings... but I wish we could have one day a week where we could escape from our home, our responsibilities and stresses for a couple hours and just focus on us. Have fun together, be care free together, bond and rediscover different areas of our relationship. And I'll be honest, I feel a little guilty taking Eric away from Mia just to spend some time with me, but man, I think we really need it!
Excited for: Trick or Treating with Mia! We will probably only take her to a couple homes but she was too young for it last year, so this will be her first time! Mia seems so big these days, and with her second birthday fast approaching, it makes my momma heart happy to realize that we still get to experience these silly, but fun and happy "firsts" with her!