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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: October 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween 2008

So last night our neighborhood did our trick-or-treating. Last night was not Halloween, but whatever.

Here are some pictures of the boys and Rosie dressed up for the night. Lou and Nick came to visit for the day so they got to see them trick-or-treating. We had a great night. Our neighborhood really gets into Halloween, so it was fun!

The last picture is of the boys eating rice krispie treats. They wanted to make them red. So we colored the marshmallows. Tom came home from work on Friday and ate the whole pan.....

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Cabin Trip

We spent the past weekend at the cabin with the McKane and Dalager families. 6 adult, 6 kids (all 4 and under) and 2 dogs, plus Ripley the cat who made a few appearances, but otherwise was invisible.

We had a great time, all the kids seem to get along and we only had a few tears. It was great to get together with such great friends.

Here are some photos of the weekend

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Funny Face

I love this picture. He just looks so silly. I was tickling him and he was giggling.

Painted our bedroom today, I started this afternoon and Tom finished up tonight. Sounds like a project my mom would have done; start painting and then let my dad finish the project! Ahh, but he said I shouldn't do it in my condition...

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just for Jack

Jack our little stinker is deciding that 5:15 is a proper wake-up time. Not in our house. But, never mind that he is still the cutest kid ever. He finds his favorite spot on his blanket (the grimy tag!), that he cannot sleep without and covers his face with it. He seems to be moving along quite quickly and is starting to run. I think Jack's development is on behalf of Porter constantly talking to him and showing him how to do things. So, here's a picture of Jack and me. Again, since Tom refuses to participate in blogging and photography, I had to take the picture with the computer. (Just teasing Tommy!)


Potty training the parents.

Porter is potty-trained. Let me correct that statement. Tom and I are potty trained. We are trained to ask Porter every 30 minutes if he has to go potty. He went in for his 3 year appointment and the doctor went through all the major things - does he know colors, can he count, can he say the alphabet, can he draw a circle and an x with a pencil....then the big one - "I notice he still has a diaper on?!" Well, yes he does. Because of all the transition and moving there just hasn't been a good solid time for us to do that. So we vowed that when we got settled in the new house we would start. So last week we started. It sucked, for the first few days. He wouldn't go #2 in the potty at all. We did the jelly bean bribe and since Porter loves j-beans it worked great for #1, but we needed more incentive for #2. It was all very frustrating. We tried everything; pick any toy at Target, wear Spidey undies, all the treats you can eat in one sitting...none of them worked, so I pulled out the big guns. I bought him a John Deere semi-truck with a dump truck on it and put it where he could see it. He went the next morning! He was so excited. It was the greatest moment. It's crazy to think that I get so excited over Porter going potty, but it was such a hard week last week, I thought we were all going to lose it. But, I think that waiting until he was 3 was the best thing. He's older and more mature and can vocalize what he needs to do.

We're pretty much settled, everything is on the walls. We actually put both cars in the garage last night! How exciting. Here are a couple of pictures I took (with the computer, gotta love the MAC), so if they are horrible, sorry. Haven't taken an outside pic yet, but will do it. soon.

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