Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!!

The boys are both old enough this year to really be excited about Halloween. And, they each have opinions about what they want to be. No surprise, Luke wanted to be Batman. When I asked Noah if he wanted to wear his fireman costume again or Superman, without hesitation he said "Ooop-ee-man!"

We started the festivities on our little cul-de-sak. I think the kids must have made the rounds 2-3 times before heading further down the street. Leo is proudly wearing his flashing Tampa Bay Bucs hat and jersey...since they won the game tonight he's officially dressed as the Bucs #1 fan.

5 weeks away from delivering our third super-hero, I'm not able to walk very far this year, so I'm staying behind to hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters that come our way. I have to admit that it's pretty darn fun to stay here and see all the kids too.

It shouldn't be long and the boys will be home. After a few sweet treats, there will be LOTS of brushing, flossing and gargling before heading to bed. Cavity bugs and super-heroes just don't mix!

So, this year I have two little super-heroes...but, they've always been super to me!!

Mummy dogs

It's Halloween and the boys can hardly wait to go trick-or-treating. I, being the mother though, am also concerned about filling their bellies with dinner before sending them out for all the candy and treats.

So tonight, in honor of Halloween, we made "Mummy Dogs!" Just a hot dog and slice of cheese wrapped in strips of crescent rolls, but fun enough that Luke and Noah each at two of them before getting dressed! That's success to me!!


I had to laugh at Noah today and stop to take a picture. I bought a few nursing bras from Target and he insisted on putting them on his head. I tried explaining that they were for mommies and not little boys, but he wasn't having any of it! So rather than try to take them off of him, I ran to get the camera!

I showed the pictures to a couple of my friends. One commented what an interesting Halloween costume it was for a 2 year old little boy - a lingerie store? Another said that Noah could walk around trick-or-treating saying "BOOOOObies!" Ha!

These boys keeping me laughing and life is always interesting! Sure is going to be a wild adventure when this third baby comes along!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boo on Ballard!

Last night we took the boys to "Boo on Ballard!" Each year the city of Wylie closes down Ballard, the main street in town. All the businesses let the kids trick-or-treat up and down the street from store to store.

We have learned that it's best to get in and out early, so that's exactly what we did. And, what fun we had looking at all the costumes and trick-or-treaters.

Noah was in awe of the entire situation. He really didn't say trick-or-treat loud enough for anyone to hear...but he did mumble "tank-you" in a tiny voice. Luke, on the other hand, knew just what to do...and didn't waste any time doing it!

We weren't able to stay long due to all the contractions I'm having, but the boys both left with a bag full of treats. They were happy...and so was I...four different dentist offices were there handing out toothbrushes, floss and more.

Next year should be interesting with THREE boys. Oh, I need one more set of hands, eyes and arms!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Costume Parade at LAP

Today Noah had his first costume parade at Learning Academy Preschool! He was so excited that he couldn't wait for me to get him dressed this morning. He had his jammies and diaper ripped off before I could grab the camera and take pics of him!

Noah dressed up as a fireman...the same costume that Luke wore when he was little...except Luke fit in the costume when he was 1...Noah is wearing it at 2!! I found some old pictures of Luke in the costume and got such a kick out of comparing the two...they looks so much alike!

Once at school all the parents waited in the sanctuary while the kids got ready. Class by class they came in for chapel. They sang songs, praised God and said prayers before starting the official costume parade up and down the isles.

After the parade, the children got to trick-or-treat through the church offices before lining up for pictures. It was such a precious time and one that I treasured.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Luke Hits a Grand Slam!

Let me set the scene for you... It's the end of the game. Luke's team, The Atlanta Braves, are down by 4 points. Bases are loaded. Luke steps up to bat. He adjusts his stance, leans back and swings! The ball goes all the way in to the out field. All the little boys on the other team scramble for the ball.

Luke runs to first base, where Leo is coaching. "Run son, run!" Luke heads to second base, where the coach is swinging his arms in big circles telling Luke to keep running. Luke rounds third base where another coach is jumping up and down yelling, "Run home Luke! Run home!" Luke runs to home plate where the umpire is reminding him to, "Touch the plate!"

Luke did it! A grand slam home run to tie the game for his team! I don't know who was more proud...Leo or Luke. When they got home Leo called more people than Luke did and could NOT stop telling me the story over and over! What a day...what a game! Luke was rewarded with game ball!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baby Boy Padron #3 - 30 Weeks

I can't believe I'm already 30 week pregnant. In some ways I feel like I've been pregnant forever. In other ways, I can't believe it's 3/4 of the way over.

Knowing that this will most likely be my last baby makes the aches and pains a little more tolerable. Emphasis on "little." These days I'm pretty much exhausted, achy, not sleeping well and dealing with an incredible amount of Braxton Hicks contractions.

It will certainly all be worth it in the end, but right now the exhaustion and pain are making for one grumpy mommy most days. I feel really bad when I am short with Luke or not able to get up and play like I used to. I find myself apologizing a lot these days, but I guess it's good for the boys to see me modeling that.

Since we're having a CSection, my due date is actually at 39 weeks on Wednesday 12/8. I'm excited to meet my new baby boy and revel in the magical moments of those first few weeks.

If there is one thing that I can say with certainty, it's that I LOVE my boys!!!