Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween At Our House

One tired (and sick-with-a-nasty-cold) Mr. (who ran the store inventory overnight last night). One little ladybug. Two matching frogs. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, and Kit Kats for those who knock on our door. A trip to the church down the street for their Pumpkin Festival festivities. A lot of smiles, a good bit of candy, and a good picture.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Just Like Santa!

So, I was innocently taking pictures of Mr. with the children on a recent trip to the apple orchard, when a curious onlooker approached. He watched the picture-taking, and then stepped right up to take his turn.

"I want a picture."

"With me?"


"Uh . . . . OK."

He sat down, I snapped away, and he scampered off toward the play equipment. And was never heard from again. At least we have the picture and the memories.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fun With Leaves

We love fall. I am making pumpkin muffins and homemade applesauce every chance I get. The weather has been beautiful and crisp, and the kids love playing in the leaves. This morning, we attempted a major yard clean up, while allowing the kids to play to their hearts' content. Better than any toy, the leaves were great for jumping in, rolling in, wrestling in, and throwing in the air. The tree in our back yard is now completely bare, but there are many more leaves yet to fall from the giant maple in our front yard. Watching the littles having so much fun does make the chore of dealing with so many leaves quite a bit more fun.

Happy Autumn!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

8 Weeks of Baby P

The little fella is now 8 weeks old. He has experienced those first dreaded immunizations and lived to tell the tale. He is sweet and cute and off-the-charts gigantic. Other news of note:

* In spite of being sick, I had a great birthday thanks to the efforts of Mr. P, who ordered my favorite dinner, and bought me a dark chocolate brownie with espresso cream cheese frosting for my birthday 'cake'. Yup, I like him.

* Miss is in full-on Mary Poppins mode these days. Insists upon being called Jane. Insists that we call her brother Michael. And insists on calling me Mary Poppins, and calling Daddy, Bert. It's a Jolly Holiday at our house.

* Master is learning to enjoy singing *almost* as much as his sister. He delights us all with moving renditions of memory verse songs from Bible Study, and, of course, the Thomas the Tank Engine theme song.

Here are some updated photos:

Smiley face.
Skeptical face.Sister love.Brother love.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Our Last Few Days

We've spent our recent days enjoying Mr.'s weekend, which included a little bit of rain, and some unseasonably warm weather. Here are some pictures to summarize our pursuits:Miss and Master thoroughly enjoyed some time running free at our local park. They love darting between the big trees.
We went on a beautiful walk by the Mississippi River and enjoyed the changing foliage.
The little guy gets bigger every day and is becoming more aware of the world around him. Thems are some kissable cheeks!
Miss has taken on her role as big sister of *two* with gusto. She loves to hold and entertain the baby for me, and she was a great assistant in cleaning our kitchen today. Must capture that enthusiasm for cleaning now. I am not deluded enough to think that it will last very long.

We now eagerly await a weekend visit from the grandparents, and my brother, sister-in-law, and little nephew. We are hoping for a trip to the local apple orchard, if the weather cooperates. In any event, seeing the family will be great fun.