Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Trick or Treat?

It was a cruel trick of nature to be sick on the day of the wards trunk or treat this year. SO, I broke all of my rules and took the kids out when we were all feeling better, on halloween... Sunday. I couldn't go without trick or treating when Andrew had been anticipating months in advance. And Grandma Terry made him the cutest monkey costume. (Sadly I told her the wrong size to make so it was a bit small, but it worked. You can see the velcro under his chin in the pictures. It obviously wasn't too tight but he complained anyway. We let him have his way so he could enjoy trick or treating. It looked much better when it was closed all the way. Eh, what can ya do?)
It was a treat to see all my kiddos, as cute as can be, in their costumes. Too bad I didn't get to show them off at the trunk or treat dinner party. Oh well, wasn't sure I wanted to bring Alexis out anyway. We only went to seven houses. The boys seemed satisfied with that and we didn't want them to have too much candy anyway. It worked out pretty well considering.

Andrew loved 'carving' the jack o lantern. He didn't really carve anything or even scoop very many pumpkin guts out, Grandma Sandy did.
His favorite part was seeing it after the candle was lit inside of it. He insisted on eating by pumpkin light for every meal. It was fun until it got moldy and we finally had to throw it away.

How lucky we are....

We are so so blessed to have such wonderful family! Jake's mom, my mom & dad, and Jared were able to come help us out the first two weeks of Alexis' life. We just loved having them here. The boys had someone to give them attention at all times while I figured out the newborn schedule all over again. They had fun!! I always look forward to having family with us and it ALWAYS goes by WAY too fast. Thanks for making it up here! We love you all so much and miss you while we are so far away. Can't wait for Christmas time!
Grandma Sandy and Alexis
I guess it will be a while before we get a good picture with the boys. Andrew can't stop moving and making faces. I guess Grant has a good excuse in this pic, he threw up a couple hours later.
Out of the ten or so pics we took with Uncle 'Jar-lid' this was the best one of the boys. Unfortunately 'Jar-lid' is a kid himself and made faces in all of the pictures too. Sorry Jared, it's what you get for being such a goof!
3Generation pic
Grandma and Grandpa Terry -Amazed the boys sat still for this one.
While Grandma Sandy was here Andrew got the 24 hour tummy bug... Then Grant, but he had it 48 hours... I got sick the day Sandy went home... Sandy after she got home and Jake soon after me. We were lucky to have Sandy there to help with the sick boys (sorry that you got it, though, Sandy). Luckily we didn't pass it to my fam!

Big Brothers

Andrew and Grant have both been super big brothers. They want to love and hold baby Alexis when ever they see her. They give kisses and hugs frequently and try to play with her. Alexis is one lucky little sis!

Aside from Alexis, though, Grant and Andrew both have turned into two year olds. They play off of eachother. Andrew likes to see if he can get Grant to do naughty things, then if Grant does it, Andrew follows suit. What am I to do with two wild boys? I sure do love them, but any tips or advice on matters of discipline would be good for me... feel free to share.