Thursday, November 3, 2011

Family Pictures

Last week, we had family pictures taken by a local photographer, Sarah Thompson.  She took pictures of us last year when I was pregnant with Kyle and I loved her work.  I also love that she includes the rights to the CD in her price!  I love how these pictures turned out.  I could not be happier and these are just the "sneek peek"!  I will get the rest in the next couple of weeks!

Don't be surprised to see one of these pictures as our Christmas card!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat

And, to end our three days of Halloween fun, we headed out Trick or Treating on Monday night!  We had never taken Connor Trick or Treating in the past because of rain or because we were at our church's fall festival, but this year, we decided we would head out for some fun and candy!

Connor did a great job saying "Trick or Treat" and he loved seeing all of the other kids in costume!

Kyle wasn't quite sure what to think of the trick or treating, but he loved riding around in his car.  And, then, he loved getting a taste of candy!  When we got home, he started trying to eat Connor's candy through the wrappers, so I opened a mini 3-Muskateers and gave him bites.  He LOVED it!  He definitely takes after me and has a big sweet tooth!

Trunk or Treat

On Sunday night, Connor and Kyle got dressed up in their Halloween costumes and headed to Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Augusta (where Connor goes to school).  But, first, we had to take pictures on the front steps like I have done every other year!

Kyle looks bored in this next picture, but he did end up having a great time!
And, of course, Connor found the inflatable slide and had a blast!

After a long time on the inflatables, we headed into the gym to try the games. 
But, after a few games, Connor was ready to head back out to the inflatables!  He wanted to try the inflatable obstacle course.  I didn't think he could/would do it, but we got in line anyway.  While waiting in line, we let Kyle out of his stroller and he had a great time!

And, Connor did an amazing job at the obstacle course!  We were so impressed!

FBC Augusta's Trunk or Treat is definitely a must for next year!  So much fun! 

Pumpkin Time

Saturday afternoon was spent painting and carving pumpkins.  We let Connor enjoy some time with Mommy and Daddy while Kyle took a nap.  Connor had a great time painting his pumpkin(s).  Jeremy carved a haunted house pumpkin and I painted a polka dot pumpkin. 

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Wesley Carnival

Wesley Methodist Church is a church close to our house. We went to the fall carnival there last year and had a great time, so we definitely wanted to head back there this year.

So, on Saturday morning, we started our Halloween weekend out by going to the carnival.  We had a blast! 

Connor LOVED the rides!
And, Kyle was able to join in on the fun on one of the rides!  He wasn't quite sure what I was getting him into, but he ended up loving it!
I think Connor's favorite thing was the mechanical bull! 

Great way to start off the weekend!  And, I can't wait to go back next year! 


We went to a combined Kindermusik class last Wednesday with some of the older Kindermusik kids rather than our normal Thursday class. Since Connor wasn't in school (like he is on Thursday's), Connor was able to join Kyle for Kindermusik. Connor loved his 3 years of Kindermusik and misses going, so he was happy to get to join Kyle. Since it was the last class before Halloween, many of the kids dressed up. I dressed Connor up in his costume, but Kyle's dinosaur costume was more appropriate for colder weather and the 80 degree day didn't seem appropriate for it. I was afraid he would burn up! 

The boys had a great time at the class!

Kyle's One Year Appointment

Kyle and I went last week for his one year check-up. He did great! He had to check out the entire waiting room and I kept having to go get him to keep him from walking over to the "sick child" side of the office.

This next picture is how Kyle entertained himself while we waited for the doctor to come in the room!

He found this beam underneath the patient table and had a great time climbing over it over and over and over again!
People comment all the time "what a big boy he is!"  When you look at him, he does look like a big boy, but his cheeks deceive you.  He has huge chipmunk cheeks, but the rest of him is so much smaller than Connor was at this age!

Here are the stats:
Weight: 20 lbs., 8 oz. (20th percentile)
Length:  30 inches (40-45th percentile)
Head Circumference:  18 1/4 inches (40-45th percentile)

To compare, Connor's stats at 12 months:
Weight: 22 lbs., 8 oz. (50th percentile)
Length:  30.5 inches (60th percentile)
Head Circumference:  19 inches (80th percentile)

But, Dr. Middlebrooks is happy with Kyle's growth and development and says he's just perfect. 

Hopefully, we won't be back to the doctor until his 15 month checkup!

Mom's New Laundry Room

I just had to blog this because I am so jealous of my mom's new laundry room AND so impressed with her craftman. My brother Stan made all of the cabinets and the countertop in the new laundryroom! He did a great job. He has made toy boxes and toy cabinets in the past, but he has not done an entire room of cabinets before now.  I think that he has done a GREAT job! I'm so jealous and wish that my laundry room looked like this!