Well Halloween has once again come and gone for another year. We had a fun year this year and the boys really enjoyed themselves. Jake was so much fun this year and really got into the whole trick or treating thing. He was knocking on doors, putting candy in his bucket and remembering to say thank you, what a cutie! Cody was super cool as G.I. Joe and had a great time leading the pack while walking around the neighborhood. Jake was all about the suckers and was hording them while we were sorting the candy. He would have eaten them all if we had let him. Cody was so so excited that one of the houses in the neighborhood was giving out whole candy bars and he got a big Hershey's Bar, his favorite, that pretty much made his night,he is a chocoholic! We hope you all had a great night and that your kids or yourself are coming down from the sugar high and headed for a good night's sleep, i know we are.
Driving Mr. Elmo
The cup cakes that i made for Cody's class party.
Pumpkin carving fun, Jake loved it!
Elmo and G.I. Joe - A likely pair
The trick or treating crew.... what a cute bunch.
We hadn't even started and somehow Elmo found a sucker to eat!?
At Miss Anne's, Jake is knocking....
The stash!! You have to click on this picture and look at Jake's face, priceless!
Our baby Jake is 18 months old today and i just can't believe it. He is turning into a little man right before my eyes. He is such a fun little guy and we have loved his sweet little spirit that he has brought to our family. He is a silly boy and almost always has a smile on his face. He still doesn't talk much but is by no means quiet. If he wants something you will know it and he will point at it until his arm falls off if he has to. The words that he does say often are - juice, uh-oh, DaDa, duck, woof, and Mama. He adores his big brother and thinks he is so funny. He loves animals and is often found sitting on the dogs or pulling on their tails or ears and laughing. If he hears a song he likes he will drop everything and dance, it's mostly circles until he falls down but he is also known to throw a few stomps in the mix too.
He loves trucks, loves to watch Monster Jam. He loves Elmo and can hardly wait to get into that Halloween costume of his. He is obsessed with appliances, yes i said appliances, loves the vacuum, blender, tools, swiffer, ect. they are all fascinating to him. He loves his blankie and his favorite stuffed animals and is often seen climbing to any heights to get to his binky. Above all he is a busy little guy who is always up to something which is why we all love him so much. We love you Jakie!!
Today we took a trip to a local cider mill in the area. We got to see how apple cider is made and the boys actually thought is was pretty cool. They had a fun little store that i browsed through and we got cider doughnuts which were very yummy. The boys also had fun playing on the hay bales and with the pumpkins, it was a fun fall day.
Watching all the apples being washed
Not too sure about this hay stuff..
A forced brother shot
Cody enjoying his doughnut or maybe this was Robert's, who knows he ate them both.
"I'll take this one mom."
The hay slide, doesn't take much to amuse this kid!
My favorite - Jake just taking a break, so cute right?!
I am a bit late in getting this posted but a couple of weekends ago Robert and Cody got to go to a Nascar race at the Kansas City Speedway. Robert went on Saturday and then took Cody with him when he went on Sunday. Robert sent me a text on Saturday that said, it's cool and boring at the same time! I think Cody had a lot of fun with him on Sunday, he picked his favorite car #24, because it had "cool flames." His car ended up finishing in 2nd place so he was happy about that. He also made sure to get lots of pictures of the M&M car because it is his cousin Derricks favorite car and of course to make him jealous. He kept telling Robert that he was having fun but that it was so long. I myself don't know how long i would have lasted watching the same cars go around and around, may have made me a bit dizzy myself. They had fun and that's all the matters, it's fun to find new and exciting things to do around here.
September was a month of trying our hand at new skills, such as the previous post on my Salsa making day. Robert shot a nice whitetail with his muzzle loader this year and decided to make his own sausage. While i was only informed of his sausage idea at the last second, i tried to be as helpful as i could stomach. I would have to say that my least favorite part of the ordeal was the hanging and cutting up of the deer in my garage, i just got the garage to smell half way normal again. It was a lot of work though and all he kept saying was, "I would never want to be a butcher." Along the lines of his comment to me the weekend before with my salsa when he said,"I can't possibly see how all this work could be worth it." Well i felt that same way while watching him cube and make sausage out of a entire deer. I do have to give him credit for not even trying to convince me to let him use my kitchen aid grinder attachment to make the meat into hamburger, he got a cheap grinder off of craigslist, good call honey. We have yet to taste the final product so i will have to update you on that later, whether i will be participating in the taste test is still up for debate. All in all it has been a learning month and we both have new respect for those who make there own salsa and sausage every year, HA!
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.