Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Quick Pics

Tonight we headed out as a family for some trick-or-treating fun! Matt and I were accompanied by a scarecrow and "Static Cling." Eli had an emergency costume change. He was scheduled to appear as a spider, but we discovered quickly that he treated his costume just as he does the poor daddy-long-legs that he finds in our yard...he tried to pull the legs off! So, after a quick re-do of his costume and a final stuffing of Jacob, we headed out. As we approached the first house, I talked to Eli about saying "trick or treat" and saying "thank you." Apparently during my lessons, I failed to mention that we don't get to actually go into each house we visit! We discovered his disappointment in the lack of getting-to-go-inside-each-and-every-house, with his outward disapproval. Oh, kiddo was the one who got his candy, said "thank you," then left screaming and crying because you didn't invite him in!! Following a couple of those embarrassing episodes (that were calmed only by the offer of a Smartie), Eli and Daddy headed home and Jacob and I tackled the rest of the neighborhood alone. Jacob got a bag full of candy and was happy with his loot! He had so much fun, he topped the night off by losing a tooth in a Milk Dud!

Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

After Jacob got out of school today, I took the boys to the pumpkin patch. We enjoyed a hayride and pumpkin picking, a maze, a train ride, feeding the animals, and lots of fun! By the end, I was pooped. Of course, I believe the boys could have played for another hour! I'm always amazed at the amount of energy these guys have! When we got home, I had to head back out for a meeting, so Matt helped them carve their pumpkins. All in all, it was a busy, but fun day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Daddy's boys!

These guys looked so cute together yesterday for Sunday afternoon football that I just had to take their picture--even though they are wearing Steelers jerseys :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's been awhile!!

I haven't posted in quite a long time. So, here's a quick little idea of what's been going on around here. Please excuse the list form!

* I made pierogies from scratch.

*Jacob is enjoying football! He is quite the busy fifth grader! His guitar instructor raves about his progress and is hinting that Jacob needs an electric guitar. Jacob's been hinting at that, too! The BB gun he got for his birthday is a hit and he loves target practice in our backyard.

*Eli is growing and changing every day. We're down to one nap a day now, which was quite a transition and adjustment for us all!! He's still working hard on making it through the entire church service without the caregivers having to page us out of service. Matt says he inherited that "separation anxiety" gene from him. He's loving the Little Gym classes we enrolled him in. And, as always, he is thoroughly enjoying the outdoors and sports of ANY kind! Yes, my 19 month old already loves sports!

* Baby Sloan is growing. We're at 15 weeks now. Baby is about the size of an apple! We;ll have our next ultrasound in early November and will find out Baby's gender at that time! YEAH!! Matt is adamant that this one's a girl. I'm starting to believe him (especially since he was right about Jacob and Eli)!

* Matt is starting a new position within Wells Fargo on Monday. He's excited about this position, especially since it really seems to secure his employment with Wells. It will be an adjustment for us all as his hours will be changing. I've been blessed that his hours have been 6a-3p and he's been able to occupy the boys while I cook. Beginning Monday, his hours will be 8a-5p, so we'll either be eating later, or our boys will have to work on playing together, safely, alone!

* I'm doing well. I stay busy driving here, there, and everywhere for our family! I survived helping plan and execute the Fall Festival at Jacob's school. By the end of the day, I'm exhausted which I think is a combination of chasing around a VERY active 19 month old, and being pregnant.

Well, that's about all for now! Have a great day, friends!!