Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

What a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are so blessed to have our families close by. We were fed well the last few days :) 

My family went to my sister Sarah's house for Thanksgiving, and I was lamenting the loss of her great cooking, so my wonderful mom made Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday night -- just for me!

T's first Thanksgiving -- he got Turkey and Sweet Potato baby food.  He was SO excited that he got to sit at the table with everyone! 

We were all too hungry to take a picture before we dug in.  It was all beautiful and delicious.

Then on actual Thanksgiving, we spent the day with Steve's family.
Steve and Thatcher were supposed to be taking a nap -- notice which one is actually sleeping.

Gray had a great time playing with all the kids.

It was a lovely day of hanging out and relaxing with family.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10 Months Old!

Baby Thatcher is 10 months old -- my how time flies :)  This sweet little guy is so much fun! He's changing so quickly. He says dada, mama, daaa (dog), and numerous babbles and coos.  I swear he said 'Thatcher' today :D  He signs 'eat', 'milk', and 'all done'. He still doesn't crawl, but he can kind of wiggle-worm his way around on the floor to get where he wants to go.  He pulls himself up to standing really easily, and has started to cruise around the furniture. He'll even take steps if you hold his hands -- silly kid is going to walk before he crawls.  He has one tooth so far, and is working on another one. He still just laughs and smiles all the time -- we love it!  Here's some of his 10-month pics.

He decided to chew on his sticker -- hence the wrinkled shirt :P

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Family Pics 2011

My wonderfully talented friend Kandis took our family pictures again -- visit her photo blog HERE.  So cute! Thanks again, Kandis Jo!

{Ok, so I have to insert a little story here, just so *I* can remember it -- it cracked me up.  The reason the last few pics are just of Thatcher and me is that Gray decided he needed to go potty, and of course there was no potty around. So Steve drove him to a gas station, but their bathroom was out of order. So what's a guy to do? Find a rock. It was the highlight of his day -- Gray kept telling everyone he saw "I went pee-pee on a rock!" Hehe -- gotta love boys!}

My little GQ model-in-the-making :)

So sweet -- I love that T is holding Gray's hand!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween! The weather was actually great, for once! And Grayson is old enough now to really get excited.  So fun!

This is the pumpkin my visiting teaching companion Brandy carved for us.  Isn't it awesome?!

I made Grayson a viking hat and vest, and Thatcher a dragon hat and tail.

Aren't they so cute?!

"fighting" with his viking sword

'fighting' the scary baby dragon :)

rahhr :)

However, Grayson decided he liked T's costume better, so that's what he ended up wearing.  

He had a party at preschool,  and wore the dragon costume there, too.

He wore it for days, and roared at everyone he saw :)

Since Grayson stole his costume, T stole the viking hat and sword :)

Gray is roaring at the Viking :)

Thatcher the giraffe, and Grayson the dragon -- with Nani the witch (at the trunk-or-treat)
Gray made out like a bandit! He had such a blast at the trunk-or-treat, then hit up his Nani for candy, then Poppa took him trick-or-treating around their neighborhood. THEN we visited Grandma and Grandpa, and of course they spoiled him, too.  AND, the best part -- I caught him taking candy out of our treat bowl for the trick-or-treaters -- one by one -- and putting them in HIS treat bag! Little stinker! :D
He counted it all this morning -- we counted 96 pieces! And that's after he'd already put some in the bag, and after he (ahem -- WE....), had already eaten some.  I'd say that's enough to last him quite a while!!