Michael was a little sad when we carved our pumpkin. I think he thought we ruined it by cutting the face in.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I forgot to take more pictures, but Michael had overalls, a hard hat, a tape measure, and a few hand tools from daddy, but they weighed him down from his fun and he ditched them all. (Yes, I threw this together about an hour before the event. In the excitement of the last few weeks, I forgot about a costume!) We went to our church and had lots of candy, fun, and food, and Michael had a great time. Katie slept through it all.
Sharing his train and cow (btw, the cow came as a "big brother" gift to Michael from my secret sister. Michael LOVES this "mooing" cow, and plays with it all the time. I think it is definitely his new favorite toy, and even though it is a VERY noisy toy- I got over that a while ago and realized that the smiles are well worth the noise!)
I had Michael and Katie on our NEW deck yesterday, when I heard a loud bang and a kid start screaming. I ran to the fence to see what the problem was, and the next door neighbor boy ran to me with a bleeding hand (his parents were not home). Initially, I thought it was a gunshot wound, so I scurried him to my house to assess the situation, and found out that what really happened was a mischievous 11 yr old who thought the dolly tires needed inflating with a huge air compression. The tire exploded in his hand and caused a nice gash across his knuckles and on his knee. The wound wasn't as bad as it initially looked (once I could see the injury site when the bleeding was controlled), but we got to call the ambulance, which completely made Michael's day. Glad the neighbor boy is okay, and a good lesson was learned the hard way.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The face says it all! She was NOT impressed! Unlike her brother, Katie does not like to be naked, even though the inside temp was nice and warm. She really doesn't cry much, but when she does, it is this sad, dramatic wail like her entire life is ruined and she will never recover from her trauma.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Jon's parents left today after a week of hard work and keeping the home fires burning here. We really don't know what we would have done without them, and can't say "Thanks" enough. Not only were they great with keeping us happy & fed and the dishes done and the grass cut and the big brother entertained, but Grandma and Michael went all out and made a welcome sign for Katie and decorated the porch in festive fall decor. What a family I have!!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Michael gives Katie a (supervised) hug, and Katie winds up for a wail! She does not like to be touched or bothered in the least when she is catching a nap!