Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

So far our Halloween festivities have included:

A trip to the pumpkin patch - Big D asked me, as we started driving to the pumpkin patch, "How far are we driving for a pumpkin? What was wrong with Safeway's pumpkins?"  I told him it was all about creating a "fun family experience."  And if we did this, then I would not care how much football he watched the rest of the day.  That pacified him, and we enjoyed a "fun family experience" at the pumpkin patch complete with a hay ride and pumpkin doughnuts.

Trunk or Treat - Our church hosted a Trunk or Treat for the kids.  It was raining, but that did not stop the kids from excitedly collecting lots of candy.  Our boys (Captain America and Firetruck - Cub can't say Fireman) were soaking wet but enjoyed stuffing themselves with candy on the ride home.

Carving Pumpkins - T Bear wanted a intricate design for his pumpkin.  Big D was a little warry and so we convinced him to go with the ghost.  I think they turned out great.  Now it is time to roast the pumpkin seeds - any suggestions?  I am thinking cinnamon and sugar.

Listening to Halloween Music - T Bear sets the ipod to repeat and we listen to Spiderman and Ghostbusters over and over and over and over again.  I am trying to be patient, but it is driving me insane.  Hooray for the last day of Halloween music!

Today's forecast is soggy.  It will be raining heavily in Seattle all day.  Doesn't make very good trick or treating weather, but I think we will manage to at least make it down our street. 

Can I tell you the hardest part about having kids on Halloween?  Not raiding their candy bucket and eating all the "good" stuff.  Although I will admit I have snuck a piece or two.  Shhhhh!

-Miss T

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nellie's New Trick

Hey Miss T-
You should teach Carson to do this:
Love KK
PS: This was all Mr. P's doing...
He said "Hey, come stand right here." So I did. Then he said "Now call for Nellie." So I did. And then...what you just saw.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Losing Baby Teeth

Hey Miss T-

Has T-bear lost any teeth lately? Nellie has been losing her teeth like crazy.  Look what I found on the floor tonight.

Can you imagine what it is going to be like when T-bear loses his first tooth?? Ooooh exciting!

I texted Dr. C the news of Nellie's teeth and he said "put them under the pillow!" ;)  Gotta love the tooth fairy.

Love you. Love Kk.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

An October Trick

Lately Mr. P has been severely sleep deprived. And even though mornings are best in bed for him, he does a good job waking up when I come in and wake him up in the mornings so he can go to school. The other day I went to wake him up before leaving and he said something to the effect of "just ten more minutes please." Of course I can't say no to that. So I bring him his phone and watch him set an alarm. Then I leave for work.

Throughout the morning I don't hear from him via chat or text while at work, which is a little unusual, but not worry-worthy when he has a busy day. At luch time I got on my bike, and rode home to go let Nellie out. When I got into the kitchen I saw a stack of books on the kitchen table. In my heart I got a little excited because I thought "oh my gosh he surprised me and came home to study and eat lunch with me!" So I say "Paul? Nellie?" And go in the room to let Nellie out. Right there in front of me is a massive roll, a long tree-trunk-looking roll. "What the heck?" I think. Then I say loudly "Paul!?"

Yep! It was him. And he thought that I was coming to wake him up after the ten minute snooze when i was leaving for work. Unfortunately I had to be the bad guy that says "No. I am actually home for lunch right now. And I think that means you must have missed your classes." I would have been frantic ha i been in his situation. I would have run out the door to school (as I am sure you can all imagine) in pjs and without brushing my teeth (gross!) but Paul's good attitude was "well now I get to have lunch with you."

So that evening when I returned from work I walked in our room and found this.

I thought "NO WAY. HE SLEPT ALL DAY!?" I knew he had been sleep deprived pretty severely but really!?

Nope. Not really. This is rolled up blankets and clothes. But it looks exactly like Paul does rolled up in those blankets. EXACTLY. We are talking to the T of his body shape. Can you believe it!? Ha! Good October trick. It sure got me!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Parenting Territory

We have entered new parenting territory around here.

I NEVER imagined having to say to Troy's little girl playmate's mother "If your daughter says she saw Troy's private parts, well... she did."

Apparently Troy revealed himself to his little girl playmate and then giggled when he told me about it.

What do you do?

I have no idea.  This is all new to me.

It makes my hair want to stand up all crazy just like Cub's in this picture.  My boys drive me crazy but I do love them so much.

-Miss T