Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Obviously, for the good of my blog audience I had to get pictures. As you can tell by their expressions they were really sad and ashamed of how they defamed our home:
Monday, November 9, 2009
I'm afraid he has this princess thing down!
He has also lately learned that if he smiles for the camera Mommy will let him look at the display screen. At least I'm getting some good smiles:
Not to be left out, Will decided to do the poses big brother was demonstrating- scary, huh!
But really, really cute!
He even proudly showed it off to his dad with no shame:
Maybe he showed a little shame when Mommy asked what he'd done:
But not enough shame to keep him from digging right back in:
Friday, November 6, 2009
A few nights ago my ex-husband, Earl, and I were invited to a Tacky Wacky Wigorama and since we are tacky kind of people,we were ready. Earl even took his list with him, Dummy.
You're probably wondering why would I go somewhere with my ex when I would much rather be with Darnell? Well, it was his high school reunion and he didn't want to go alone. I don't blame him. It was scary! Some of those people looked like it was still the 80's! Besides, he promised to buy me a hot tub!
Because we like to party, we kept right on the next morning with our kids,who don't look a thing like us:
Then we had a little fun with Earl Jr. #1:
and Earl Jr. #2- notice the closed eyes. We're working on the 'stache.
Then we had a little too much fun! Notice how they are the perfect blend of us- my beautiful hair and Earl's closed eyes.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This picture is so typical of "The Queen" as she rolls her beautifully make-uped eyes:
While this picture won't be on our Christmas card, it is still great because no one is crying! That doesn't happen often.
Nana and Pop reverse trick-or-treated us so we didn't have to drag kids everywhere. That is so nice.
Donnie and Grandmother got spooked too.
We decided we'd rather visit with cousins. We saw a beautiful princess:
a handsome knight (beneath the helmet):
Then as we were saying good-bye I was surprised to see they had a scary decoration hanging from their tree when I realized it was my son swinging!
All in all, the pumpkins turned out great. Ashton used the plastic eyes that came in the carving kit. Will is totally scared of them. Every time he gets close he says, "The eyes. The eyes." He won't go past them on the stairs unless I carry him! They are the only thing he was scared of this Halloween!
Pretty sure next year we'llbe carving 4. I guess we shouldn't wait until the last minute!
This year we tried out a new pumpkin patch, Lucky Lad Farms. It's actually owned by a guy I went to school with. This was a big step for me because I am all about the tradition of going to Gentry's Farms every year. I am so glad I did though because we had a perfect day at an awesome patch. Of course, we still went with the traditional Dodd-Moore-Dickson combo. I love to see these kids together knowing they've known each other since birth and now are this big:
We were also thrilled when Nana and Pop decided to come along because what isn't more fun with them?
The boys did earn their keep by doing a little milking:
Wesley was crazy about this goat. He just followed it around petting it and saying, "goat, goat".
goat buddy of her own- the hay helped:
Look at my boy who is well trained on his 9th pumpkin patch trip and knows to smile because it is mommy's favorite picture taking day of the year :)
The absolute highlight of the day was this awesome slide. I wish I could build one we had so much fun!
What isn't fun about a huge crib full of corn to play in (except for corn getting in your diaper!):