Monday, October 29, 2012
If this little baller had his way, he would never wear anything besides this shirt.
Even though it's getting too small and too seasonally inappropriate.
He's lucky we're having record high temps this halloween week!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Kids come up with the best ways to entertain themselves....
Or to try and distract their parents.
But I think she could've gotten away with pretty much doing anything to Brian that she wanted to, since he was watching sports on TV, which means he's basically a goner.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
That angry grimace is actually very real.
She doesn't like this costume.
She's a four yr old girl.... all she wants to dress as is a fairy.
Or a princess.
Or a ballerina.
Ideally a fairy princess ballerina.
But when we gotta dress super warm, those don't cut it.
It's not hard to get her to cooperate though...."Hey Brianna, wanna go to a Halloween party? Then wear this."
And she quickly complies.
This plush fuzzy costume = $4 yard sale find a few months ago!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Poor little Courtney has gone through a growth spurt- only going UP, not out. I can see her ribs and tailbone protruding, she's so lean. No bum at all. Wish I could transfer some of mine to her!
Spoonfuls of peanut butter mixed with granola and dried fruit should help, right? Any other toddler-fattening ideas out there? Never had to deal with this before!
Of course she's still super healthy - rarely gets sick, lots of energy, good temperament, sleeps well.... So maybe I'm making a problem out of something that's not a problem?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bennett is usually the first one up every day (besides Brian, who has started running a few miles at 5am!). Our girls sleep in a little better (though Brianna rarely stays in her own bed to do it). So Bennett and I have our QT waiting for the sleepyheads to emerge. He loveslovesloves to be quizzed on letters, so we use our Scrabble Jr and Bananagram tiles to practice. Consequently, while Courtney is a little better at talking, Bennett is the alphabet champ.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Courtney is NOT supposed to be sitting back there with Brianna. I want her sitting in the captain's seats next to Bennett, in her rear-facing carseat. Of course she and Bennett are over 2 and they could be forward-facing now... but why not keep them safer? As long as I can recline their seat far enough back so they have leg room, we're keeping them rear-facing and more protected from the possible consequences of my stereotypical Utah driving skills.
So how has Courtney escaped her spot? Well we keep an extra seat there since we often have company - Brianna's playdates, Cousin Lily sometimes, and just last week, my friend Erin and her little boy. It's a pain to take it in and out, so we leave it there. But Courtney and Brianna have become increasingly buddy-buddy. It's sweet - they really enjoy being together (most of the time. It's a best-of-friends, worst-of-enemies thing). Sneaky little Brianna will take any opportunity to get out of her seat, unbuckle Courtney, get her into the back seat, and buckle her in. Not even joking. All while I'm driving and not paying attention very well. It's happened twice now. I tried to reprimand Brianna, and she pretended to fall asleep. Cuz I'm the boss like that.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here's a pic from the Carrie Underwood concert.... that I didn't go to....