Tuesday, November 30, 2010

these are the things you see when your house is filled with boys

The Ninja Turtles have been trying to pick my locks again.

Friday, November 26, 2010

giving thanks in 2010

Just a few photos from Thanksgiving... It was a lovely day and I loved having a day to remember to be grateful for all I have. It is so very much, and I don't take the time to really express and acknowledge my gratitude all the way from my tippy toes very often. I was happy to remember and celebrate the day with family.

And now it's Christmas time! Woohoooo!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

how could i say no?

I couldn't. So here's a photo of him in the hat.

He's just so cute to me I just want to sniff him in all the time. It's nuts.

I'm not super thrilled with this particular photo, but Ben snapped it quickly under poor lighting and meant to get a better one later but neither of us have yet so here I am posting the eh photo. Try not to judge too harshly.

Editor's note: I did have to edit out a giant booger glued to his forehead. Awesome.

Monday, November 8, 2010

there is finally a tiny chill in the air

DSC_3659.jpgand so it is knitting season once again. I've got all kinds of projects planned and I can't wait. I might even post them as I go. This is called: No. 1; Pumpkin Colored For Roman.

Friday, November 5, 2010

it's already past time to think about christmas gifts

I really wish we still lived in the olden days when we could just buy one bigger present for the kids, put a bow on it, and call it Christmas. I'd love to get one of these tricycles for Banks for Christmas (and you can get the red one from Sam's Club for a pretty decent price), but I just know he'd be so disappointed with just one toy. le sigh.

What do you think? Can parents (on limited budgets) get away with just one quality toy these days or should I just go for mass like the kids probably want?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

because i have a kindergartner now

School pictures! We actually debated whether to get Benson's school pictures since, let's face it, they are hideously done but I'm really glad we did. He's too precious for words.

I still can't believe I have a kindergartner. I don't feel a day over 21.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

halloween 2010

Left to right: Banks, Benson, Carrie, Ben

Somehow Ben ended up with two pumpkins modeled after him. He was particularly inspiring this year apparently.

Skeleton, Knight, Ventriloquist, and half-hearted ventriloquist dummy

I've been feeling sort of anti-blog lately but Ben keeps getting on my case to post something and it's probably good to make an effort here. I'd like to think I'll record my memories in a personal journal but if I don't have some sort of public accountability it's just not going to happen so I need to do better here. And it's fun to remember things!

Halloween was fun, as usual, and even though I had a mad dash to the finish with costumes (again!) it's getting more and more fun to create costumes for my little guys because they are so excited about the final results. Next year I'm going to try and convince everyone to dress up in a theme since I have 3 boys and that would be awesome-sauce.

And now: on to Thanksgiving! And we have family here this year which makes it twice as awesome! Yes!