Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

Halloween has been a total blast this year!!!! Last year was, well, torture in my book. Ethan wouldn't wear a costume, and he was just too young to really do anything with. This year is the total opposite!
Yesterday we went trick-or-treating at Lonnie's work and Ethan did a phenomenal job, considering how shy he usually is. For one, he actually walked the whole time! He usually wants to be carried everywhere we go, especially if there are lots of people around. And he actually went up to people and took the candy from them, and sometimes even reached in the bowl and got it himself. Huge for him! Eli just loved looking around at everything and everyone. Oops, though, no pictures.

Tonight we went to the Benders for a Halloween party, which was a blast. We got great pictures and Ethan loved playing with his buddies. On the way home we stopped at a church's Trunk-or-Treat and got some extra candy, too.

Enjoy our cute boys!

Caden and Keira look like giants in this picture!
Hello? Anyone there???

This picture got out of place and Blogger won't let me fix it, but this is our 'spooky treat.' Rachel saw this graveyard cake on the Today Show and wanted to try it. Rachel requested Lonnie's mad cake-decorating skills, and together they put together the AWESOME treat! Even won the best spooky treat award!
This is just too funny....Lonnie looks great, Eli's trying to eat the banana, and Ethan's distracted by who knows what...

Tomorrow we're excited to actually trick or treat for real in our neighborhood - another first. It'll be fun!!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


We went camping this weekend with a bunch of our friends and had a WONDERFUL time! This was the largest group we've ever gotten together; we took up 5 campsites! (of course, did I get pictures of everyone? No!) There's just nothing like being outside, spending time with friends, and watching the kids play together.
We did, however, get rained out. We knew the forecast was calling for nasty storms, but we figured we'd enjoy the fall weather as long as we could before the rain came. We ended up packing up and heading home Saturday night.

I never tire of seeing these boys play together...
And this one, man...he has got to be the happiest baby in the world. You'll see he's grinning from ear to ear in every single picture.

Taking an illegal ride with everyone crammed in the back to the playground.

Men doing important things...
And you can't camp without digital reception to watch the Hogs game! (at least that's what the men think)
After the rain hit....chillin' in the camper.

We're looking forward to spring when we can camp again!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So Handsome!


Can you tell who is in the picture that Keira's holding? It's not her Momma!

Her fabulous Aunt Margaret! That's me at 5 years old, just like Keira. Isn't that crazy?!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Bath Time

I think I'll be taking lots of bath pictures in the next few months; the boys are just too cute playing together!

If you know me very well at all, you know I can't STAND mohawks, but I gotta admit, it's pretty stinkin' cute on this little guy!

Other stuff....
Eli loves being able to sit up and play with toys (and boy, does Mommy love it!)

Eli has made feeding time an adventure lately. He LOVES to blow raspberries as I put food in his mouth. On this particular night, I just decided to stop wiping off his face and see how messy he would get.
Yum yum!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

6 month stats

I guess I forgot to post Eli's stats from his 6-month check-up last week.

Weight - 17 pounds, 7 ounces - 53rd percentile
Height - 27 inches - 77th percentile

He's sitting up soooo well now and continues to be an extremely happy, smiley baby. He is not crawling, but gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. He eats 6-8 ounces four times a day. He's eating cereal, vegetables, and we've started a few fruits. He wears size 3 diapers and both 6-9 and 12 month clothes. He LOVES his big brother and loves to wrestle with him. He goes to bed at 7:00 every night; we just lay him down and he conks out on his own, then sleeps all night. Love it!
We are so blessed to have him in our family!


Wow, these boys love each other! Ethan loves to wrestle with Eli, and I'm surprised at how much Eli wrestles back! His newest thing is to pull Ethan's hair, so Ethan is constantly telling him, "Don't pull my hair, Eli!" Too funny.

Is this not hysterical??? They'll hate me for it someday...

This one was taken at CampQuest, as we were setting up the camper. (One of about three pictures taken all weekend. Grrrrr...)
Goodness, Keira is getting more beautiful by the day!
When you ask Ethan how old he is, he'll say two, then show you these two fingers. Strange...
Another side note...
Both the boys are running fevers right now, so we could use prayers for the fevers to subside and for Lonnie and I to NOT get sick.