Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We had a cold and wet Halloween. Our neighbors met at the circle and passed out candy to each other, which was great to see everyone. Eli only got scared once which was pretty good! Madison stayed in her car seat in the car instead of in the rain! Our kings had no worthy opponents to fight, but they tried to battle folks!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

At the table

Finally I get to join the table instead of being stuck in the bouncer seat on the floor! Now is only they will start giving me food. . .

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What a ham.

The babies of the family are supposed to be clowns and always wanting to get a laugh. The way they try to get attention away from the older, more serious ones. Well no one informed Eli that he isn't the baby anyway, as his first question is always "funny mommy" meaning am I funny, or he says "I'm silly" a lot!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Mess free pumpkin decorating!!!! What a great idea and fun at grandma and grandpa's!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Someone fell asleep while watching me fold clothes! I guess it wasn't entertaining enough!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Luke has one more game left in soccer! Despite not wanting to play at first he has become quite the little soccer player. He is very aggressive on offensive, going after the ball when on offense ad driving it towards the goal! Last week he had about 7 open shots on goal and missed them all either because he over shot, misses kicking the ball totally, or just kicked it out of bounds. Last night was different: he had 3 good shots on goal and made them all!! So he got his first hat trick!! One more game, parents v kids!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Luke wasn't really into coloring a whole lot prior to starting school.  He colored a little in pre-school, but he never sat at home for longer than 10 mins at home coloring.  Something has changed as that is now his favorite activity.  He has a ziplock bag with his special crayons( a pack he got from preschool).  That he keeps separate from our crayon container.  The other day he broke a crayon and wanted to sharpen it like you would do a pencil.  So the next time I went to the store I came home with the gigantic 64 pack of crayons with the pencil sharpener.  The coolest thing when I was a kid, as you got 5 shades or so of each color with cool names like periwinkle, burnt sienna, and Granny Smith green.  So he starts using the colors to color things and he says mom I need a blue.  So I look it he box and pull out all the shades of blue: light blue, periwinkle, robins egg blue, turquoise blue, and blue just to name a few.  He looks at them and says which one is blue, I said they are all blue. He says no, b-l-u-e.  then he proceeds to pick up each crayon and find the one the just has blue as a color.  He doesn't want the fancy color, just straight blue.  So I could have saved myself 3.30 if they just sold a crayon sharpener, but instead I have 8 crayons he will use (the basic colors) and 56 he won't!!!  Which is why we had 3 more kids because they will use them!  Graham likes the weird colors like melon and sea green!   Eli is more into markers currently and tries to see which has more marker, his hands (or other body parts) or the table!