Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Blake and Easton are so excited to go trick-or-treating tonight. And they look adorable in shirts made by Grandma! As I'm writing this, they are wrestling and chasing each other around the house, screaming and giggling. It's going to be a long day for them to wait until it's time to trick-or-treat...


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Fun

This weekend started our Halloween festivities for the year. The kids were excited to carve our pumpkin. They helped scoop the pumpkin "guts" out, but Easton didn't like it... too squishy, he said! Then they each drew an eye, and Blake drew the nose and they both helped with the mouth. I carved out the face they drew and Blake named it Chloe! She's currently on the front porch "scaring people!" ha ha.

St. Ann's had its' annual Monster Mash last night and Grandma and I took the kids. There were bounce houses and trunk-or-treating, but we left before the dance and costume contest (for bigger kids!) The kids were excited to wear their costumes and trick-or-treat! (Easton also gets to trick-or-treat at school and Blake gets to enjoy costume day at ballet this week, plus trick-or-treating on Halloween!)

Here is the inspiration for their costumes: Jake and Izzy from "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" on Disney Junior.

and here's my Jake and Izzy!

The costumes were a hit at the Monster Mash, nobody else was dressed as Izzy or Jake, and lots of kids pointed them out "Look there's Jake! Hi Izzy!" very cute! Easton loved his hair that we spiked up like Jake's. He kept asking if we loved his "pirate hair" and he was upset with me when I messed it up putting on his pi's at night.

West Virginia

Last weekend, Tim and I traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia. We met up with some friends, who recently moved to Richmond, Virginia, for the Texas Tech game.

It was so beautiful there! The hills, the leaves starting to change for fall, the river... gorgeous!

It was a chilly, kinda rainy day, but Tech won! We were thankful for how gracious and hospitable the West Virginia fans were after hearing about their horrible reputation. We did lots of walking, especially after the game (4 miles back to the hotel), and had lots of fun!
Sunday took an interesting turn when our first plane (a 36 seater that was the only plane at the tiny Morgantown airport) was delayed trying to balance the passengers and baggage, so we missed our connection from D.C. to Houston. Instead we traveled 4 hours on a flight to Denver, had a 5 hour layover, to get home at 1 A.M. I've never been so ready to get home!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Two and a Half

Easton is changing so much these days and is growing up (Fast!) right before my eyes. Everyday he says new words, bigger words, longer sentences, and amazes me. He has a sweet heart and will spontaneously say "I love you, momma," or do something sweet or helpful without being asked. He has a temper and gets MAD when he's mad. He plays a little too rough sometimes, loves to read, puzzles, play "kickball" or catch with daddy, or play barn. Easton loves to help pick out his clothes, loves his boots (always wants to wear them) and is now potty-trained! He finally decided he was ready and wanted to wear his "chonies" (which he loves to call them like his cousin Santiago). He's only had one accident this week, and I'm anxious to hear how he did at school today in them. Also, big change - he didn't cry at drop off today! He pouted a little before, but once we walked in and he put his stuff away, he told me bye and walked over to play with play-doh with the others. Hopefully soon, he'll go in excitedly!

At 2.5, Easton is becoming more independent in some ways, although he wants to be held a lot, and he comes into our bed all the time!