Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch '10

We went to Applejack Pumpkin Patch this past Sunday, and of course, I had my camera in hand!  However, I took it out to snap a picture and wouldn't you know it, the battery was dead.  Naturally.  Luckily, Nick has his phone on him 24/7 so I didn't cry for too long. So please excuse the poor quality of pictures but at least I got some!
EC on the huge bouncy balloon
EC and Alec
How tall this fall?
Getting them both to look at the camera is impossible
His very own pumpkin
Making sure he picked the right one
FYI: NO idea why I can't remove this gigantic space below. doesn't like me today.

This video didn't quite catch the 4 feet of air EC caught every time a little kid jumped next to him. I thought it'd scare the bageebers our of him, but he just giggled. Hopefully by next year he'll have gained some weight so he will be able to hold his own.

EC and Alec are dressing up as Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. I just bought a few different things for their costumes, so we'll see how they turn out. EC kept asking to be Elmo but we've finally changed his mind...besides, the Elmo costumes are not only expense, but they're a bit cheesy.

Here are EC's first 2 Halloween pictures:
Pumpkin Patch '08
Spooky Little Monster '08

FREEZING Pumpkin Patch of '09
Basketball playing fireman -'09

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Saint Joseph is buried in our yard! Really.

Apparently I caught a few of you off guard with my last post about moving.  Sorry about that! Truth be told, this decision was made rather abruptly (just ask our parents!), however, it's something that's been on our minds for a long time now, we just didn't know when we'd pull the trigger.  I'll spare you the details and just say that Nick is expanding his business to the Kansas City area.  I've heard all good things about KC (Diane, don't you spoil this for me!) and am looking forward to all the fun things they have to offer.

Now if we can sell our home, we'd be on our way!  My mother-in-law loaned us a statue of St. Joseph to bury in the yard, she claims it worked for her 1,048 moves in the past. Am I the only person who'd never heard of this?  I thought she was crazy (not really) but then I googled it and sure enough, it's legit. Well, as legit as old folklore's can be.

St. Joseph is the patron of home and family in the Catholic religion and supposedly when a statue of him is buried in your yard, you will sell your home rather quickly.  I found about 80 different ways you're supposed to bury him. Upside-down, facing the road, 12 feet deep, looking towards the west, on his back, with a picture of Angelina Jolie, on and on. I'm pretty sure EC just tossed him in the hole, so we'll see what happens.  If the home down the street sells soon then we'd better reposition him!

Until then, if you or someone you know is looking for a newly remodeled home built in the 50's with hardwoods throughout and a fabulous kitchen then let me know!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yes, we're still here...for now.

It seems I've been MIA from the blog lately, probably because we've had a lot going on these past few weeks! In case you hadn't heard yet, we are planning a move to Kansas City and getting our house ready to sell is a full time job, and keeping it clean for showings is nearly as time consuming.

But tonight I took a break from scrubbing toilets and mopping floors and took some pictures instead. Much more fun.

The boys were in their pj's and almost ready for bed when I snapped away.

Sitting up in the bumbo chair
Laying on the floor
Sitting up with help
EC wearing his paper bag mask Nick made
He's saying, "NO pictures, Mommy!"
EC helping Alec with his toy
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pearly Whites

Any guesses where we went today?

Yes, EC had his first dentist appointment. We've been talking about it for weeks and he was very excited that today was finally the day. He watched me go first and nearly sat in the dental assistant's lap to get a good look. When it was his turn he jumped without hesitation into the "big dentist chair" and was even giddy when she let him wear cool glasses. He chose grape toothpaste to clean his little teeth, and handled the water squirter and sucker thing (I'm pretty sure those are the technical terms) without even the slightest flinch.

Could a mother be more proud of her brave little boy? I think not. 

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Stars and Stripes

While EC was napping, Alec and I sat outside. I grabbed my camera after realizing Alec had a bit of a red, white, blue, stars and stripes theme going.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

4 Months

I can hardly stand it! 

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