Alex: one month!

Mr. Alex, you are one month old already! You’re getting so big, we already had to pack away all of the 3 and 6 month size jammies!

You don’t really like anything that doesn’t involve your mommy right now. You scream any time we put you in the car seat, in the bath, or for that matter pretty much anytime you aren’t in someone’s arms.

We’ve been taking you to the chiropractor though and that seems to be helping. You have your best sleeps after adjustments.

Your siblings adore you and are desperate for you to play with them. Mary is a big help and tries to rock you and play with the sunshine toy with you when Mommy needs to put you down but you aren’t really a fan yet.You spend lots of time all wrapped up next to mommy in a carrier.

We’re desperately trying to convince you to take a sucky but haven’t had much luck yet. Hopefully you will agree soon, it would make all of our lives so much easier!


Mary and I were in the van on the way home from town today, she was asking non stop questions and getting rather frustrated when I didn’t answer her right away.

Finally, exasperated she exclaimed “Mom, you must be ear blind!!”

I asked her what that meant and she said “you know, your ears don’t work very well. Like how being blind means you can’t see, ear blind is when you can’t hear.”

We then had a conversation about the meaning of the word ‘deaf’.  🙂

Happy Halloween!

This is the first year we really did anything for Halloween. In the past the kids were just too young to get much out of it so we didn’t bother. This year, being school, Mary was a lot more aware of Halloween so we decided to get a little more into it. This is the spooky face Mary drew for Nathaniel to carve into our pumpkin.

He did a great job!

They loved it.

On Saturday our Farmer’s Market had a special Halloween thing for kids, the vendors hid little paper pumpkins somewhere on the booth and when the kids spotted them they got a sticker in a little booklet. If they collected 20 stickers they got a prize. Most of the vendors handed out candy as well, we came home with quite a bit of loot! Both kids had a blast looking for pumpkins and trick-or-treating!!

My fireman and princess at the farmer’s market.

Alex dressed up too but he stayed happily snuggled up to Mom.

Happy, sleeping baby. So long as he is squished up next to Mom that is.

Showing off their prizes. Mary picked a little pink barbie and Luke picked a giant hairy spider (perfect for scaring his sister!!)

It would appear that the pictures from Halloween night are still on the camera, so that post will have to wait until tomorrow.