Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall Festival Day

"Oh what a beautiful morning......" You know what made it even more beautiful? Les got up at about 7:00 to run an errand, and since Carter was up (surprise), he took her. Since I had just fed Toby and put him down, I got to go back to bed until Micah woke up at 8:20!!!!!!! Booya!!!! I was so excited, I almost moonwalked around the house.........or maybe I wanted to do that because I just went to see This Is It (the Michael Jackson movie). It was soooooooooo great! I went to see it with Melissa and Haley, and one of the best parts of the movie was that Melissa watched the whole thing with a smile on her face. It was so cute! Ok, back to today. We didn't really do much today because last night we went to Sarah's Superhero Night at Second Baptist Church. Carter and Micah went dressed as their favorite pirates. Sarah saved us front row seats!!! I loved watching it so close, but I was jealous because what I really wanted to be doing was dancing with Sarah on stage. :) We had so much fun! Here are some pictures of the kids dressed up.....

That's right! Wonderbread!

Carter didn't want to get dressed up today. Micah's all about it!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Patch!

.......or as Micah calls it, "the punkin patch"! I seriously like the word "punkin" better than the real word. Who votes we change it?? I love the fall!!!!!!! Although it is prettier in Indiana, but still. I'm just sayin'. Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful weather here in Houston!!!!!!! What a perfect day for the punkin patch!!! We drove over to Josh and Lisa Schmidt's house this morning, loaded the kids in the wagon and stroller, and we all walked to the punkin patch fest at Seven Lakes High School!!!!!!! Tell me if any of you moms can relate to this.........
So, Lisa and I are walking behind the pack. Lisa is pushing Maya, and Toby is strapped to me. Micah is in the wagon that Carter is taking turns pulling, and Mady is walking near the wagon with Papa and Josh. We're walking on the sidewalk which is, you know, close to the road, and the girls just book it up the sidewalk! Lisa and I are holding our breath because we don't want to tell the boys how to watch our girls, but we just keep picturing them veering off into the street. Both of them obeyed very well, so nothing even came close to happening, but I'm still not sure if Lisa and I had a whole conversation. :)
When we got to the punkin patch, Carter walked through all of the big punkins, and went straight to the tiny they were her pets or something. So, who follows her?? Oh yeah, Micah!!!! because he would follow her off a cliff. But then Micah does something different. While Carter is searching for a punkin with no dirt on it......such a girl......Micah seems to think the punkins are soccer balls. I look over and he is basically dribbling a punkin through the grass. He decided to not get a punkin though.......I think he was still tired from not getting a nap yesterday. I think I'm still tired from him not getting a nap yesterday. Oh wait, no, I'm tired because we have an infant. That's right. I really have nothing to complain about though. He is such a great baby!!!! He's only getting me up once a night to feed him. Oooh, he's so cute!!

she loves her tiny punkin and wants to carve it tonight!

if only we could read Toby's thoughts......."I wonder if these big orange things have milk too?"

they did NOT like this guy

this picture looks so funny! "Somebody help me!"

I think Mady liked this one more.

and I just HAD to put this on here! Price let Toby borrow this onsie!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Festival Preview.....

So, every year, instead of going around our neighborhood and trick-or-treating, we get the kids dressed up in their costumes and head to our church. They have something called First Fest. It's just a bunch of games, bouncy things, and kind of party! Well, ever since we went to see Sarah during her VBS at her church (which included pirates this year), Carter and Micah have wanted to dress up like "Marge" and "Tounge Tied Taylor". Here is a little preview........

now his pirate smile finally makes sense!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Toby is 2 months!

Oh my goodness! What is happening?! On October 12th, Toby had his 2 month birthday!!! What?! He is such a great baby! He is really smiling now, and he is making the sweetest suck-his-breath-in noises!!! I still can't understand how babies are so entertaining. I could just sit and watch him for hours.........all while making the most ridiculous noises to him. Seriously, I thought about getting out the video camera today, but I thought to myself "no, because then you're gonna hear yourself making these noises to get him to smile, and you're going to annoy yourself." He's loving his bouncy seat! He gets so excited watching the bubbles go up through the starfish and his friends. :) Here are some 2 month pictures......

in his bouncy seat

Hershey is getting her Toby time!

And when it's bath time for Toby, if I ever make the announcement that I'm going to give him a bath, this is what ends up happening.........

we love our tub!!

I love my little girl......

This is going to be very short because I will write more later when I post Toby's 2 month pictures. So, last week I gave the kids an apple each to eat on our errands. I didn't have time to cut them in slices, so I just gave it to them whole. When we got home, Carter had hers half eaten and she put it on the kitchen floor. I asked her to please put her apple up and this is where I found it later that day....... the pantry....I love how she obeys :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fun at the Strech house

I love when Papa comes home from work!! Partly because I miss him during the day. Partly because I am desperate for help by the time he gets home, and partly because I love that he really is a 5 year old boy in a 30 year old, 6'2" frame. For instance, we were supposed to be getting the kids ready for bed, when I hear Micah counting and saying "ready not, here I come!". Hide and seek is an everyday game in our house. :) So, I gather that Micah is looking for Carter and Papa. This is what I found in Micah's room........

I about peed in my pants. AND, he was being so quiet! Like, maybe Micah won't find me if I'm super quiet.

Then, a couple of weeks ago when it was actually getting cooler (yeah, that was a tease), we were going on walks around the neighborhood. Well, one night after dinner, we said, "who wants to go on a walk?" Carter and Micah screamed "ME!!!" Then Carter said something about getting the wagon ready. About 10 minutes later when Les, Toby and I were ready, we walk out into the garage and this is what we see..........

They were ready to go! Carter had some sunscreen in her hand because she thought it was mosquito spray. :)

Yesterday was a very pleasant treat..........Carter went to the dentist for the first time. Her pediatrician has been telling me to take her and Micah since they were 18 mths, but seriously. Carter didn't even have teeth until she was 12 mths! So..........knowing Carter, I was preparing myself for the worst. She is very dramatic and very cautious. Put those two together and I just knew that dentist was going to check us all into a mental hospital. We go in and there was a big open floor with a tv.......the front desk lady goes, "do your kids like the Cars movie?" I instantly loved this place. Then, the dentist-helper lady came to get Carter, told her to brush her "princess teeth" (I just think that the Lord put these words in this lady's mouth to make Carter feel comfortable), and let us all come back to the room. By room, I mean the area as big as a small house that was filled with heavenly toys, chairs, and smiley, singing ladies who clean teeth. I got ripped off when I was a kid at the dentist office!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not bitter..............
Back to Carter....SO, everything that the lady was going to do to her, she let Carter do it to a stuffed animal first. I swear they spied on Carter and studied her since the time I made her appt. Bottom line - Carter had a GREAT time at the dentist!! She even said that was her favorite thing about yesterday! Thank You, Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, what's the chance that they think I'm 18 every year and can go see her? Seriously, the worst thing that happened there was that Toby had his very first blow out while I was nursing him, and 99% of the yellow breastmilk baby poop went all over...........ME!!! What?! He got one little spot on him. The rest of it, yeah, right on my lap. Which means that when I washed it off of me, it looked like I peed in my pants. Thank you Mr. Toby. Who cares? I'll take that over getting kicked out of Katy for a crazy child in a dentist chair.

we have this same picture of Carter and Micah!!

he's talking........

he's loving this outfit that my aunt Julie got him!!