Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Since we are not in our house yet, we decided to participate in Trunk or Treat! Yes, just like Mount Pisgah in Georgia! The church we have been attending host this annual event too! This years theme was Superheros. Even though it was cold, we all had a great time, got tons of candy and received lots of laughs! Isn't that what Halloween is all about! A special Thank You to Aunt Becky Ann for all the adorable Superhero decorations! Here are a couple of other trunks that we loved.

Mrs. Marsha as Swine Flu! She is the head of the Children's Department and is such a neat lady! I thought this was a cleaver idea. And you may not be able to see but she had pig/swine feed in the back as decoration.
On a surprising note, when we got back to the apartment I was expecting Holden to go crazy over the candy. But he said he wanted to save it for later and only had a Tootsie Roll! Is he getting sick??? Rylan on the other hand devoured animal crackers, pretzels, and mini oreos! So even though we are not settled in our new house, the boys were able to trick or treat. But most of all, we had a fun time with great memories of our first Halloween in Ohio. Happy Halloween!

Halloween Parade

Holden's preschool class had a costume parade at the end of the Halloween party today. The kids were not allowed to wear their mask or accessories but as you can see that did not damper Spiderman Holden's mood. Here is Spiderman strutting in the parade!
I love this picture of Holden looking at his muscles! It is too funny!!

Class picture! They all look so cute!

I had a difficult time thinking of something that did not revolve around food for a treat bag. I went with Homemade Orange Play dough and a Halloween Cookie cutter. I know Holden loves play dough and hopefully his friends do too.

And we topped the day off with Monster Munch!

I know the boys are excited, or rather Holden is, about Trick or Treating tonight! Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Recap of Halloween Theme Week

Our themed lunches were so much fun this week. I think I need to continue the fun lunches. Holden ate everyday, which was shocking! Here are a couple of pictures...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First Haircut

It's official, our little rooster had his first haircut! I asked the hairdresser to just trim the back so that it would not resemble a mullet. However, the hairdresser went a little scissor happy!! Trust me, I have a baggie of hair as a memento. My baby looks like an enlisted army guy! He has a buzz cut! I was so upset! You think I am exaggerating, I am not. I wanted Rylan to still look like a baby not a big boy with his haircut. I keep telling is only hair, it will grow!

See the buzz cut!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Theme Week

I have found so many, really too many, cute Halloween themed foods for kids. I decided that we would have a week of these fun yet yummy treats. Today for lunch, the boys enjoyed Mummy dogs, monster teeth, witches hats, candy corn, and ghoul juice (better known as apple juice). The boys thought this was great and I had fun putting it together! I will not bore you all with a post everyday of our treats. But I will post the ones that turn out the cutest! Happy Halloween Eating!

Pirate Pumpkins

I bought these cute shirts...

Then sweet Aunt Becky Ann sent theses...

(Poor Rylan)

It looks like it is turning out to be a Pirate Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Every time I open the refrigerator Rylan runs over to pull everything out! However, I've never seen this move...Do you think he is hungry?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Costume Party

Kevin's co-worker invited us to his family Halloween costume party. We were so excited! But Rylan is sick with and ear infection and a respiratory infection (better known as croup)! So guess where I stayed? At home with Rylan while Kevin and Holden attended the party. Here is a glimpse of our theme this year...
I could not let the boys go empty handed, so Holden helped me make ghost and spider cookies to bring.
Wish we could have all gone. I know it was so much fun!

Nature Boy!

Let me take a moment to give you all a visual of Friday. I picked Holden up from preschool in the pouring rain. Fridays are usually when the teachers send home all the art projects and such. In addition, we received the Scholastic book order. Ok, so I have my hands full. We get back to the apartment and I am carrying everything along with the umbrella, diaper bag, and Rylan. Have a mentioned we are staying on the 3rd floor! We get out of the car, in the rain, and Holden spots a worm. He insist that we have to save him and bring back to apartment. "Because he is all alone and needs a family" Holden was soak and wet but had that poor worm. I really do not see how where he gets his love of animals or better yet worms from? It really must be a boy thing!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Family Pumpkin Carving Night

Holden's preschool had a Family Pumpkin Carving Night. You bring your cleaned out pumpkins to school and carve them with all the other preschool families. Our intention was for the entire family to attend however, Rylan was sick. Kevin decided to stay at home with him. But I think from looking at my carving skills it should have been the other way around! I know Holden enjoyed introducing me to his buddies that attended. (I was a little worried that he was not making friends. Because some days I ask him who he played with and he says no one played with him! It breaks my heart! But it was good to see all the little boys running over to him to say hello and asking to play. What a relief!!) I think I need to work on my carving skills before this event rolls around again!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I forgot to tell you Momma...

I will be the first to say that dinner with toddlers is not the best time of the day. For a couple of reasons, they are tired and hungry. And with my two, dinner usually consist of Rylan screaming for more food while Holden is eating like a bird or I am just trying to get him to eat a bite!

With that said, during dinner tonight Holden looked at me and said, "Momma, I forgot to tell you something." I am thinking, oh great here we go. "I forgot to tell you that I am allergic to chicken. I mean I am really allergic" I said to him, while trying to keep a straight face,"Really" "Yes Momma. Did you forget, I am allergic to chicken? But not chicken nuggets, just this chicken."

I think it is best to say that tonight's dinner was not his favorite. This child will think of anything!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Over the River

Over the river and through the woods to Sunrock Farms we go! And literally, we went over the river to Kentucky to visit this educational farm. (It was only 15-20 minutes away, not a big adventure!)

Want to know what all we did at this educational farm? Well, the boys got to feed the goats, pet sheep, pet a horse, pet a pig, hold a baby chick, hold a rabbit, collect eggs from the hen, and milk a goat! Whew! And if that was not enough, we took a hayride to a pumpkin patch. After a LONG morning of animals we finished off the tour with hot cider and cookies. We were all starving! The tour was not suppose to be more than 2 hours but it was more like 2 1/2. Needless to say they were tired and hungry!

After the tour on the car ride home, I asked, "What was your favorite part?" Holden's response was "All the animals but most of all, milking the goat." And I think it is easy to see what Rylan's highlight was...The baby chicks!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cock-a-doodle Doo

With a baa, and a moo, and a cock-a-doodle doo. No, we are not on a farm, it's just our little rooster Rylan. Every morning this sweet little face wakes with this crazy hair! I know you are suppose to train your hair to go a certain way but how do you train this? At least he is cute and can pull off the cock-a-doodle look:)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Craft Day

While Rylan was napping today, Holden and I had a fun time with pumpkins. We painted a milk jug to look like a pumpkin. Holden decided it was best to use his hands instead of the paint brush. Thankfully it was all washable. We decorated our baby pumpkins with stickers and made foam jack-o-lanterns. Can you tell we are trying to stay busy?? And why not top off the day with a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin. (they sound a little weird but they are actually really good) After all the pumpkin crafting, I think we are getting excited for Halloween.