Friday, November 19, 2010

Time Flies...when you're busy

It's been an interesting November. I'll start backwards and go from there. Tragon had his 4 month checkup today. I forgot to get the little printout, but I'm pretty sure of the stats:Height: 26" 50ish % Weight: 12lbs 6oz 8% So, he's still tall and skinny, like my boys have all been...must take after their daddy. :)
Tragon is an absolute joy and probably been the best "baby" so far. He sleeps great, eats great, let's me actually put him down, and adores his older brothers. They are much better entertainment than myself and they love to play peek-a-boo and try to tickle him. He's starting to laugh, smiles all the time, and can almost roll over.
Haha, this is what happens when I get distracted doing the dishes or cleaning. I think Damon and Tragon were both sleeping and so I let Logan use a marker to do some preschool activity books (gotta love the dollar store). Anyway, I turn around and he has blue everywhere. Granted it was a Mr. Sketch marker, and really who can resist smelling them.
It was too funny that I just busted up laughing and got the camera. This is Logan's, "what's so funny mom" look. My boys sure keep me on my toes!

So, sadly no more pictures, but here's the rest of the month, this past week we attended a funeral of one of Morgan's cousins who died very unexpectedly and was about Morgan's age. I'm not much of a funeral person, in fact if you ask any of my friends from high school I vowed I would never attend a funeral, even my best friend's. I guess I matured a little bit, but I'm still not a huge fan. This funeral was different. There was just a different feeling there. I'm not saying people were happy, because we are all definitely going to miss him and there was a sadness about it, but there was such a certainty of the gospel plan presented that it was hard not to have a testimony building experience. I think I was able to keep my emotions in check until I gave my aunt a hug and then I was just speechless for fear I would start sobbing. I can't imagine loosing a child so young. My prayers will definitely be with them all for quite some time, but I am grateful for my knowledge to know that families can be together forever and that our Father in Heaven loves us and will be with us always.

This month also marks the passing of our 4-way inspection on our basement. We're definitely making some progress, so we'll have to get some pictures up soon.

I started a playgroup with a neighbor, we trade off every other week for about 1 hour and half one day a week. It's been fun. Logan definitely likes having friends over and he seems to behave pretty well at other houses too.

On the 13th, it was Morgan's 31st birthday, and on the 6th it was 26th birthday. It was pretty low key for both of us. We decided that our fireplace was our real birthday present...and Christmas present...for about the next 5 years. :)

We're part of ward dinner group thing and we're a host family. Towards the beginning of the month we had our first dinner. We had 3 other couples over. It was really fun. A little hectic because that was also Morgan's late day, so he was getting here about the same time as everyone else. They had some games going at the church after everyone's dinners, but my kids had been sick the week before and we were both exhausted and couldn't find a babysitter so we stayed home. We're looking forward to more dinners and being able to get to know more of our neighbors.

We're planning on having a lot of fun over Thanksgiving, so I'll post about that later, so until next time...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

What could have been a not so fun Halloween, ended up turning out really well. These are a few pictures from the day.Logan had been asking to carve the pumpkin all week, but we just kept getting too busy, so finally on Saturday we carved the pumpkin face. :)
I don't think Damon really had any idea what Halloween was about, but he did great following Buddy around.
Tragon was a good sport about the whole thing. I forgot to take off his bib so you could see his Halloween outfit, but oh well.
Since we've been working on the basement, we're at the place where we needed to finally move the TV upstairs to get some things finished...
I sure hope it doesn't stay up here long. And this was a rare TV dinner sort of day while I was trying to get some other things taken care of so we could go trick or treating.
Logan was Batman. The first time we put on the costume, he freaked out an hated it, but then when it was time to actually go out, he kept running around saying, "I am Batman!"
Damon was Robin. I'm glad we got a picture before the glasses broke. It was so cold, he ended up wearing a beanie anyway. :)
Batman and Robin. Logan even called Damon Robin for the night and when he couldn't see Damon he would ask, "Where is Robin?"
Here we are carving the pumpkin.....I still don't think they are quite old enough, I spent the latter part of the carving trying to get them to stop throwing the pumpkin guts on the floor and taking the pumpkin saws away. We survived though and I think it turned out pretty good.
The boys picked out the owl picture from our carving kit. I'm glad too, the other ones would have been a lot more difficult to do with the kids.
And the finished product. We didn't have many trick or treaters. We all went together anyway and just left a bowl on our porch and it was pretty much all there when we got back. We went later than we wanted, but we had to wait for the rain to let up and it finally did. I bundled Tragon and we headed out around the neighborhood. The kids did really good except they still think they are supposed to actually go into the houses, I guess it doesn't help that the first few people we went to were houses that actually did invite us in for a while. :)

Just as we were about done, Damon tripped on the sidewalk and wasn't too happy for the rest of the night. And just like we thought, Morgan ended up carrying the two boys while I had Tragon, the umbrella, and the baskets....yeah, should have grabbed the wagon when we had a chance. Oh well, it worked out and it was a fun night. We got home and put the kids to bed and fell asleep watching a movie. Sunday I woke up with a sore throat, and this morning, Damon woke up with a little cough, so hopefully this week we'll get a chance to rest and recover. Until next time.....