We pride ourselves on being pretty decent pumpkin carvers. This year we had a hard time getting our pumpkins to cooperate with us but I still think they turned out pretty good. I carved the vampire Mickey for Jake and the wolf one is mine, I chose a vampire and a wolf to go with my obsession to the Twilight books. Robert carved Buzz lightyear, which was a tough one, for Cody and the spider one was his. The little pumpkin that is just a plain old jack o lantern is Cody's that he picked while on a field trip with his school and he say's it's his favorite, so much for killing ourselves over the buzz lightyear but oh well. This was the first year that Cody has gutted a pumpkin himself, he usually say's that it is too groose and he did say that this year too but he also thought it was kind of fun. You will notice that Jake is not in any of the pictures. He gets a bit cranky around 7 o clock and goes to bed shortly there after so he was in sleepy land for most of our pumpkin carving experience, I'm sure he will be right in the middle of everything next year though!
Well it's taken me a little while to get this posted but last weekend we went to our first ever trunk or treat, I know amazing that we came from Utah and had never been to a trunk or treat before. This was the ward halloween party/trunk or treat. We all had a great time and Cody loved getting a jump start on the whole trick or treating thing. He is still looking forward to Friday night but he had lots of fun at the ward party.
Our little town here in KS has it's own pumpkin patch that we decided to try out this weekend. Wow it was so crowded, I think everyone in town had the same idea. We still had fun though. Cody rode the zip line, which he loved, I stood by gasping but he held on and had fun. We went out to the pumpkin field and tryed to find the perfect pumpkins, and Jake napped through most of it. We are very excited to carve our pumpkins this year, that is one of our favorite things to do for halloween.
This weekend we did lots of fun things. We started off the weekend by going to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin, KS. It was packed and there was a lot to see. The streets are lined with craft booths and more craft booths, so needless to say I was having a great time. Cody hung in there while we made our way through craft city to the carnival. He had a great time riding all the rides. His favorite by far was the big slide, he rode that 3 times. I thought the little mini tidal wave was adorable and I made sure to tell him to get the seat all the way at the back, I wanted him to get his full ride experience. Jake had a nice stroller ride and babbled to all the people that would look at him. It was a fun day at the festival and I am sure we will go again next year.
I take so many cute pictures of the boys that it's really a waste not to share them so I updated the slide show that is usually at the bottom of the page and put it here for you all to enjoy! They are getting so big I can hardly believe it.
Robert took the dogs hunting over the weekend and Belle just can't slow down. She ran through a fence, we think, I guess she was too far ahead of Robert and he really didn't even see what happened. She tore a big hole in her leg and we had to take her to the vet for surgery to get stitches. She is currently wearing a lamp shade because she keeps trying to take the stitches out when it's not on. It's pretty funny though because Belle is not that bright of a dog to begin with so when you add the lamp shade you better get out of her way. I think I am going to have to repaint the house when she gets it off, she just runs into wall after wall. We hope she has learned her lesson and will slow down from now on but I highly doubt it, like I said she's not that bright, bless her heart!
We have a turtle that Robert brought home from work one day to show Cody. Cody named him Dave, after his papa Denney that he had just talked to that day on the webcam. Well I encouraged the realease of Dave so that he could be free to roam the wild like the other turtles here do. So later that night Cody and Robert let Dave go a little ways from our house and bid a fond farewell. A week or so ago Dave came back to say hello. We found Belle on point in the backyard and there was Dave. We had fun saying hello and feeding him grapes and then we once again let him go back into the wild. We are anxious to see if Dave comes back to visit again, we'll let you all know. I love the picture of Cody holding Dave, he looks so happy and excited but he was terrified that Dave was going to bite him. Now if I could get Robert to stop bring frogs home from work, not a big fan of the frog tank in my kitchen.
So I'm eating breakfast this morning and Cody tells me to come and see how far Jake rolled. He had rolled the length of the living room and was giggling to himself. I laughed with Cody and agreed that Jake rolled the farthest ever. Then Cody said, "don't pick him up, leave him there, I want dad to see how far he rolled." Apparently I was supposto leave Jake in that exact spot for 8 or 9 hrs, I think Cody's babysitting carreer may end before it ever begins!!
Robert and I have been married for 10 years. We have 2 beautiful little boys who keep us on our toes. Cody is full of energy and the smartest little guy ever. Jake is a little sweetie that we are so happy to have in our lives. We moved across the country to Kansas in January of 2008 for a job opportunity Robert was given. I still miss Utah, it has been a huge adjustment moving so far from family and friends but with every new friend we meet here it gets easier and easier to make the transition.
-Yesterday I had to go get a eye exam so I left Robert with the boys and after I told Cody bye he looked at Robert and said "Dad, Mom's leaving, now we can do whatever we want!"
-Tonight when he was waiting for Robert to get his towel so he could get out of the tub, I heard him yell "Dad, get me outta here, I'm freekin cold."
-He was looking at a pic of me and Robert on our honeymoon in Disneyland and I was explaining to him that a honeymoon is something you go on after you get married. He looked at me and said matter of factly "I just want to go to Disneyland, I don't want to get married. I just want mickey mouse ears and then I will come home, not married!"
-I was playing trains with him the other day and he all the sudden said "Wait my brain just hatched a idea" and then he proceeded to move the trains around to how he wanted them.
-Yesterday he was playing with Jake trying to make him smile and he did, he was so excited and exclaimed "Mom, his first smile, where is his baby book so we can write it down?"
-This morning he said "I love you mom, your always there when I need you." Talk about melting a mom's heart!
You know you live in the Midwest when your best pick-up line is "Hey baby, want me to check you for ticks?"
You know you need a night out when your defination of alone time is when the kids fall asleep in the back of the car.
You might be a redneck if... your child recognizes camoflage as one of the primary colors, which Cody does.