Thursday, November 26, 2009
This goofy guy makes me laugh daily and brings so much joy into my life. He's an amazing husband, father, priesthood holder, and provider...and so much more. I love you!
Our little girl, Samantha, is growing so fast and is changing daily. I can't believe how mature and smart she is! She makes me so happy and amazes me all the time. I love her sensitivity and the love she has for her friends and family. What a sweet thing!
Our little man, Parker, is such a goofball. He seriously cracks me up! I love his hugs and kisses. He's a crazy boy, but oh so sweet! He brings so much LIFE into our household. I couldn't imagine it without him!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I finally did one of the most dreaded things I've been needing to do with my 2 year old the other day....I took Parker's binky away, for good. I've tried in the past, but given in with all the crying and begging that went along with it. BUT, not this time. I told myself I wasn't going to give in and Jeremy has agreed 100%, so there you have it! It hasn't been easy. Tonight was especially hard. His binky is what soothes him to sleep, along with his bear he sleeps with. Without that binky, it's been tough to get him to go to bed. I know the next week or so will be tough, but I figure, he'll get over it and my goal will be a success. So, I know he's way too old for it, but he's so attached! That's why it's taken me so long. It's been one of those things nagging at me in the back of my mind for the past 6 months, at least. Anyways, I'm sure he won't be scarred for life and things will be ok. Right???
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Hanging out with the Bro.
Not so bad, right?
Still ok with things...
Taylee and Sam being cute, as always.
On Halloween we woke up and went to the firestation that's just down the street from us. They were having a "Haunted Firehouse". The actual firestation was haunted, while the garage part was full of activities for the kids. Face painting, pumpkin carving, and food. Parker LOVES fire trucks and stations, so it was really fun for him. And, no, the kids did not go in the haunted part. Just peeking in was enough for them.
It was finally time for trick-or-treating! The kids were so excited! First, we went to some houses in our neighborhood that we've been eyeing all month. They had lots of fun decorations and spooky things going on. We had to check it out! I took them out while Jeremy stayed home in his pirate costume and gave out candy to the kids who came by. After our neighborhood we went to our ward's trunk-or-treat. It was fun. A little too dark, with lots of kids = chaos. Oh well. Still fun. We decorated the back of our van to be "piratey", if that's a word. We then came home to our stash of candy and got everyone to bed. Jeremy and I stayed up late eating lots of their candy and corn dogs. Wierd, I know. We also watched scary shows on tv. I'd have to say, overall, it was a really fun Halloween. I expected rain, and we had none! Who would've thought!? It was great. I hope everyone had a good holiday!
Here's the roaring dragon. Scary, huh?
Jeremy and some buddies went on a hike on Mt. Rainier. No, not to the summit...That's to come later! This was just a good hike to get them pumped for the big day!
We had a fairy birthday party for our Samantha, who turned 5, as well. I already posted about that, but that's just one more thing to add to the month!
We made it out to the pumpkin patch with some family. It's become tradition, as we all get that feeling of fall. I love this patch because it's exactly what I think of when I think of a pumpkin patch...On the vine, in the mud, out in a field. You cut them yourself and bring them back on the hayride. Very fun! This year was great weather, just a bit muddy and wet from the days before. We found a great pumpkin and everyone had a great time. We topped it off with a stop for lunch at a yummy little burger joint.
Happy as can be!
They love their cousins!
On our way out the kids craved some corn on the cob.
More of October to come!