So, this is late for a reason. Our "Beggar's Night" was scheduled for October 30th, but due to horrible weather, it was rescheduled for Saturday. I took (thankfully) pictures on actual Halloween because the kids wore their costumes to a party at church. I figured that I'd take some trick-or-treating action shots and then post. This was not to be.
I bought Snug's Buzz Lightyear outfit two years ago for him to grow into. I got it for a couple of bucks on clearance. I made his wings, and hopefully it will fit LMM in a couple of years.
Here's the whole gang. We had a theme this year.
Here's the "out of this world" shot. I love that they are both smiling!
Jessie and Woody were very happy to pose for pictures too!
I made this Woody costume (bought the hat at a resale store) for Snug two years ago. LMM was thrilled to grow into it. My favorite part is there is a pull string on the back of the vest and he'd pull on it and declare "there's a snake in my boots!" He also told nearly everyone we met trick or treating to "watch out for monsters" with a mischievous glint in his eye.
Sometimes I get shots of the kids that make them look so much older than they are.
Look who is smiling again! I bought her outfit on Amazon as I found it way cheaper than I could have created it. While I really love to make their outfits, I have to consider which way is more cost effective.
I made Rosebud's Jessie outfit too. I bought one that was a once piece thing similar to the Buzz costume at Once Upon A Child, but it was several sizes too big. I cut it into pieces and sewed/glued/pinned it back together. Her hat isn't the right color, but a friend gave it to us and it was fine. The boots where LMMs when he was two. (To answer the question from an earlier post the Halloween "tree" in the background was made by my aunt! We put it out every year, but the lights didn't work this year, very sad.)
So the rescheduled trick-or-treat night was Saturday. When we set off the sky was cloudy and it was misting. When it started to downpour #1 ran back home for the van to pick us up. It was about 40 degrees. I am SO glad I didn't wait to take pictures, they would have been miserable looking!
11 months old. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? And she was all smiles for her photoshoot today.
I cannot decide which ones I'm going to order. I have been taking most of her monthly pictures instead of getting them done professionally to save money. However, I have been really careful to print (I use Mpix) what I would normally buy and hang them on our wall/give to grandparents.
I am THRILLED THRILLED THRILLED to announce that...
...she GREW this month! She is now 26 3/4" (a quarter inch longer, and yes we are meticulous about measurement) and 15lbs even (up half a pound!). I am so excited about that.
She's still nursing, but learning to take a sippy cup of water and took some milk in one from the nursery workers today (she won't do that for mommy or daddy). She eats less baby food and more table food each day. She cruises the furniture at top speed, stands alone for minutes at a time, and thinks about taking steps. She'll tentatively put a foot out...think for a moment...then get down and crawl. She opens all the cupboards, empties anything she can tip, and SMILES more and more. If you think I sound like I'm grinning with this month's update...you're right!!!!!
Snug loves life. At eight years old, he is a big brother four times over, a role he takes very seriously. He loves to read, swim, run, play Legos, and hear stories. He is sensitive to the needs of others and has a very kind heart.
Little Monkey Man
Watch out world! This middle child is not about to be left out of anything! Formally known on this blog as "Baby J" he is a baby no longer. His sense of adventure is downright dangerous and he will push your buttons all day long. This six year old is very generous and has a sweet smile that will light up a room. Don't let him use his "eyes" on you or you may fall under his spell!
Four years old and quite the little lady. Not sure what we'll do with all of her emotions, but loving watching her grow. She loves ballet, preschool, and church and all of her friends-both real and stuffed variety.
She's three! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. She's my girl and she's demands lots of my love. Growing, changing, and making us all laugh (and scream...not gonna lie), this little one is so precious.
Oh this baby. Easiest one, cheeriest one. Laid back, happy, sweet.