Here are some scaaaaary things. Pics and videos and such. Here is a pre-trick-or-treating video of Lena:
and here are come pictures. yes, I know that James does not have a costume on. It's kind of a funny story. So my friend Meredith was bringing her 2 boys over to join the other 6 kids and 6 adults already here. She was picking up pizza for everyone and had a pumpkin costume for James. She's the only one who does not live in our 3 block radius. And then she gets a flat tire in the parking lot of the pizza place. And then her in-laws drive over to save her and they get pulled over. and get a ticket. and then her husband shows up and switches her vehicles or something and they finally make it.... after we've already taken the kids trick-or-treating once. We took the kids out again when she arrived and we all ate pizza but by that time James was in bed for the night. Oh well. He'll never remember anyway.
And then we celebrated our friend Grant's birthday, a Halloween birthday :)
Lena may or may not have tried to steal his birthday wish.....
I find Lena at the top of the stairs peering through the bars of the baby gate after I'd put her in bed for a nap... Lena: "Mom. I REALLY need your help." Me: "With what, Bean?" Lena: "I really need your help so I can climb over this baby gate." (Halloween stuff coming soon.....)
So we went up to the Adirondaks for Columbus Day Weekend. It was quite fun. The last night we were there about an hour after we had put Lena to bed we hear the doorknob and a footed-PJed-pacifiered-wild-haired-blankey-dragging girl walks into the center of the living room, stops, and announces, "I'm done sleeping. Why? Because I'm awake." ok then.
Saturday we went apple picking with "Aunt Kwistin and Uncle Matty". Gorgeous weather, crispy cider donuts, happy kiddos... an all-around great day. Aunt Kristin took some pictures and here are a few of her great shots:
I know it's been awhile. We had about 3 weeks of sickness after sickness and it was miserable. I had pinkeye TWICE in 2 weeks. Lena and James each had it once. We all had sinus infections. yuck yuck yuck. It seems that everyone is currently healthy... We'll go with that. And here's some videos for you to watch!
Spoons are difficult.
yes, this is 12lb 4 month old James...
And here's silly Lena
and here's Lena and the next door neighbor Kiki after running through our sprinkler in the YARD!!! yay, yard!
Hi. So I have a collection of videos and a picture of some very average days.
First up is a picture of how you have to eat in order to save your cookie from being stolen by The Patch:
Next up is a video of Lena talking about some things:
And now to the little guy. Here he is doing "Crazy Arms 'N' Legs"
and here's the smiley little guy sitting on the counter hanging out. You'll notice the nice view of our new kitchen in the background!
And yesterday was May 1st. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? Time. Sheesh. goes. so. fast.
James will be 4 months old in a couple days! He's gotten so big and so much more interactive (and so much happier, thank goodness). Lena is almost 2 years old! When Lena was 4 months old I was still a mildly panic-stricken crazy person. This time around things seem a whole lot easier. Whew. and that's a discussion for another time because both kids are currently napping and so it's time for me to get some important and too often overlooked things done. #1 on this list of things is: showering.