October 31, 2009
This is Gabe in October or 2009. He is just about to turn five months..... And we thought Porter grew fast. We had to use it as a Halloween costume before he outgrew it.
I could barely eat one piece. This thing was HUGE!
October 29, 2009
So after reminding him that he gets an M&M when he goes, he got excited about it again. So far so good. No accidents yet today. I just put the potty out in the kitchen where he can sit on it and still see me. I have tried not to push too much, just a reminder every now and then, but he has been asking me for M's and I just remind him that he can have one when he goes. Little stinker had it figured out this morning that if he just went a little at a time he could get more, so he was going every few minutes. Too funny. Whatever works.
October 28, 2009
We have been doing quite a bit lately. We went to the pumpkin patch and got a few fun pictures. I wasn't really excited about this year's theme, but Porter enjoyed it. It was pretty much one commercial after another. There were only one or two that stood out.
This one was impressive simply for how much work had to go into it. The tree itself had to take all kinds of time and there were two of them. It was quite a large display.
I thought Rachael would get a kick out of this one. The Jolly green Giant in front of his garden, all out of pumpkins.
We also had the obligatory photo ops at the end. Porter looks cute no matter what, so I loaded them all.
This one looked even better in person.
October 27, 2009
October 23, 2009
October 20, 2009
Where did my hair go?!
There are a couple reasons we haven't gone this short before. First, we were trying to camouflage his big head. :) Second, that first short cut seems to add years to a boy. I love the little surfer look, but he really is growing older and I suppose it was time to let him; as if I have anything to say about it. Hard to believe from these pictures that he is only 2 1/2.
October 18, 2009
I really like it because it sits low enough for our very short legged kids, because the wheels are multi-directional, and because it doesn't have a bunch of useless crud on the tray. It has one easily removable toy and we love it. Porter loves giving him rides in it. We have a video of it, but it is having technical difficulties loading, so we will have to put that up some other day.
I went to a bridal shower for one of my best friends. While there we had a great time creating wedding dresses out of toilet paper. Here are the results. The third is ours and we won. Woohoo! The model is Denise, who happens to be a girl Jen and I knew when we lived in New York ten years ago. It was fun to catch up. Sister Allen also was there from New York. She and her husband now live in Utah. We all reminisced about our years in New York. I miss it some days. Especially in the fall when I remember the beautiful leaves.
For those of you who don't know, we have been pretty sick here this week. When we went to the doctor, he said 98% of the people they have tested have had swine flu. We didn't get tested so we don't know for sure that is what we have had, but it seems likely. We are no longer contagious, and we are on the upside now, recovering pretty well, although Porter, Adam, and I have a lingering cough and runny nose. Hopefully we are through the worst and won't see it again this season.
October 13, 2009
October 06, 2009
So, question, I always thought that older pants that are worn in would fit looser, but I have found that I can try on a pair of pants at the store in my size and they are too big. I can wear a size down in the pants I just bought. But when I went to look at the pants I wore prepregnancy, I still can't fit into most of the next size down, only one or two. Are clothes manufacturers making clothes bigger? Sneaky people-- I wouldn't put it past them. Has anyone else noticed this or have I somehow shrunk my old clothes?