Friday, October 29, 2010

Costumes galore!!!

My goal this halloween was to not buy any costumes. Having 5 kids we have a ton and this was a year where all I wanted was them to look through our costume bins and pick something. WEll it worked out and is fun to see the little ones in costumes that the older kids wore a few years ago. Since my kids look so alike I love comparing them. I'll post some later of side by side pictures in the same costume to see the similarities.

Brett was Raggedy Andy and Dumbo this year.

Taylor the pirate

Kaitlyn the evil witch. . . lady. . . person thing (whatever)

At our music makers party we all dressed to match. Brett hated the hat so for the pic's I had to hold his hands.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin farm

Caution: there are a whole bunch of pictures!!!
Last weekend we went to a pumpkin patch and had such a fun time. First of all it was the perfect weather, cool, cloudy and perfect!!!
The kids went through the corn maze, fed the goats and other animals, took tons of pic's (who knew that sticking your head through some cardboard scene could entertain the kids for hours!!!

Trying to get all 5 to even look at the camera at the same time is ridiculous!!!

I love this 2nd picture. WHY? because Taylor (only kid looking at camera and smiling) is always the one NOT doing this. I have so many pictures of everyone looking and smiling except Taylor. So this one cracks me up, bless her heart she's doing it!!!!

My lovely girls!!!

Derick and Kaitlyn trying to get the funniest picture. I'd call it a tie, and now I've got blackmail photos.

Brett was not at all sure about the goats. They kept sticking their heads through the fence and it was freaking him out. I took the one above right after one tried to lick him.

while the big kids were in the maze Brett walked around the outside of it yelling. He says a word that means "kids" and he is super loud. He just wanted his brother and sisters to come out and play.

double trouble

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Bretty Boy!

Brett turned 1 on the 18th and we had a big bash to celebrate.
First of all some facts about Brett.
He is the happiest and cutest baby ever!!!
He has a mouthful of teeth.
At his 1 year appt. he weighed 19lbs. 4 oz. (6%) height was 2' 5.5" (40%)
( I'm just proud that I actually took him in just days after his 1 year mark!!!)
He doesn't like to drink from a sippy.
He doesn't like whole milk so I'm gradually adding it in to his formula.
He has the cheesiest smile and you can barely see his eyes when he does it.
When he wants something he has a high pitched girly scream that is cute right now but will soon be annoying.
He is super mellow and loves to snuggle and read books.

Mom are you kidding me, don't put that on me!

This hat is dumb!!! Take it off!!!

Oh Yeah. . . life is good again!!!

What would I do without good friends!!!

I don't get it. . . what's going on here. . . . there is a chocolate cake right in front of me, within grabbing distance and no one seems to care.

He had his fun, now he's in the tub.

ummmm I just love him!!!

speaking of friends, my friend Kelli is taking the pic's however she is the kind of friend that instead of telling the kids to keep their fingers out of the cake she eggs them on and takes 100 pictures of them doing it, chuckling to herself the whole time!!!!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Taylor turns 6

Taylor had her 1st birthday "friend" party this last week. We had a movie/pajama party, where we decorated the house like a movie theater including a box office, snack shack and all. The girls brought their purses with pennies in them to buy some snacks. It was super easy and they all seemed to have fun!!!
Oh and some more exciting news I've never made a cute cake. I always just do a 9X13 pan cake with sprinkles. . . . or I call Lindsey and she makes me cute cakes. SOOOO this year I bought a round cake pan and tried it. This was my first time and I was really proud. I want to play around with different tips and stuff now. Yay for me!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Football is over

I love my kids playing sports, but I have to be honest, I love it even more when a season is over. James coached Derick's team this year and they did pretty good. I have a video of big D playing so I'll put that on here soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Taylor's first tooth fairy visit!!

Taylor lost a tooth on Sunday 10-10-10. She had been wiggling it for about a week and Sunday I told her it was ready to come out. I told her to go get a tissue and dad would pull it. She had a very concerned look on her face and went in the bathroom got the tissue and pulled it herself. She was so excited to finally lose a tooth. She put it in a baggie and stuck in under her pillow. However the tooth fairy didn't make it that night ( I think her GPS went crazy or something) Anywho the next night she came and left her 2 dollars!!! Very exciting weekend for Tay.