Saturday, November 28, 2009

Attack of the Tub Toy

Last night Jane was in the tub and Trent wound up her little swimming turtle and let it swim around while Jane laid there. Well, that dang tub toy swam around in Jane's hair and got all tangled up! We tried to get it out but with no success. We finally had to cut it out.

Catching up November

So the month has once again flown by and I have neglected to blog about it. So here's a quick re-cap of the month's major events:

Bubba started eating rice cereal. He's still not a fan but we work with him every day. He also had his 4 month check up weighing in at 15 lbs! Go Grant!!
Jane learned to love leaves this year. Last year the big piles in the village kind of scared her but this year I took her to my Aunt's to help rake and she was in kid heaven! She loved to jump in the piles, throw them in the air, and stomp them with her feet.
Jane and I were able to go to Disney Princesses on Ice mid month with my mom and aunt. It was so much fun getting her all dressed up to go, riding there on trax, meeting up with two of her cousins, and watching her light up as the princesses came out. Stupid Disney on Ice makes me cry every time! It's amazing that even at 27, it still feels magical :)
Yesterday Trent and Jane put up the Christmas lights on our house. Jane mostly stomped around in her boots talking about Santa, but Trent was able to manage on his own. We are super excited for Christmas this year. It's amazing how bleak and cold the world can seem, but at Christmas time, things seem so much brighter.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

Holidays are so much more fun with kids around, that's for darn sure! We took Jane trick-or-treating this year and she loved it! She had been practicing all month and now it was go-time! The first house we went to, she knocked, they answered, she said, "trick-or-treat" quietly, and then they put a handful of candy in her bag. She lit up like Christmas!!! At the next house, she was more confident with her "trick-or-treat" and even added a "thank you!" when given candy. As we turned to walk down the steps she happily announced, "Next house!" We made it all the way around our block and as soon as she got inside our house, she started pulling out her loot and eating as fast as she could! She even liked it when other kids came to our house to trick-or-treat. It was a "one-for-them-one-for-me" kind of a deal with her sneaking candy from our bowl every time I'd go to hand it to the kids on the porch. I was, however, very disappointed in the amount of trick-or-treaters we got this year. We live in a neighborhood abundant with children and we only got maybe 10 groups of trick-or-treaters! I still have 2 heaping bowls of candy that I have no idea what to do with! oh well, I'll save it for next year. . .that will teach them!
Jane all set to go out

Jane and Grant

Knocking on doors. . .

The best way to trick-or-treat. . .ride the whole way.

Jane getting into her loot

A happy boy
Yep, she fell asleep in her costume. She refused to take if off for bed. I went in hours later to remove the dress so that she could sleep comfortably and as soon as I touched it she woke up screaming, "MY DRESS!!!!!" Our little Sleeping Beauty :)