Monday, October 31, 2011

Ready for some candy!

Elijah was very excited to wear his fireman costume - not that you can tell here.

little ballerina - as ready for the cold as a ballerina can be!
the ballet bun

little fly boy - he didn't last long in his costume

We had a fun night!  Note to self: next year, get more candy!  There are a lot of kids in this neighborhood!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

3 months old - and more pictures

Finn turned 3 months old last Saturday! I don't know exactly how much he weighs, but he is a beast - I would guess 18-19 pounds?  That would make him as heavy now as Elijah was when he was a year old.  Yikes.  He hasn't had as many growth spurt-type eating days this month, but he continues to grow very quickly.  (It's no wonder that I am hungry ALL the time.)  He wore his 6 month clothes for about three weeks, and is now in the 9 month size.  Lately I feel like I spend all my time doing laundry and switching out clothes!  

Finn is very smiley and happy most of the time.  He likes his swing, usually, and likes watching the big kids play.  He is starting to make little laughing noises for Daddy and I am eagerly listening for that first real laugh. =)  He is also starting to pay attention to hanging toys and batting at them.  He spends a lot of time trying to put his hands in his mouth.  I think we may have a thumb-sucker on our hands when he gets dexterous enough to get it in there, though I think I'd rather he stuck with the pacifier. 

what, me? fat?  no.

movie night while Daddy was away

Elijah has discovered the Magic Tree House series (short chapter books) and he LOVES them

Molls is getting to be quite the builder - with blocks and train tracks

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October pictures

Wow, it's the end of October already.  We did not get to do all the fun fall things that I meant to do - with Elijah in school five mornings a week our free time is a lot more limited, and Patrick had some traveling overnights and working weekends this month, so apple picking and the pumpkin patch just didn't happen.  Maybe next year it will be easier when Finn is a little bigger.  We have been working on some projects around the house and just trying to keep up with all the every day things that need to get done.

Today we are getting our first snow of the year, and we have a fire in the fireplace.  It's the kind of day that I want to spend cuddled on the couch napping and reading!  The costume party that we were planning to go to this afternoon is canceled because of the snow, but it will be nice to just hang out at home and play games. =)

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks.

piggies with lots of bows!

check out those chubby rolls!

i love baby smiles!

the kids love to talk to Finn

enjoying tummy time

Molly has become quite deliberate with her coloring lately - so focused

We took the kids to Family Reading Night at Elijah's school.  It was a fun event with fall snacks, and some teachers and parents reading aloud, and time for us to just read together.  At the end of the night, we went home with a tote bag of new books and a bunch of apples - does it get any better?  Elijah discovered the Magic Treehouse book series and he has been loving them!

silly baby face!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy fall!

Ha - retro blog header!  I saw this one the other day and it made me laugh, and I love the pumpkins, so I thought I would put it up again for a bit.  (It's hard to believe it's three years old!)  I hope you all are enjoying some beautiful fall weather too!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baby, sleeping


After a bath - you can see a little of the cute, goofy long hair around his cowlick. =)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

 Today we celebrated Patrick's birthday!  We took the kids to a local township's touch-a-truck event, despite some rain, and the big kids had a great time getting to climb on and in some construction and emergency vehicles.  (Finn and I stayed in the van where it was dry.)  Afterward we met up with Bobbi & Papa and Danny's family at Five Guys for lunch.  Yay! 

Elijah and Molly made Daddy some fun cards, and gave him some cool frames to put up the pictures they draw for him in  his office.

Finn was not as excited about the hamburgers and peanuts as the rest of us.

Birthday candles in a big ol' burger.  Awesome.

Molly digs into her cheeseburger!
Finn celebrated Daddy's day with a cool motorcycle outfit.