Sorry if this was so all over the place, but I really just wanted to get this out for my own purpose, so when times get crazy, I can look at this and remember what I felt and why.
Ok, so on a totally unrelated subject, my sister told me that on the Tylenol website, you can download a $5 dollar coupon because of the whole cough and cold fiasco. So thats pretty much a free bottle-so take advantage.
Sweet little Av's was our little devil for the night. This costume seems to fit because she has been a little devil lately. Teething is NOT FUN.
We were so lucky to have Barb, Blake, Sophie, and Ana visiting with us for the weekend. They came with us and joined in the carnival fun (as much fun as you can have standing around doing nothing. Its not the same when your kids arent involved. Thanks for being good sports !!!!) The kids loved having cousin Ana here to play with and to babysit. Thanks Ana for coming. We loved having you!!!
Im so mad that I didnt get any pictures of the weekend, but Barb is more of a camera phobe than I am. Us together ='s NO pictures.
The boys and Lani loved playing games with their dad. Im so glad he is a playful dad becasue there is nothing I hate worse than carnival games.
This weekend we are having a trunk or treat and then the kids have Monday and Tuesday off of school and then Wed. is Halloween. I better put on my creative hat and make this a fun, spooky weekend.
There are a few things that I love about where we live, and one is that they are really into extracirricular activites. I signed the kids up for ice skating lessons, and let me tell you that it is pure comedy. Lani doesnt move anymore than a few inches at a time, and Noah thinks he's a pro. They were falling like every minute
This picture is kinda blurry, so sorry. When Noah saw that some of the kids were skating fast, he thought that it must be easy. He took off and then fell so hard. When we first got there, we didnt see any boys and he told me that ice skating was for girls and he wasnt going to do it. I told him that if he wanted to play ice hockey, he had to learn from the bottom. We saw boys when we got inside, and that made him happy. Notice the back of his shirt is soaking wet. This was only after about 20 minutes on the ice. The kids are having so much fun doing this. Next on the list, learn to ski/snowboard. The school takes them every friday during ski season and teaches them. Noah will snowboard and Lani will ski. I cant wait!!!
It was a semi-nice day, so I sent the kids out to play. Tyson is the funniest kid. He loves to make things out of anything he can find. He created his own drumset. We dont have drum sticks so he used my wooden spoons (which were both broken by the end of his jam session) I love the helmet and his glove with the fingers cut out. We love this guy.
This was the project that I did at my enrichment night. I havent got the ribbon for the sides yet, but you wrap in in ribbon and tie a bow on the top. I think they turned out so cute. I did each of the kids names in a different color. (it says "I am a child of God" in case you cant read it)
We had a lazy dinner night the other night and Bill made breakfast burritos. Tyson decided that he didnt want them and he was going to make his own. Caleb thought it looked so yummy.
I think he took one bite and decided the breakfast burrito was better!!
And last but not least....
Lani has had a loose tooth for like 2 weeks. This thing will not come out. We tried wiggeling it, tying dental floss around it and yanking it. It is the most stubborn tooth. Of course, now that I missed pictures with the changing leaves, she is going to have a toothless smile and short hair. (and a red nose from the cold) I guess I learned my lesson on why procrastination is not a good thing.
Avery is so animated. She has about 1000 different facial expressions. She has mastered the dirty looks. I was trying to take some pictures of her and she was not havin it. She just wanted to crawl around.
We have a storage closet in our house and I was rearranging it, I walked out for about 30 seconds and when I came back, this is where she was. The step ladder was closed.
Avery loves to put anything and everything in her mouth. She has figured how to pick up the small things with her fist, and then she puts her entire fist in her mouth and gets the prize. Her favorite....CHEERIOS. At least its healthy.
We know that Avery is tired when she falls asleep anywhere. She is such a habit creature that she can only sleep in her crib. Sundays are hard because we are at church during her big naptime. She is so cute when she sleeps. The second you give her her blankie, she puts it to her face, sucks her thumb and crashes.
We are so blessed to have this sweet angel in our house. From her big slobber kisses to her big, bright eyes, she is such a light in our home. I get so sad sometimes because she is growing so fast and I am really going to miss her sweet baby face and miss her cuddles. But I also really enjoy watching her learn new things. Happy 8th month sweet girl!!! We love you so much.
This is in our back yard-this hill will be so nice when it is covered with snow-PERFECT sledding hill.
And Avery was just so happy watching them from the window in her nice, warm house
The part I hate the worst is the "after". Our little mud room was covered with wet clothes, gloves, jackets and shoes. I was left to clean up while the kids jumped in the hot bath. Fun for them,not so much for me!!!!