Friday, November 28, 2008

Christopher visits

Instead of having Christopher go shopping this morning with his mom and mimi, I suggested he come visit with us. I knew Nicholas would love to have his best buddy come over and it would give me a chance to pick up my fall decorations to get ready to decorate for Christmas. Win win situation. They had a wonderful time playing, running and taking a break to eat some cherrios and drink milk. The boys only had one incidence over who got to play with the dump truck, but that is to be expected at this age I suppose. It was a fun morning. Maybe at Christmastime we will be able to do it again.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


What a difference a year makes. Nicholas was so excited about going trick-or-treating this year, maybe due to the fact that he knew he would get some candy. All week he kept saying, "trick-or-treat with Rylie, candy in my bucket....". It was cute. So, when Friday finally came and I was able to say, yes, tonight we get to go, he was very excited. He picked out his costume this year, a fireman and Joshua went as a penguin. They were so cute. We went to our friends Britney and Joseph's house (whose daughter is Rylie) for dinner and then trick-or-treating. Our friends Lisa and Jon and their daughter Sonora came into town so we invited them to come with us also. Rylie and Sonora were both dressed as princesses, precious. We all ate dinner together, chatted for a little bit and then headed out to get the goods. Nicholas would say trick-or-treat, then would take the candy himself and put it in his bucket. It was funny to watch. Rylie and Nicholas would run to the next house at times trying to beat the other one there. At the end of the night they sat down and compared buckets and of course ate some of their candy. All and all it was a successful outing and Joshua hung in there with us even though he was exhausted. He hardly made a peep, but did get lots of compliments on how cute he was.
Joshua, Sonora, Nicholas
Joshua sneaking some candy.
Nicholas giving Joshua a hug, or maybe trying to take the candy???
Now they each have their own.
Nicholas found a fire hydrant that he loved to swing around, which fit right in with his costume.
Princess Sonora
Princess Rylie
Rylie and Nicholas checking out their goods.
Nicholas digging in and Joshua wanting some himself.
Rylie and Nicholas eating skittles I think.
Oops, we have been caught.
Our pumpkins. Burt did a nice job with the ghost and Nicholas painted the two little ones.