Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Big Announcement!

As some of you may already know, our family will be expanding in June! Lennon will be a big brother and is very excited about it. Nine times out of ten, he says he's having a baby sister and he says how he's going to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle" and "ABCs" to the baby.
I've been a lot more sick with this pregnancy and Lennon takes really good care of me. He always makes sure I have a Jolly Rancher to make my tummy feel better and he is quick to remind me that, "Mama's sick because the baby in your tummy."
He's going to be a great big brother!

Monday, November 07, 2011


Remax Festival
Each year Remax has a family and friends appreciation festival and we've never been able to go. But this year we finally made it--and it was great! The best thing about it was free pumpkins--you get 1 for each child and 1 per couple, so we left there with 2 great pumpkins in hand--definitely worth it!
Lennon trying to pick out his pumpkin--he wanted to pick the smallest, most misshapen one and thought it was so strange that we were wanting him to pick a big, round one...where's the fun in that!
Still irritated about the round pumpkin thing:
As soon as we got there, we got on the list to take a hot-air balloon ride, but I think only the people that were there the second it started had time to ride...maybe next year.
Amazed at the hot-air balloons:
Carving Pumpkins
We carved pumpkins the week before Halloween. Lennon only offered minimal help--Adam cleaned out the inside of the pumpkins and I carved them.
Lennon loved saying "eeeww" through the entire process:
Adam and Lennon yelling--I guess over the grossness of it all!
Lennon, proud of his Buzz and Woody pumpkins:
I was really proud of the Buzz and Woody pumpkins I created. Too bad they only lasted a day--the next afternoon, as we pulled in the driveway, Lennon gasped as he saw Woody's face caved in and Buzz's faced chewed off by squirrels, rabbits, or some creature that likes to eat awesome-looking pumpkins.
We went over to the Dow's to go trick-or-treating again this year. Like last year, the weather was great and we had a blast! Here's Lennon in his Woody costume, waiting (maybe patiently?) to get some candy.
Lennon has to pick up his trick-or-treating pace--He always wanted to knock on the doors, but Harper knew what she was doing and she would run to the the next house. Lennon, on the other hand, would take a casual pace (to give him some credit, I think he was also having a hard time walking in his cowboy boots).
I love the tipped hat!
Lennon and Huck (Huck decided that his outfit was awesome enough to be his costume!)
Awww--I love how confused or scared Lennon looks (he will probably have the same look in about 15 years!)
Lennon was so excited about his candy. After Halloween, he was pretty good about following our rules about having one piece after lunch and after dinner (assuming he ate well). However, there was one morning that he tattled on himself--when Adam came back in the room, Lennon said, "Oops, I had a little bit of candy." I guess we don't have to worry about Lennon sneaking around behind our backs--let's hope it stays that way!