Shawn was helping Celia practice standing on Friday night and today I looked over and there she was standing holding onto a little trampoline. I guess she figured that out. Ah, my girl is growing up too quickly.
Halloween always brings a flurry of activity at our house so I'm determined to stay up to date on our fun times. Today Noah had a preschool Halloween program. I am one lucky mom when it comes to costumes. Our boys want to dress up in what we have, amen for that! Noah is a Nebraska football player this year. Unfortunately his helmet kept me from getting any really good shots of him singing but he did a fabulous job.
This picture cracks me up. Every big group photo I took has Spiderman dominating. It was such a funny costume in person with fake muscles and the kid had a perpetual scowl.
You better believe Micah wore his football uniform too.He came in fully dressed while I was in the shower.
For good measure, here's Celia enjoying some quiet play time while her brothers rest.
I had been looking for a fall hat for Celia without much luck. On Saturday we received a package from my dear friend, Ashleih, with this inside. I think the color on our baby girl is perfection. So girly and over the top cute.
This is who is spending the most time in the exersaucer these days. He can get in himself but yells for help when he wants out.
Tonight Shawn is out of town and Noah and Celia were asleep. Micah was still up because he had taken a nap. Anyhow, Celia woke up so I went to rock her. Micah was in her room with us for part of the time then left and I assumed he was playing in his room. I went to check and he was in Noah's room stuffing his pajama bottoms with cars to haul out of there. Of course they all fell to his ankles which he did not like but he is resourceful, figuring out how to score a big load in a hurry under his sleeping brother's nose.
I cannot say how many times a day I say I love that cute little bugger. He is SO cute and such a stinker. Shawn calls it spirit. Depending on the day I typically have other names for it. He challenges my motherhood muscle every day. He is also such a lover. Throughout the day he will say out of the blue, "Mom. I love you. I love you a lot." He usually goes through everyone else who is there, telling them he loves them too. He yells when he gets to Celia, every time. Shawn thinks it is because he assumes she can't hear him since she doesn't answer back. There is nothing better than me listening to the boys playing from afar and hearing Micah tell Noah he loves him. Sigh.
Tackle football is a new obsession. I'm not remotely into them playing contact sports...I'm their mom! However, watching them in the yard playing with Shawn, my heart about jumped out of my chest with love. It's that dad with kids thing. Gets me every time.
Today Celia is 7 months old. I'm feeling bittersweet about this one. I realize she is still very much a baby but now that she is on the other side of nearing one it makes me a bit weepy. I adore having a baby in the house.
She has been doing the low crawl for a couple of weeks now. It is changing life at our house. Now there are three going in three directions. Things are busy. :)
We play a lot of fire fighter at our house. Each boy has his own ladder truck (Micah's crib and Noah's bed) and Dad is always the fire chief giving them directions with the bullhorn. We have now added an additional member to the team. Micah has proclaimed Celia as the requisite dalmation, dubbing her Sparky. In the middle of fighting a big blaze Micah will walk over and touch her head and say things like, "Are you alright Sparky, the fire is not too close."
I gave Celia frozen blueberries and you can bet the boys were not going to miss out. Such a yummy mess. I couldn't stop thinking of a book we read about a blue mouth outing the thief of a blueberry pie.
Unfortunately I must report that Noah shoved part of a cucumber up his nose at dinner on Friday. Thankfully after a lot of nose blowing we were able to get it out. He said it hurt and got pretty worked up so I think we chalk that up to a lesson learned.