Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank you Hullabaloo....

For 5 minutes of peace today. The boys were out of school today in honor of Veterans Day and that always makes life interesting. Austin and Cameron don't always get along (see here) and today was no different....the bickering, hittting, tattling and the mom going crazy! But this afternoon Cam had the idea to play Hullabaloo and instead of the usual angry fighting words, I actually heard a lot of laughter! Music to my ears. So thank you Hullabaloo and thank you Veterans for protecting our rights and freedoms that we so graciously enjoy!

Winner....take a bow!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

5 months old

At 5 months old, Ethan is very attentive. He is laughing and squealing and he just lights up when you give him a little attention. He can sit with some assistance and it won't be long now until he can do it on his own. This little guy is growing so quickly! If only there was a way to slow him down....I am really loving having a baby around again! He is a JOY!

Time for rice cereal!
He did pretty good with the rice. Made a couple of faces and at times seemed unsure about this new taste and texture, but he ate it up with little coming back out! Maybe he will be a good eater....I can hope right?!


The Dinner:

Which Brett stood in a very, very long line to pick up for us!☺

The Pumpkins:

Can you guess which pumpkin belongs to which boy?

The Costumes:

Sad but true, this is the best picture I have of Austin in his costume. He had a cool Darth Vader (Darf Bader) mask and he carried a light saber. The little stinker took his costume off the minute he got home from trick or treating and that was that. No pic of him fully dressed for Halloween.:(

The treats:
(and the mess)

The poor 4th boy who didn't get a costume but he's pretty cute anyway!

Now bring on Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Adventures at Target...

We went to Target to pick up a couple of things. We were cruising around the store checking things out when Austin says to me "Mommy, my arm is stuck" I look down and sure enough, his little arm is stuck in the cart between the seat where he was sitting and the basket where Ethan was sitting in his carseat. I try to pull it out and it is really stuck, (we are talking stuck as in his arm wouldn't budge at all). No luck. I try again. At this point, poor little Austin is crying and telling me that it hurts, so I need to figure something else out quickly! Panic is setting in, and I am just sure that I am going to have to call the fire department to come and cut my child out of the cart. Then an idea comes to mind....Vaseline. I race up to the front of the store (because of course we were way in the back) and I find a little jar of Vaseline, tear the lid off, get a big ol' glob and rub his arm down and low and behold, his arm slides right out.....Whew! Crisis averted. Back to shopping. Now Ethan is fussing. OK, I pick him up and discover that he is a huge mess. We're talking blow out!!! That's it! Off we race back to the front of the store (because again, we were in the back), pay for the couple things I needed and out to the car to clean up the poor little guy. And that was the end of our happy day at Target. I vaguely remember a time when shopping was fun.....those were the days! When I asked Austin why he stuck his hand in the cart, he informed me that Ethan wanted to hold his hand. How sweet is that?! However, I don't think that he will be doing that again any time soon. Let's hope not anyway! Oh, and in case you were wondering, I did pay for the Vaseline. The whole fiasco cost me an extra dollar. ☺ Here is Austins account of the day. Enjoy!

Sorry, the sound is kind of fuzzy!
I just told Brett this story and he laughed as he informed me that he set the kids up to drive me crazy so that I wouldn't spend so much money at Target....haha! Little does he know that once he gets home I am leaving all the kids with him and I am going shopping.....ALONE!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

You Bonkey....

Austin was angry. He was yelling "Stop that you Bonkey" at Cameron and Erik. Dad said to Cameron "What is a bonkey?" Cameron said "It is a toddler bad word."

I like it. Next time Brett or the boys misbehave, I might just have to say "Stop that you Bonkey!"