Everyday 2014 // 11.17

November 17:
Cute...or creepy? ;)

November 18:
This picture sums up 5:30 at our house. The witching hour and my least favorite time of day!

November 19:
So happy. 

November 20:
You can't be mad at that face...even if it means I'll never eat in peace again ;)

November 21:
Hanging out with Mills and Shepherd was obsessed with these sunglasses. 

November 22:
Grayson's birthday party. These precious friends make me so happy. I'm pretty sure this happened at Shep's birthday party too. Sharing their cake!

The party was a truck theme and so this was a big hit :)


November 23:
So proud of his gingerbread house!
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Halloween 2014

Better late than never...
A summary of our Halloween season!


We carved pumpkins, and Major was so into it!  
Shepherd on the other hand, his exact words were, "too yucky for me" before he left the room and wouldn't come back.  He did however love the finished product and he insisted we keep our jack 'o lantern in the living room so he could see it.

One of our neighbor's goes all out for Halloween and as soon as they put up their decorations we went on a walk to check it out.  Shep loved everything except for the big cat (a big change from last year!).
He kept saying "too spooky for me" every time we asked if he wanted to pet it.

Sweet little pumpkin.

Every year Joey's company has a Halloween party for the kids to dress up and go trick or treating.  This was the best picture I could get of Major...he hated his elephant ears.
The cutest little elephant I have ever seen!
 

Our little astronaut...who also hated his helmet.

I tried so hard to get him to wear his hat!

Our little family :)

After the Halloween party at Joey's work, we had some reluctant trick or treaters on Halloween night.  Shepherd literally hid under Major's bed to try and get out of putting on his helmet.

I am still not over that this is the best picture I have of Shepherd in his costume.  This child does not stop moving.  Every picture I have of him is either blurry or the back of his head.  Ahhh he would have been so cute if he would have left the helmet on.  Still cute, but you know.

We got a few pictures of Major in full costume before he ripped it off.  This costume was so precious!


 It was pretty cold on Halloween, so we just hit up the houses on our street.  Shepherd was having so much fun.  He is still talking about it.  He keeps asking if we can go to the neighbors and ask for candy, haha.  Since it was pretty cold, I took Major back early to get dinner started and Joey kept going with Shepherd.  After a few houses, Joey said he asked Shep if he was ready for the next house and Shep replied, "I want to go to Sheppy's house."  Precious boy.  Once they got home he literally ate every single piece of candy that was not a choking hazard.  And Major tried to ;)  

We had our traditional Halloween meal for dinner: pumpkin sloppy joes and sweet potato fries.  I love the idea of special meals reserved for certain days.

The next night, we went to a Halloween party with our friends.  I borrowed a bat costume last minute from my sister in law...
Joey however prepped his costume weeks in advance.  He went as Sara from the Jimmy Fallon skits.
#noH
#ew


Sara with no "H" and her stepdad, Gary.
Quite terrifying if you ask me.
I told Joey next year he needs to dress as something half way attractive.
P.S. We didn't let Shepherd see Joey in costume (as not to scar him) but he did see the wig and he HATED it.

Can you tell that Joey has braces?  We he literally spent weeks working on perfecting those things.
EW.
;)
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9 months with Major


This month we celebrated Major's 1st Halloween.  It was a big month for him.  He got some new skills that made him so much more mobile and he is excited about his new talents!!  Every night in the bathtub, he is a wild man!  He is crawling and flipping and pulling up...no fear, and no relaxing for us!
He does the cutest thing when he cries really hard, usually if he hurts himself, he will cry so hard that he starts laughing!  Almost like he is realizing he's not that hurt and laughing at himself for getting all worked up.
He loves music, Taylor Swift is his fave.  The instant recognition of "Shake It Off" is hilarious.
Whenever he gets excited, like in the morning when he first sees Shepherd, or when Joey gets home from work, he shakes his whole body and kicks his little legs in excitement.
Just like his big brother, he is not a fan of cuddling right now :(  He never wants to just lay on me and rock...I wish he would!

Some of my favorite pictures from this month:









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Everyday 2014 // 11.10

November 10:
Little stinker fought through his first nap, so I gave up, and when I finally had a chance to quietly take him upstairs and try again, he crashed immediately.  Verrrry rare for him to sleep on me.  He nurses and goes straight into the crib, no fuss about it.

November 11:
He loves to help me make pumpkin muffins. 

November 13:
Two of Joey's plants got thrown out onto the deck after this...
(ok maybe not "thrown" but I thought about it! ;)

November 14:
Precious angel!!

November 15:
Major is obsessed with our dishwasher, haha!

November 16:
Nana came to visit!



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Everyday 2014 // 11.3

November 3:
Last week of Caity living with us before her wedding this weekend. Major likes to stand at the top of the stairs and talk to her. 
November 4:
Election Day 
November 5:
Where are you going?! This little guy is on the move. 
November 6:
All smiles even though he was up all night the night before. I think he was too excited about all of his new skills to sleep. 
November 7:
Caity and Josh's Rehearsal.  
November 8:
Wedding night! Such a great day!
November 9:
We had a nice relaxing day after a crazy weekend. I love little baby butts with animals on them

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election day.


I unintentionally dressed Shepherd and I exactly alike.  Stripes and leggings and brown boots and army green!



All morning I talked to Shepherd about how we were going to vote and he got to help me and when it was over they would give him a sticker!  
We got to my voting place and the line was longer than I've ever seen it.  We ended up waiting about 45 minutes.  I was so proud of Shepherd!  Of both of them!  45 minutes and they were literally perfect angels, and no one was more surprised than me ;)  We passed the time by me quizzing Shepherd on all of the posters hanging on the walls, letters and numbers and colors, etc.

Since they were so well behaved I decided to test my luck and take them out for lunch.  We tried Chick-fil-a, but it was literally a mad house with all of the kids out of school, so we headed to McDonalds.

"Say cheese, Ma"
Side note: He currently is calling me "Ma" and Joey "Dig."  

I just love this little snippet of what our life is like right now...building "trains".  My favorite is the dinosaur and my velcro rollers ;)

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