Saturday, October 30, 2010


Halloween 2010
All day Mac kept asking "Is it 6:00?!!!" He was so excited for the Trunk-or-Treat!
Gray = Zebra, Mac = Tiger
Me and Drew were dressed like we were on a safari.

waiting for the trunk-or-treat to start

Tom Selleck? It wouldn't be Halloween without a fake mustache.

Carving pumpkins and Playgroup

Last night we carved pumpkins and made sugar cookies. Mac requested a scary face jack-o-lantern. Gray sat like this the whole time drooling on Drew's arm. The boys loved how the pumpkin turned out and we've eaten way too many cookies. SUCCESS!!

Last week for playgroup we did a Halloween carnival. Thanks to a lot of friends for helping out, it turned out great.

Toss the Spider...
Pin the nose on the pumpkin...
Fish with a witch...
There was also a coloring corner and cake walk. Everyone brought a Halloween snack and I think all 40+ kids had fun! I know this one did...


Mac's first season of soccer is over. I wasn't sure how he would do. I put him with an older group of kids hoping he would learn a little more and mostly because he had friends on that team. Mac did great. You could tell he was at least a year younger than most of them but every game and practice he improved and best of all he liked it!

Even though he did more of this ...
than this...

We loved cheering him on and look forward to many more seasons of soccer!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We love grandmas!

Another great visit from Grandma Rita! I'm lucky I love my in laws so much! I look forward to their visit almost as much as my boys do! We had a good weekend doing our normal routine. Grandma went to Gray's music class and got to go to our favorite Lexington library. She was able to see Mac play soccer and see where he goes to preschool. But the most exciting thing was that she got to see Mac in his primary program! When Mac wasn't head butting Mason, he sang the songs and confidently got up to the microphone and gave his part "My heart feels warm and peaceful when I feel the holy Ghost" He's a natural! When he was done, he ran right to grandma and gave her a hug. It meant a lot to have her there!

When G woke up from his nap he said, "Go see grandma at the airport!" He has been sad to say the least, luckily we will be seeing her in a short 6 weeks!

Grandma Rita, thanks for making the trip out here. We'll take ya anytime!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Saturday, October 16, 2010

I have a 4 year old!

Crazy that my Mac-a-doo is 4! My how time flies. He has been a delight to raise.

He keeps me on my toes by asking weird questions like, " Do sharks get pregnant or do they lay eggs?" The answer...both. He loves to play games, especially matching games. He has a great imagination and names all his animals: Ike, Grant or Mason. He's talkative and loves to be surrounded by people. He's a leader, in other words, likes to be in control-bossy. Insist on the same morning ritual with Drew. Everything from what they talk about, how they shower, get dressed and then end with a hug and kiss goodbye. If anything gets out of place, he tells Drew he did it wrong and then coaches him through the morning! Drew is a great sport and goes along with it every single day!

Mac we love you so much! Happy 4th Birthday!This year we decided to throw Mac a real birthday party. He wanted an animal party. Here's how it went...

the invites-
inside the balloon was the official invitation.

the cake and decorations...
Pin the nose on the elephant

Elephant hunt-find the peanuts....
The kids loved opening the peanuts and instead of eating them, fed them to my dad.
Pass the candy...

When the music stoped the child holding the candy got to eat one.
Balloon pinata
Between every game the kids put their masks on and chased each other around the yard.
Sweet Lindsay professed her love to Mac, "I love you Mac!" Mac looked at her and said, "No, I love my grandma!"
Later that night we had a little family party, where Mac got a fish, books, more toys and dart guns.
Happy Birthday sweet Mac, we love you!

Mom takes a back seat...

I'm lucky to have such great parents and my kids are lucky to have such great grandparents. When grandma and grandpa come to town, I no longer matter. I'm not making it up, Mac even told me he liked my mom more. It's ok, I'm used to it. I can't compete with Grandma Mom, she's pretty impressive.

We had a great five days with them. As always it went way too fast.

Our week was spent going to Mac's soccer game, a bourbon distillery, Mac's birthday party and of course my parents cleaned my house and kept everything tidy, looking perfect when they left.

Mom and Dad thanks for coming and even though you live fifteen hundred miles away you manage to make us such a big part of your lives!