Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here he is admiring a leaf that changed colors. We don't see that much down here so it was a small taste of the north!
We went trick-or-treating and it was so much fun! First we went to an area park that had a bunch of fun Halloween games and activities for kids, and then we drove to a trick-or-treat friendly neighborhood and went house to house. Chase had so much fun! He was so good about saying his "trick-or-treat's" and "thank you's," and then as soon as he got his candy he would turn around and shout, "Let's find another house!" Here are a couple photos I took of him trick-or-treating:
Chase got some "candy sticks" that looked strangely like the candy cigarettes we used to get as kids and it just felt wrong watching him eat them!
Ha ha! When we got back to the house he helped us pass out candy to the neighborhood kids, which was really fun, too.
More pictures are in our Photo Album. Happy Halloween!!
P.S. This is my third post of the day. Be sure to check out the previous posts if you haven't already!
Anyway, Chase got to help this year for the first time, but he wasn't so sure about all the "gook."
It's funny because when Brian and I were carving pumpkins for our first Halloween together nine years ago, he told me that his mom would always gut the pumpkin for him and he would just do the carving. I was like, "WHAT?!? That's cheating!" and made him gut his own for the first time. He was not (and still isn't) a big fan of it.
Chase did OK once I got the majority of the guts out, but when I stepped back to take pictures I couldn't help but laugh at the irony. My two boys (the "sissies!") were gutting the pumpkins while I (the brave one, for once) stood back and took the pictures. Brian at one point said, "What's wrong with this picture?" Ha ha!
And when we went outside to put them on the porch, Chase explored our new Grim Reaper friend at the front door:
Creepy, huh? It has made me jump on more than one occasion. More photos are in our Photo Album if you're interested!
P.S. This is my second post of the day. Be sure to check out the previous post if you haven't already!
(I would tell you the story of how Brian delivered the cupcakes to daycare the next morning and one of the teachers dropped one of the pans face-down and caused an owl mass murder scene all over the classroom floor... but then I would burst into tears. So back to the subject of domestication....)
In addition to my fabulous cupcakes, I actually MADE Chase's Halloween costume this year. I am SO proud of it. I panicked when he told me what he wanted to be because we couldn't find it in the stores anywhere (and there was no changing his mind)! So I got on the internet and thankfully found a "no sew" costume. I was still nervous to make it because I was sure I would find a way to screw it up, but it turned out great. Phew! Stay tuned for photos!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The scary thing is some people actually like it this way. What does that say about my normal hairstyle?!?
Actually, from the side it is kind of cute, in a funky sort of way (although a bit high for my taste), but the front is NOT!
UPDATE: My mom had too much fun with these photos! Click here to see what I mean!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
...and he got to feed the animals:
I managed to get him to pose for a few pictures while we were there (we bribed him with a chocolate cookie... that's my boy)! We have learned we can't say, "Smile!" to get a nice picture of him or we get this:
But we finally figured out if we can get him to laugh the results are much better:
After all that he got to jump around in the hay:
The more he jumped the less air he got under him. And then he realized he could throw the hay, too (Facebook viewers, click "View Original Post" to see this video)!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So of course I took full advantage of the photo opportunities!
(That's the beautiful face he makes when I say, "Smile!")
This next picture makes me laugh because it looks like he's trying to take a bite of the water:
That's my cutie!
There are lots more photos in our Photo Album if you're interested!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The first one is entitled "The Helpful Dinosaurs:"
After I turned off the video he said to me (after I helped one of his dinosaurs climb back up the cliff), "That's good helping, Mommy." I love it when he praises us ("Good job, Mommy!"). It is too cute.
Our second film is entitled "The Dancing Dinosaurs:"
I'm pretty sure when Brian gets home we will have dinosaurs fighting each other again. But when Daddy's away, Mommy gets to play her way! Ha ha!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Yes, our baby is wearing big boy underwear. He has been getting really good about going potty (#1 and #2 now... I know that's probably TMI for some of you!) so we bought him a few pair to try out at home on the weekends. We aren't all about wearing them full time yet, but he has done well in them!
Quick story: I noticed Chase's new undies had a little flap in the front and I thought that was SO cute. So when I took him to go potty I showed him how to use it. It was a lot harder to open than I thought it would be, but I managed. So he peed, thinking he was so cool. But then afterward I couldn't get it back in! I started laughing so hard and Chase just took off running into the kitchen to show daddy. "It's stuck, Daddy! It's stuck!" As he ran around the house with it flapping out the front of his underwear I could not pull myself together. Brian was like, "Ummm, I don't think anyone actually uses those flaps." Wait....
Why in the world do you put them there then? I was very disappointed. I mean, every girl dreams of that kind of easy access and you guys don't even use it?!? That's just wrong!
At any rate, I guess we'll go back to pulling the underwear down when we pee from now on. *sigh* It's just not as fun!
P.S. This is my third update today. See the previous post, as well as the one dated 9/20!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Chase's friend Tyler gave him his old tricycle. Wasn't that nice of him? We went outside to play with it, but before we could concentrate on the bike, the trash can just had to be brought in (Chase's new favorite job):
Chase gave the bike a fair shot for a couple minutes...
...but then decided he liked pushing it around better:
And then when he got tired of the bike, we played ball for awhile:
(I hate that the ugly side of the neighbor's house is always in the background of our "playing outside" photos! Nothing like an A/C unit and a random hose coming up out of the ground to enhance a priceless photo of your child!)
Anyway, the bike has been a bit lonely since....
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