Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trunk or Treat 2012

I realized I hadn't yet posted the pictures from Trunk or Treat....and figured I'd better do that before the Trick-or Treating pics to come tomorrow.  It was a chilly Trunk or Treat this year....but all three made it  and had a great time....J wasn't feeling 100%.  Poor guy was battling his allergies and asthma...but thank you Nebulizer and Prednisone (once he could choke it down) for getting him through the worst of it! I think Sam rode around in the stroller last year...but this year he was definitely a big boy and ready to try to keep up with the big kids and walk!  He was pretty serious the whole time...but definitely had a TIGHT grip on his candy bucket.  He wouldn't even let me help him carry it!!

If you could only see me trying to take pictures of all three kids in the same spot....oh my...it.is.so.hard.to.get.them.to.sit.still.    Sophia and Joseph are definitely becoming professionals, but sitting in one spot is still pretty painful for Sam! Haha!

I am laughing at this picture down below...I can just hear myself yelling at them all to look at me...and poor j...the look on his face says it all..enough already, Mama!

My blue-eyed girl...actually looks pretty good with pink hair...don't ya think?  S was so excited about this costume when she picked it out in a magazine...because she loved the hair.... but when she actually put it on....she told me she wasn't going to wear it... WHAT???? I told her the itchy feeling would go away after a while...and she really needed to wear it because after all... what is a Go-go girl with out big, pink hair?

I didn't force a lot of pictures when we were actually there...mostly because I was too cold to stand still long enough to take the pictures:)

Sophia and Kristin...

Love the back of her hair!

Sammy and his stash!

Already loving his chocolate...that's my boy!!!

We celebrated Yiayia's birthday on Saturday... The kids loved going out to eat with Yiayia and Pappou and Thea.... and of course we ended the night with cake....and ummmm... I started cutting the cake before I realized that we had forgotten to light the candles and sing Happy Birthday!  Sorry, Yiayia!!

And we also celebrated a HALF birthday on Sunday....always a big deal at our house for this little girl.

She and I stopped for a little half birthday treat while we were shopping for basketball shorts and socks:)

And finally....we attempted to carve our pumpkins....or I  attempted at least!

So Halloween tomorrow....and Christmas just around the corner....;)

Friday, October 26, 2012


Clearly...I have been missing the boat on my blog posts as of late, but definitely not because I am lacking pictures.  I glanced at the pictures shuffling through my screen saver the other day and realized I had so many pictures I have never shared.  Most of them are not great photographs (lots are phone and Instagram pics)....most are not of some paramount event....but ALL of them are important to me....

So today...I'm going to share them all... just the day to day.... because none of it is ever mundane to me:)  And years from now... I know they will all be memories I won't want to forget;)

A sure sign Fall is here...

Pumpkin painting at Omi and Papa's.

J and Auntie E

Our resident artist tried to recreate the Hungry Caterpillar on Sammy's shirt.  I think she did a great job!

Silly J!

Fun trip down memory lane...KU bookstore after a football game;) I think J is already pondering his major in this picture.  Doesn't he look scholarly?

One day I looked back in the car and this is what I saw....

So proud of little J's handwriting.  Are all of my kids going to be lefties???

The boys and I take every chance we get to play at the park...we will definitely miss these opportunities when the weather turns colder:(

Tuckered out.

Cowboy Day for 4-year old preschool.

Just a "girls' day" visiting Harry Truman's House and the Truman Library.

Brownie Mini Campout

They clean up pretty nicely...huh?
All ready for Auntie E's rehearsal dinner......really blurry iphone pic:(

Loving her bling!

The Petersons!

He is crazy handsome...isn't he?

Dance parties have become a regular nightly event at our house.

Wille bear...poor guy....just hasn't been feeling 100%... but still the cutest ever especially straight out of the bath...

Another soccer season in the books.  This one ended with a win and THREE goals scored by this soccer star!

A little treat from Sophia for her Mama...

This boy is serious!

Sam's first gymnastics class.

S and J got to tag along....

A breakfast treat....

All of us in ONE spot:)

Nothing like a bombardment of random pictures!! And I have a feeling I will have another set with Halloween right around the corner;)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Patch!

I just looked at my last blog post and it was nearly a month ago.... wow...I always thought as the kids got older...life would get easier....and there would be more time for so many of the things on my "to do" list.  I couldn't have been more wrong.... Time just goes by quicker...and things do get harder...and I totally understand, now, what all those people meant when they said..."you will miss these baby days and sleepless nights."  I do miss those days.
I can't even believe it is pumpkin season already....and already halfway through October.  I'm already getting nervous about Christmas sneaking up on me.  We hit the pumpkin patch this morning before the afternoon of soccer tourney games.   We headed to Powell Pumpkin Patch in Louisburg...I think this was the kids' first trip there.  The weather was windy and perfect...but because of yesterday's rain... it was pretty muddy and the  hay rides weren't running:(  But that didn't stop these three from finding the perfect pumpkins:)

 This little girl had a busy weekend...first competitive soccer tournament.  I couldn't be more proud of her.  Their team lost a tough game Friday night, won during a rainy Saturday, and tied the final game today, playing their hearts out.

And this little man...oh...he had a rough night last nite...up 8-10 times in tears.  We are hoping some new toothers are the culprits and nothing more.  He wasn't the happiest of campers this morning...but did enjoy riding in this along with our pumpkins:)

It took this little guy FOREVER to find the perfect pumpkin and make a decision....it was a nail biter....

Look at that grin.... We ran into his teacher this afternoon while on a walk...and she told me what  a sweet little boy he is in class...and how everybody at school just LOVES Joseph.  Oh my....he can be quite the trouble maker at home these days....but deep down...he has the SWEETEST heart....LOVES to the fullest....and his smile....well... it's always a KILLER!!!

Sophia...third grade....all grown up...going on 16.   She is one stubborn little cookie....but when her mind is set....there is no turning back.  And I guess...her steadfast determination is something we should be proud of.  She will be strong and independent.  Both hugely important qualities.... but oh my...these last few weeks....she is testing me.... lots of talking back...lots of "I am always right" lots of attitude.  She is definitely keeping me on my toes..  Hate having to say no to her....but sometimes it is the only way...

I LOVE how Sophia adores her little brother, and how he loves her right back.  She's the best mini mommy ever!

It was hard to get a smile from serious sam today....he's always so curious about what is going on.

It's been a while since I pulled out my camera....but I forced myself this morning...but it was still fun to take a few "easy" Instagram pics too...

Our little pumpkin patch trip had to be fairly quick today....but I'm hoping we can hit a few more before the season is over.  And I'm hoping we will have some good sleepers tonight after the pumpkin patch, soccer game, afternoon walk, hula hoop contest and dance off tonight.