Monday, November 24, 2008

A little late-Halloween Pictures

The kids had a wonderful time on Halloween. Jacob had a fun party at preschool with his friends. Chloe was a bit leery of Jacob's skeleton costume. She would tell us over and over-"That's scary!" or "That scares me!" She liked her fairy princess costume. Ryan was Jango Fett from Star Wars and Rachael wore one of her cosplay costumes. She is the biggest anime fan and blew alot of her hard earned money on some costumes at the mall the last time she went with her friends.

Chloe never seemed to tire of trick-or-treating. The girl was going strong still even after 90 minutes. We finally went home because Jacob was more than done getting candy. Ryan squared (Ryan and his best friend Ryan) went to every house in the subdivision. Rachael happily manned the door for us while we went door to door. Her and Jacob both enjoyed seeing all of the kids come to the door in their costumes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sleeping Beauty

Last Thursday Jacob, Chloe, and I went to lunch with my friend Stacy for her birthday. I won't go into our lunch experience except to say that we won't be going to a sit-down restaurant again too soon for lunch. I just doesn't work. On the way home Chloe fell asleep. Because we had to get Rachael from school for an orthodontist appointment soon after we got home, I didn't put her in her bed. I just put her in the front room so she could rest for a bit. She looked so cute so I had to take a few photos of her. After I bit, I started to stage the photos. She was out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Abigail Maria

Mike and Abigail. The devoted Daddy.
Julie and Abigail. Doesn't she look great for just having a baby!
Proud Aunt-I just love babies!
Granny is in love!
Abigail Maria-Welcome to the world!

Here is my new niece. Isn't she lovely? She was born a week ago today. She weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 17 inches long. She is such a peanut! I was able to go see her at the hospital last Wed and we went to their home on Sunday. Everyone is doing great. I think my brother is on cloud nine with no plans to come down anytime soon. My sister-in-law is a very doting mother. She was such a champ. It is so wonderful to see their beautiful family and we couldn't be happier for them.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Carving Pumpkins

Pumpkins carved by AWESOME kids!
More magnificently carved pumpkins!
Chloe handing the goop to Mommy.
Look Dad! This stuff is really interesting!
I don't like to scoop the guts.
This is fun!
I am just like my sister-no photos please!
Don't take my photo! I have a lot of teen angst going on.....just kidding
I rock at carving pumpkins!
The kids had a lot of fun carving their pumpkins last week. As I expected, Chloe enjoyed scooping the guts! She thought she was pretty funny "pretending" to eat the insides. Jacob was cute and didn't want to touch any of it. He cracked me up when he said, "Oh man! Mine has NUTS in it!" Rachael's was very creative and she even wrote a few things in Japanese on it. She is always so imaginative. Ryan came in on the tail end of the carving. He had a busy night with swim team but still had fun carving away. He did the entire face himself. It is hard to believe how quick he is growing up!