Wednesday, November 11, 2015

An Arm or a Leg?

I woke up to hear Spencer playing and singing in his crib the other morning. I checked the camera and saw this:


Hmm, is that an arm or a leg sticking out from under the pillow? I kept watching and saw this next:


Ok, so it was a leg. Why is he completely under the pillow though?


When it comes to Spencer, there is no point in even asking, “Why?” I love that crazy, crazy boy!


Alex has been asking for a while when he can sleep in our bed. He’s never spent longer than 5-10 minutes in our bed after wandering to our room in the middle of the night. For some reason though, he’s been begging to sleep in our bed. Tim had to work out of town Monday night, so I told Alex he could have a sleepover in my bed. He was SOO EXCITED! I told him to bring whatever he wanted to my bed while I was singing to Spencer. I came into the room to find his pillow and about 10 stuffed animals! He ended up sleeping like a champ … I did not! It was an adventurous night, but I loved it!

This is how Alex fell asleep.
The next morning … notice my pillow is halfway off the bed!
This boys has always been a crazy sleeper! This is how we found him a week ago.

Alex’s Fire Fighter Gear

After the fire fighters came to Alex’s school, the boys played a lot of fire rescue around the house. I love Alex’s tactical fire gear …

He has on his Spider Man mask to protect his face and the Iron Man Mask as his oxygen mask.
Spencer also joined in on the fun!

NC Zoo in the Fall

We met Tim’s cousin Tony, his wife Maeghan, and baby Rocco at the NC Zoo a few weeks ago. It was a surprisingly cold day, but we still had tons of fun! The leaves were beautiful and the animals seemed happy to play in the cooler weather. Plus, we got to see the dinosaurs!! If you haven’t yet been to the NC Zoo, you should go!

It is ridiculously hard to get three children under the age of 5 to look at the camera!
We were finally able to convince Alex to ride an animal on the carousel.
Sweet brothers!
We also saw the dinosaurs!! Alex loved it, but Spencer was a little unsure …

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fire Fighters Visit School

Alex’s school celebrated fire prevention week back in October. The fire fighters and a fire truck came for a visit on a Tuesday, which is my regular day to help out. Ms. Sarah and Ms. Niki let me bring Spencer along in exchange for taking some photos. What fun! The Huntersville Fire Department did a great job talking to the kids and explaining why they should never be afraid of fire fighters.

Alex is in the far back of the photo.
Alex giving the fire fighter a “high five”.
Spencer was excited and intimidated by the fire truck.
Alex really wanted Spencer to go in with him, but Spencer said, “NO”!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween 2015

Almost exactly 4 years ago, my first blog post was about Alex’s first Halloween. I may not post as often, but I’m still going strong! This is post #462! I’m proud of my work on this blog and hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have! Here are the links to our other Halloween posts before I start on this year’s fun:

Halloween 2011Halloween 2012Halloween 2013Halloween 2014

When Aunt Beth and Unc found out we were dressing up as a Star Wars family this year, they decided to come up for the weekend and join in the fun. We had a great time carving jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. We were quite a hit walking around together! Beth made the costumes that she and Eric wore. I made mine and Spencer’s and we purchased Alex’s and Tim’s costumes. Tim made all the light sabers! It’s been a long process, but they turned out amazing!

The boys drew the faces and Tim carved them out. They turned out awesome!
Anakin Skywalker meets Darth Maul.
Alex looking at a photo of Princess Leia after asking me, “Where is your costume?”
Tim tricked out the Power Wheel once again!
Princess Leia and Jabba the Hut
Anakin Skywalker fighting Darth Maul, Queen Amidala, Princess Leia, Yoda, & Jabba the Hut.
We had to pose at a house with Darth Vader in the front yard!
We played in the cul-de-sac with the light sabers after we got back.
Yoda was so happy to finally eat a treat! He had a blast this year!