Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daycare pic

Today I got another text message from Nathan's teacher. The caption of this post was "I think I've got myself in a bit of a pickle!" Although Nathan isn't crawling, he can get from one side of the room to another in no time flat, and can really get himself into interesting places! See for yourself!

Trying on "Big Pumpkin"

Although Sean is still telling everyone that he's going to be a "Big Pumpkin" for Halloween, he is NOT. Tonight we were trying it on so that he's comfortable in it for the parade at school (and Halloween of course!), so I snapped a few shots. What do you think? Just about the cutest puppy dog you've ever seen, huh? What 'til you see my little chicken!

"I hold it!"

Sean is still all about holding Nathan. And yes, I realize Nathan is not an "it", but that's what Sean says, "Mama, I hold it!" I'll tell ya, there is nothing sweeter than watching my boys together!!!

I love Nathan's expression in this picture!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just hanging out

Just a few shots from tonight. We tend to strip Nathan down in order to avoid spit up on the jammies, so please excuse the naked-ness! :-) On a side note, we did start Nathan on medicine to help with the GERD, so hopefully Mommy will be doing a lot less laundry in the near future! :-)

Aren't my boys cute? Look at Nathan's smile - INFECTIOUS!!!

It always fascinates me how Sean will so intently play with Nathan's toys! Notice the tongue out...

Pumpkin Patch

So apparently for the last four weeks, Sean has been telling his friends at school that he is going to be a big pumpkin for Halloween. He's not, but that's what he's been saying! Anyway, this weekend we went to the pumpkin patch to look for a BIIIIIIIIG pumpkin. The weather was perfect - cool, but sunny! He had a blast! Nathan, my sweetie, slept through the whole thing. He woke up right before we left just in time to get a few snapshots. Enjoy!

Finally, the pumpkins were loaded and we were ready to head home. We got much less this year than in previous years (the squirrels are horrid), but we got all of these for $16.00!


Here are a few snapshots I took when I was working on Sean's b-day invites. They turned out SO great... can't wait for you to see them!!!

Last day of soccer

I thought I was doing so well remembering to bring the camera to Sean's last soccer game on Saturday. I got all of one picture taken when the battery died! :-( Oh well, here's the token shot!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy as a clam...

The other day I get a text message from Nathan's teacher (Miss Adrian). How would you like to open up a text message and see this???

It was a great surprise to see him so smiley (just hangin' out on her lap). Made my day!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Day out with Thomas

This is the weekend we have been waiting months for! A Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine!!! Saturday after nap time, we packed up the car and headed to St. Louis to see Thomas. Actually, we were staying overnight since our train ride on Thomas was early on Sunday.

The hotel room was, well, nasty. I mean NOTHING like the pictures showed. It was dirty, uncomfortable sleeping, and just not up to my standards. Long story short, Marriott came through for us. After I expressed concern to the manager, he went to his manager who emailed me today. After a detailed explanation of our concerns, he completely refunded the cost of our room and gave us an additional 5,000 points on our Marriott rewards! I was pleasantly surprised and most pleased!!!

Sunday we got up bright and early (no thanks to all of the alarms in the room that went off at 3:00 a.m.!!!) and headed to Granite City to see Thomas. The weather was unseasonably cool, but it was definitely tolerable. When we got there, however, we couldn't believe how low class this event was - certainly not worth driving three hours to see. Even my sweetie Sean wasn't impressed.

The train ride was okay, but the scenery was so-so. At least what we could see. The windows on the train looked like someone had taken a Brillo pad to them, so the view was very limited. The other "activities" were very small town fair (and by small town, I mean town of five.) The one cool part was that there was an area to buy pretty much anything Thomas you could ask for! We got an ornament, duffel bag, night light (which is SO cool), toothbrush which plays the Thomas theme song for two minutes (which is how long you are supposed to brush), a BIG Thomas book, "Tupperware", etc. That was definitely a cool part of the day.

Here are a few pictures from the day... check out the super cool Thomas made of legos!!!

The town of Sodor (where Thomas "lives") built from Legos!

On the train