Monday, October 31, 2011


After they made masks at the party the boys morphed from football players to superheroes. They were funny little sugar charged heroes.

Noah helping Micah with his mask.
Super Micah and Super Noah.

Halloween Party

On Friday we hosted our annual Halloween Party. The families invited are the same but the group of kids has grown and grown.

Here is where we started four years ago:
Here is the group this year, minus a few kiddos. We had 18 kids in all. Now that makes a good and wild time.
Three dragons. This is one of my favorite costumes of the year. They were so cute.
There were also three princesses but one wasn't in the mood for a photo op.
They crafted ghosts and decorated masks.
Moms read stories.
It was a fun party with a great group of kids. Super way to kick off the Halloween festivities.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Look ma, no sit

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.

Noah says

N: "I just love sushi rolls."
Me: No words, just a blank stare as I ponder the comment.
N: "I mean tootsie rolls. Sometimes I mix those up."

That makes more sense. The kid definitely does not love sushi rolls. Ha!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Artist's work

Noah has become very interested in art lately. Drawing, painting, cutting, whatever. Here's what he had to say today about his creation:

N: Mom, this is two velociraptors fighting over a strip of meat in the desert.
Me: Great?!

Halloween Program

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.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A feather in her hat

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Our wild thing

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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

To Eat or Not To Eat

While her brothers played football Celia contemplated the falling leaves and like any good baby gave them a taste.
Sadly the days of bare legs are behind us. We've been in hats and sometimes gloves this week.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yard Games

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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

7 months

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. :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sparky The Fire Dog

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."


Last week Noah got his own library card. It was a pretty exciting day. For this kid it doesn't get much better than that.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


It has been unseasonably warm here, 87 today!, and we are soaking it in by spending as much time as we can outside. Miss C has been introduced to the swing and is a big fan.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dinner drama

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.