Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

It sounds weird, but Liam has been looking forward to Halloween for months. He talks about it more than Christmas or birthdays. Maybe it's all the candy or dressing up? Seems kinda strange to me being that he gets scared watching the Bee Movie. But Halloween finally arrived and I think we made it everything he wanted it to be. It definitely helps that we have such awesome friends and family to share it with.

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm crafty?

When I asked Liam what he wanted to be for Halloween, he quickly stated that he wanted to be a knight. A knight?!? I put the kibosh on that right away because honestly, how was I gonna pull that one off? So we decided on the next best thing- a pirate. But when Aunt Amy came into town with her Martha Stewart Halloween magazine, he was pleased to find a knight inside. From then on, he walked around with the magazine and showed everyone the picture of the knight he was going to be for Halloween. Ugh- guess what that meant. It meant I was about to get crafty.

So, I took Liam to Michael's where we gathered all of the supplies we would need. He "helped" me with some of it and the rest I did while watching Project Runway. I figured I would need all the inspiration I could get. It turned out pretty cute. I even made a shield on my own from some cardboard and foil. He can't wait to wear it and I can't wait to see him in it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Pumpkins

I can not even explain to you how much I have been looking forward to this time of year. The holiday season has started. I always love this time of year, but this year in particular is the one I have been waiting for. This is the first year Liam really gets what is going on. You always do things with your kids when they are younger, but let's face it.. it's more for you than them. Now it's for him. He appreciates the pumpkin patch and talks about it for the rest of weekend. He wants to take his pumpkin in to show and tell to show all of his other friends.

And now we have Halloween, Thanksgiving, his birthday and Christmas to look forward to in the next couple of months. It's gonna be so much fun... I can't even stand it.

8 Month Update

My little girl is growing up faster than I'd like. Still is not really crawling, but I think she just doesn't care to put in the work. Unfortunately, I can't help but compare her development to Liam who was crawling by 7 months and saying 2 words by 8 months. But they are sooooo different and there are things Livi does that Liam never did. For example, if I let her she could probably pick up a sandwich and eat it. Swear this girl wants to eat everything. The way she picks up and chews food is amazing to me. But she also has digestive issues so she is stuck eating boring old pureed sweet potatoes and peas for now.

She is still practically perfect (when she is not teething :) She loves watching her brother play and gets a big smile on her face when she sees him or Daddy. She likes taking walks and observing the world around her. She is also much more adventurous than Liam is. She loves the swings at the park and Liam still won't go on those. For some reason, she likes to throw her head backwards and bend her back so she can see everything upside down. It's her happy place. She is getting her eighth tooth right now. She is 27 3/4 inches long and weighs 20 lbs. 12 oz.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Awesome Things Liam Says

Me: So, what else lives in the ocean besides fish?
Liam: Jellyfish and...
Me: Lobsters?
Liam: No Mommy- Lobsters don't live in the ocean.
Me: They don't? Where do you think they live?
Liam: They live at Publix Mommy.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Whatta Week!

It's been too long since I posted, but you can just blame that on Aunt Amy P. She came to visit this past week and we've been so busy I haven't even taken many pictures at all. Shame on me! But thankfully, she did. So here are some highlights.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hockey Players Get Time Out Too

Liam's first sporting event: a hockey game. Couldn't help but think of Cousin Liz and how happy she would be with that! When explaining anything to a nearly 3 year old, you have to use situations they comprehend so they can grasp what is going on. So when Liam asked how they made the puck "go", I told him they hit it with the hockey stick kinda like golf but harder. When he asked why the hockey player was sitting there (penalty play), we told him he was in time out for hitting another player.