Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Eve

This post is a little out of order, but I'm sure you'll get over that:) Considering that Friday was the last school day before halloween, both girls had events going on in which they had to dress accordingly. Miraculously, I remembered, and had the correct attire without having to purchase a thing. (I know this doesn't mean much to you, but is very exciting to me!) Londyn dressed and ready for the pumpkin run. (Londyn came home and informed me that there were tons of other people wearing her shirt. Sorry honey, it's the $5 shirt from Target that they have every year. Of course, there were other kids wearing it, but I'm sure you were the cutest!)
Skylar dressed and ready for the harvest festival. (I'm totally getting my money's worth out of this western wear I purchased last year!)
Lincoln has been an amazing addition to our family, but we still love our girl time. Londyn has been driving me crazy all week, so I thought we probably needed to spend some quality time together. One of her favorite things to do is paint her nails, so we started out our evening with a visit to Target to purchase some nail polish, and snagged a hot chocolate at Starbucks.
We chatted over chocolate,

and painted nails for Halloween.

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HaPPy HaLLoWeeN!

We had a busy but great day today celebrating Halloween. Everyone, of course, had to sport a Halloween themed shirt during the day and costumes at night. We made a Halloween cookie pizza, Carved a pumpkin, (I just realized I didn't take a picture of the finished product.)
(We're a little late on the pumpkin carving, but better late than never, right?)

and went trick-or-treating!

Lincoln missed the whole thing, but did sleep in his skeleton costume in honor of the occasion. In between our mini Halloween adventures, we managed to get the house cleaned up and ready for a busy week ahead as I will be back at work Tuesday. All I have to say about that is BOO!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Dreams Do Come True

Really, does it get better than this?

(Sara, thanks for the beautiful picture.)

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Costumes and Carnivals

The flapper,
the bumblebee,

and the skeleton that looks more like a bag of bones. ( I think he likes his costume.)

After getting their faces painted at the church carnival

All three kids in costumes, eyes open and looking in the direction of the camera, a nearly impossible feat!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

A Bad Idea....

Agreeing to chaperone a kindergarten field trip to the pumpkin patch with an infant on the most freezing day of the year was indeed a bad idea. I feel that I'm pretty well aware of things that will stress me out and I usually try to plan accordingly. However, sometimes I let what I want to do get the best of me. Skylar actually wanted me to go on the field trip with her, and considering that I teach, this opportunity doesn't come along very often. So, I couldn't resist. I don't know why, but I didn't ask anyone to keep Lincoln. Thank heavens he is an amazing baby, and just goes with the flow as long as he is fed, but at the patch, it's not like I could put him in a stroller or do anything with him besides hold him. I'm sure the teachers and every other parent thought I was a complete idiot and a useless addition to the group as the saw me show up with a baby bundle, but somehow it managed to work. No one wandered away from my group (of course, I had an easy group thanks to the teacher), and I even got a few pics of Skylar on her first field trip. I overheard a mom saying she forgot her camera, so I told her she could use mine to take pics of her kid if she would snap a few of mine considering I didn't have a free hand. Under most circumstances, I probably wouldn't have begged someone to take pics for me, but there was no way I was going to spend an entire day lugging a baby around in the freezing cold and not come back with a picture. So, here you go, Skylar with her kindergarten class on her first ever field trip! Mrs. Goss's Kindergarten class
Skylar with her friend watching the video presentation
Milking a cow

Riding the tire swing horses

On the hayride

The perfect pumpkins

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Month

I can't believe how quickly the last 4 weeks have flown by, and this little guy is already growing like a weed. Lincoln is a great baby, and we are all head over heels in love with him. He's starting to be awake a little more, and take everything in. This isn't the best picture, but I love his shirt and cargo jeans. ( I thought I wouldn't be as tempted to buy boy clothes, but so far that isn't the case.)
Lincoln in his button up, just like daddy.

Kickin' it in spiderman onesie and sweats. (purchased by his father I might add, it's not all me this time.)
This is him about 5 minutes ago. Love those big dark eyes and full cheeks. You may also notice his hair is falling out. Between that and the absence of a neck he slightly resembles a little old man:)
The worst part of this one month birthday is that it means I have to go back to work in two weeks which I am so not ready to do.

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Blah, Blah, Blah.....

Nothing interesting to say in this post, just thought I'd update you on the reasons for my lack of blogging in case you care to know. First of all our internet has been on again off again for the last few weeks, even before the move. Our wireless hasn't worked at all, and the dial up service was occasional. I'm not very good at being stationary, so I have found this to be rather annoying. Then, my computer cord broke that charges the computer, and we were too cheap to buy a new one. Following those mishaps, I've been packing, moving, and now I've taken on the daunting task of unpacking. (And for the record, we are never moving again.) It's way too much work. Oh, and some where in there I've been taking care of Lincoln and trying to make sure that the girls have clean clothes and are on top of things at school. It's worked out ok so far, but I think the last few weeks is finally catching up with me. I'm wiped completely out, and have a long way to go to get this house in order. I'm only telling you all of this, because I have commitment issues, and if I feel like I should be doing something that I'm not, I need to offer an explanation. Yes, I know you don't actually care if I post one more picture of my children for you to view, it's all me:) So anyway, I'm going to stop yapping, and try to post about the fact that Lincoln is already one month old!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last and First

This is the last photo that will ever be taken of my children on this porch step (actually the first and last for Lincoln). It saddens me a bit, and if my life weren't so busy right now, I might even shed a tear or two. Yesterday for the first time, I also drove all three kids to Missouri by myself. It went well with only one minor mishap. I've made that drive a million times, but somehow I managed to get on the wrong highway for about 45 minutes. I almost cried, but managed to pull myself together, get back on track and have a smooth rest of the trip. Thankfully, the girls were great, and Lincoln didn't wake up once, not even with the extra detour. He apparently likes his carseat. I also managed to drive back today without a peep from the little guy. Anyway, this weekend will be busy with packing, moving and closing. When the girls return from their Fall Break Fun at the Fredendall's, they will be coming home to a brand new house. I'm a little jealous that their fall break will be full of fun and games, and mine will be full of working and moving, but I guess that's how it has to be:) I can't wait to get moved and settled!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Why We Continue To Have Children

From an accountant's perspective....
One more tax deduction

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Embellished" Pumpkins

At the pumpkin patch visit, I let the girls pick out a pumpkin to bring home, but really didn't have plans to do anything with them. It's just that what kind of mother would I be if I didn't allow them to at least bring home one pumpkin. You all know I just go to the pumpkin patch to dress them up in cute fall clothes and take a few "Fall" pictures. Anyway, while I was uploading the photos and working on the computer, Skylar told me they were going to "embellish" their pumpkins. I thought it was hilarious that she used the word embellish. (especially since the only thing she had to use was a black sharpie marker.) So she and Londyn went at it, and decorated their pumpkins with a black marker. Had I known they were planning to "embellish" the pumpkins we purchased, I would have been a little more prepared, but it was no matter to them. They had a great time, and when they were done, Skylar snuck in, got my camera to take pictures, came back in and said, "You can blog about this!" So, here you go....Skylar's "embellished" pumpkin
Londyn's "embellished" pumpkin
As goofy looking as these pumpkins are, I can't help but smile when I see them, and am proud to have them sitting on my front porch!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

We Love Pumpkins!

Today we made one of my favorite outings of the year, and it couldn't have been a more beautiful day! It is beginning to look like, smell like and feel like fall. We visited the pumpkin patch to kick off the season. My dad wasn't able to come see Lincoln last week, so he and my mom are here this weekend which made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch even better. We posed on the pumpkins....
Played in the patch and picked out a pumpkin....
Hung from the apple trees, and tried one last time to get good picture of Lincoln.
Lincoln however wasn't really impressed. He never mustered up enough energy to even open his eyes. At least he dressed the part in his fall colors:) Even though he missed it all, his presence made it more special for the rest of us.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Grandma, This Is For You....

There have apparently been concerns that I may dress my boy a little too preppy for the tastes of some. You're probably right, but for just for you, he's sporting his bibbed overalls and his best masculine face. He's even got a little food left on his chin, he's all boy! Best of all though, he likes relaxing on the adorable fisherman quilt you made for him. It suits him perfectly.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Toy Story

As you know, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are coming back to theatres soon. That just happens to be one of Kevin's all time favorite movies. Lucky for Lincoln, the Disney store was stocked with Toy Story goods, so he came home from the mall with his first Woody and Buzz. I am glad Kevin finally has a boy to buy those boyish toys for. Every year when we go Christmas shopping looking for Barbie dolls, baby dolls, and make-up, I find Kevin wandering off to the legos and transformers. We all know who the toys are really for, but at least now he has an excuse.

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