Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trunk or Treat

The kids had a blast at this year's Trunk or Treat. They love going around the parking lot with all theirfriends, and Brinley even had fun getting to walk around this year with daddy. Jasen even won the "Most Original Costume" award this year!










Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scouts

At tonight's pack meeting, Jasen finally received his Bobcat and Tristan received his showman pin.




Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Festival

Tonight was the boys' annual Fall Festival at school. They had a great time playing games, going through the hunted house, and hanging out with their friends. This year, we have the Stay Puft Marshmellow man, Colonel Sanders, Elroy Jetson, and Dorothy :) They always get tons of compliments on their costumes, and several of the teachers this year came and told us how much they look forward to seeing our kids' costumes every year!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hunterisms

Today I was doing laundry, and I asked Hunter to bring my dirty basket downstairs for me. He brought it down and I said "Hey buddy, will you run up and get my bra for me, so I can wash it too?" Hunter says "Your WHAT?? Is that the thing that goes on your boobies?" Yep. He brought it down pinched in two fingers with the most horrified look on his face. :)

A little later in the day, I was getting ready to make him lunch. He said he wanted a ham and cheese sandwich. I told him we had run out of ham and asked if peanut butter and jelly would be ok instead. He sighed very loudly and said "No. (another very loud sigh) I guess I'll just have to take a PB and J."

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nursery

Today was Brinley's first day at nursery. Cahl and I have been taking her in every now and again to get used to the other kids and teachers, especially since she's always been so clingy. She's done really well for the last few months, and today she did really well. When I dropped her off, I stood aside for a few minutes to watch her and she just made herself comfortable at a table and completely ignored me. She did really well for over an hour, and then decided that she was done for the day. I am so proud of her for doing so well!


Ready for Nursery!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Brinley




Little Miss Brin is 18 months old now, and she is a certifiable terror! She is into EVERYTHING, and wreaks havoc everywhere she goes. I feel like every time I get one mess cleaned up, she already has another one waiting for me.

*She weighs 25 pounds and is 31 1/4 inches tall.

*She just moved into size 2T clothing, and is in a size 5 or 6 shoe. She also still wears size 5 diapers.

*She now has 10 teeth- 4 molars, the top 4 front teeth, and the middle 2 bottom.

*Her hair is just as crazy as ever. Super curly and getting long. She loves it when I put bows or clips in, but loves it more when she yanks them out.

*She loves to turn the tv off, which torments her brothers to no end.

*She also still loves to pull the books off the shelves, and anything out of any drawers or cabinets she can get into.

*She recently discovered price tags, and will pick any price tag off anything. Mostly books and dvd's.

*She is now big enough to stand on the back of the couch and get into anything on the pony wall, including diapers and wipes, which she will trail all over the house.

*She is still obsessed with the toilets, and if she finds an unlocked door she'll dunk anything and everything into the water, including now clean laundry.

*She LOVES music. She'll quit whatever she's doing to dance and twirl anytime music comes on.

*She loves her princess shoes that Cahl got her. She puts them on and clomps all over the tile.

*She loves to look at herself in the mirror. Or at pictures on the phone or computer.

*She loves water. Taking baths, showers and swimming.

*She is terrified of sitting on the toilet. I've tried putting her on it a few times is she starts to pee, and she hates it and tries to claw her way off.

*She is starting to talk more. She says more (mot-mot), uh oh, get down (dit dooown), mama, dada, daddy, doggy, birdie (doggy). And she just squeals for anything else she wants.

*She still likes to rock to sleep, although she is getting better about putting herself to sleep on the couch when it's nap time.

*She loves to mess with the computers. She'll steal the mouse and run away with it, or turn off the laptop when you're in the middle of something.

*She loves to give kisses and hugs. And we love to give them right back!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Red Rock

Yesterday we took a family outing to Red Rock. We hit up the new visitor's center, then drove up to the picnic area. After we had eaten, we headed up the mountain on a hike. The trail we took was not too bad, fairly steep but easy ground, and just over 3 miles round trip. At the very top there is a little pond, and the boys had a great time wading and looking for frogs. I'm so proud of the boys. All 3 of them walked the entire way by themselves and never complained. On the way home we went out to Bonnie Springs in search of burros, and we found one! We pulled over and all got out to feed him our leftover fruit. He was very friendly, and we named him Gimpy Gus due to his injured ankle. He even followed me back to the car, and stuck his nose through the window to steal more chips and kisses. The boys thought it was hysterical that their mom had kissed an ass! I'm glad we went out and had a nice family day, and I'm glad the kids had so much fun.







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Almost there!




















And she's done!