Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

This Halloween was non stop action!! We started off with church, then had a youth dodge ball tournament, ran home for dinner, then a night full of Trick-or-Treating with the boys.

This year we had Mario and Luigi!!

I did not have many options in my advanced state of pregnancy, so I settled on an soldier-- the camouflage disguised my belly very nicely. And Ryan, as always, was a cow!!

Andrew hung with all the big kids for about a block saying "Trick or Treat" in the sweetest little voice... then he quickly puttered out and had to be carried the rest of the way.

He somehow managed to regain all of his energy once we got back home and the candy was dumped out!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Carving 2010

We have a yearly tradition of getting together with friends to carve pumpkins. Every year goes about the same. Ryan picks an extremely hard design to carve, the kids are interested for about 5 minutes then retreat to the playroom, and my friend Karey takes an absurdly long time to finish carving her pumpkin. (She is a Jack-o-lantern perfectionist, but we love her anyways).

Here are both of my boys gouging the pumpkin with carving tools-- which is a little scary to think about. Kai was actually old enough to help carve this year!! We worked on our pumpkin together and he did a great job.

Sorry the picture is a little blurry. Thomas the Train was by Karey. Celeste and Thomas created the skull and crossbones. Ryan made the cat in the window scene and Kai and I made the bat flying in front of the moon.

All of the boys loved the finish products. They ohhed and ahhed at all of their parent's hard work!!

It was a really fun night and before everyone left, we were already making plans for next year.

We are going to attempt to do it at someones else's house next year-- I don't think our play room can take another night like tonight!

I swear it was clean when everyone came over.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Andrew's First Haircut

Remember this crazy haired kid.

We have been very reluctant to cut his hair, because, well, we loved it's wild nature.

It matched Andrew's personality.

Well, we finally broke down and got him a little boy haircut.

Except for a little nose picking, he was an ideal client!! He never screamed once.

I think he likes his new haircut. He bounced all the way back to the car!

Mod Podge Fun

My mom introduced me to Mod Podge last night.

Ok, I had heard about it before, but never thought I was skilled enough to use it. I have very low self esteem in the crafting department!!

After my 5 year old and my 1 year old successfully Mod podged, I felt I would give it a try, and I got a little carried away.

First my boys and I made these spooky Halloween pumpkins candle holders.

Then I made a Thanksgiving candle holder and this fun little button ear of corn.

Then I made these two candle holders just for fun.

I love Mod Podge!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Max Wesley James Doyle.

Isn't he just the cutest little baby. He is Scott's son and my new nephew.

Welcome to the family Max!!