Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin painting!

Yesterday we painted pumpkins for Halloween.

I don't have any pictures of Sam painting because this was his first introduction to paints so I was sitting by his side trying to reinforce that we shouldn't paint ourselves.

 Sophie's pumpkin!

Sam's pumpkin!

They both did a really good job following the "don't paint on yourself" direction. Sam's pumpkin has a little extra something to it since once he was done painting he felt the need to throw it in the grass a couple (dozen) times.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Well we did it. Sam and Sophie have both received haircuts.

Sam simply needed a cut his was getting long. And since it grows fast we decided to take it down a fair amount.

Sam before 
(ignore the bandaid that would be a pavement face plant)

Sam after
Look at my big boy!

Sophie on the other hand had a whole different reason for needing her hair cut. As a self soothing mechanism Sophie picked up hair twirling. This is something she's done since she had hair she could reach. A lot of times she would twirl up her hair so bad it would knot and then we would have to spend sometimes up to 30 minutes getting them out.

Sophie before

Sophie during
She did so well sitting in the chair by herself!

Sophie After!

You might be asking "Where is Sam's during?" Well my grandmother does Sam's hair (and usually Sophie's too) and well Sam is a little... needy at times.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Halloween! (almost)

I absolutely loooooveeee October. Anyone who doesn't love fall and Halloween is just NUTS!

Pretty much the last 3 months of the year rock! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas make for the most awesome season to exist. Of course I plan to take this opportunity to force encourage my children to feel the same way.

This year for Halloween I will be escorting a princess, Superman and a lion in their candy escapades. Also, seriously, what other time of year is it acceptable to dangle your children in front of strangers for candy, knowing full well they will get maybe like 1/4 of it. While you, on the other hand, will have to try everything to make sure its not poison and also to save them from too many sweets.

But while I have no pictures of the costumes yet (look for those on November 1) I do have some fun shots of them in their Halloween themed clothes.


Okay so we're going to pretend my vacuum did not make the guest appearance. For the record, I have no clue why my kids were playing peek-a-boo from behind the vacuum.