Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween from the Wicked Witch and her two little monsters!
Halloween festivities began early this year, with a fun festival (to include a trunk or treat!) at church the weekend before. The kids liked the cupcake walk, fishing for a prize, balloon animals, and trying to eat a donut off the string without the use of their hands.
 A task not so easy for a 5 year old, and a lot harder for a two year old!

Jake's kindergarten classroom was visited by many a super hero, witches, and the occasional Peter Pan the afternoon of Halloween. Mom got to come and help run the games for the party.
Trying to throw rings onto the stem of a pumpkin wasn't easy, unless you're less than 12 inches away. (Cheater, cheater, Pumpkin Eater Jacob!)
"I'm watching you!"
We spent Halloween evening with friends, eating dinner at the Wahlquist's house and trick or treating together afterwards. It was cold, and my little Minnie Mouse quickly tired of trick or treating. "Mommy, take me home. Go to bed." "All done." "Carry me!" Jake, on the other hand, would have kept on all night. What's a little cold when there's candy to be had?!? :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Leaves have Fallen

Yeah! The leaves have finally fallen off the trees in our backyard. Time to rake them into a gigantic pile and play!!
Makenna buried in a pile of leaves. Ummm...I think there's something stuck on my forehead!

My turn! My turn!
Random face plant into the leaves...
...and the resulting leaf-on-tongue from said face plant. How does it taste, Jake?
This picture completely reminds me of cheerleaders holding onto pom poms.
One, two, three, toss!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

She's a Big Kid Now!

I'm sure Makenna will shoot me one day for posting it, but this picture depicts her big kid-ness: sitting on the potty chair with a triumphant "have potty power!" And she surely does. We're fully into week four of potty training and she is doing so well. In all reality, she was ready months ago. I was the one who had to bite the bullet and just do it. 
And then add to it a big kid bed (which she stays in sometimes...) This little two and a half year old is growing up

Mom says I can't jump, but I can dance on my bed!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time Out

Though my kids don't like time out, I sure needed one this weekend. And Time Out for me meant a weekend of talking, laughing, good food (mmm Café Rio), good company, shopping, staying up too late, listening to some uplifting speakers, and enjoying a much needed break. And thank you to my wonderful husband for keeping the kids so happy that they're disappointed when I return. :)