Monday, November 12, 2012

October Randoms

There is no rhyme or reason to the following photos. I'm sure if I was keeping things up to date these would result in multiple posts, but since I'm so far behind they are all going to be combined. I am determined to catch up to what is going on currently. I'm so close to posting about November activities I can feel it in my bones.

Without further ado, here are the randoms of October.

I swear, her hair is normally cute before nap-time. After nap-time is a different story. And, yes, she is wearing last year's Christmas jammies in October.
 Lunch time.
This is Kayson. He is one of our favorites. I just die over this picture of him and Grace cracking up.
Grace wanted a last minute snack before bath-time. I gave her a slice of bread and proceeded to finish up the dishes. Suddenly I hear Grace making gagging spitting noises I turn around and there is salt all over the table.
She had a horrible look on her face and keeps spitting and I ask her what is wrong. She keeps telling me "It's yucky. It's yucky." I then look down at her piece of bread and she had poured a mound of salt on it and then took a bite. I'd be gagging to.
Pumpkin spice cookies happened a lot in the month of October.
I found this gem at the grocery store. So festive and delicious.
Christian with the Rose twins at a church activity. It was baby row in the back.
We started putting the kids together in the same room at night. Grace stopped fighting us at night and stopped refusing to go to bed when Christian was asleep in her room. Putting them together had the opposite effect of what I was expecting, and it had amazing results. We usually move Christian out at some point in the night because he still wakes up at night, and wakes up earlier than Grace in the morning.
Mavs Jammies! Aaron's first purchase for Christian when we knew we were having a boy.
Aaron participated in a mandatory team building field trip with his MBA class. They had to wake up ridiculously early in the morning and bus out to a ropes course. They were there until the afternoon and did a variety of the classic team-building exercises (I think there might have even been a trust circle at one point). Aaron has been so busy with school that he rarely gets more than 5 or 6 hours of sleep at night. So when opportunities for sleep arise, he just can't resist. A classmate of his snapped this picture of Aaron on their way home from the ropes course. He's out like a champion.
This is my favorite picture of all time. These two really do love each other and i was miraculously able to capture both of them smiling at the same time.
Apparently fort building turns Grace into a hoarder.
I love this kid.
We voted! Thank heavens for early voting and for volunteers who are so nice to kids. And also for all of the people who didn't pass judgement on us for our ragamuffin appearance whilst voting.
I started sleep training Christian and set up the monitor in my room. Grace was under the impression that the monitor was a telephone of some sort. When Christian would cry she would attempt to soothe him through the monitor. "It's okay Christian, don't cry."
Even when both kids are awake super early, we try our best to catch and extra couple of Zzzs.
Grace loves her Princess dress-ups. We have been fortunate to be on the receiving end of dress-up hand-me-downs, and Grace has been in Princess heaven. He go to dress up is Belle, and since every princess needs a side-kick, she enlisted Christian to be Aurora.
Sleeping beauty just got a whole lot more handsome.
I was also enlisted to be Cinderella, although the dress-up was too small so I looked like a T-Rex with a crown on. The skirt also fit around my thigh, which is a whole new level of sad for my poor thunder thighs. Grace snapped this picture. She's getting pretty good at taking pictures with my phone.
The blissful moments when you sneak in and watch your babies sleep are some of my favorite moments. On this night I couldn't resist taking a picture since Grace's hands were clasped.
The day before Halloween Grace came down with a nasty fever. We made a little bed on Aaron's recliner and watched movies.
Unfortunately her temperature got pretty high fast. After it hit 103.9 we headed to the doctor's office. It peaked out at 104.2. I sent pictures and texts to Aaron to keep him updated. This picture broke my heart. She looked so sick and she was trying so hard to smile. My poor baby.
She got a lot of tests done to figure out what was going on, so we spent a lot of time in this room. I loved the quote on the wall.
All of her tests came back negative and we were told it was a nasty virus and it would be over in a few days. Her fever stayed pretty high for awhile but thankfully went down the next day.

Sometimes I think I'm funny.


Unknown said...

Loving all your catch-up posts! You are too funny, and wonderfully real. I also love that picture of Grace and Christian smiling. So sweet! Those are the moments that make it all worth it.

Jack's Mama said...

Love all the pictures, too cute!!

Now...A Family of Four said...

I think you're hilarious!

The Coons Family said...

I am rolling at the text with your mom... And at your Cinderella dress up comment. Hilarious. Cannot wait to see you!!

Marc and Miriam Deru said...

Great post!

About the princess dress ups, I kind of feel bad for little brothers of girls. Yes, you may be the one putting the dress on Christian now, but wait til he wants to put it on himself and go dance! This morning, Johnny pretended to fall asleep on the couch and said, "Mommy, come kiss me". Nice Sleeping Beauty, little boy. :) Kids are so funny.

Unknown said...

Just caught up on posts I have missed. I love reading your blog, you are hilarious.
You are an awesome mom and make one hot cinderella.