Thursday, October 31, 2013

World Series Championships!

It's all very exciting in our house!  We let Abby stay up late to watch a piece of history.  We might be paying for it today.  In  all honesty, she doesn't actually fall asleep until 9:30 so letting her stay up until 9pm, is no big deal right?

The Red Sox won the World Series in six games against the St. Louis Cardinals.  A few scattered grand slams and home runs through out the playoffs, Big Papi a clear MVP winner with a .733 batting average for the series, winning AT FENWAY, and following the bearded players absolutely made year an exciting one.

I'm fairly certain we brought them a few good luck charms:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween 2013

We were so thankful our friends hosted a party on the Sunday before Halloween versus on Saturday. I was crazy busy with a craft fair and Tim being out of town.  Sunday was a perfect day for a party!  I was dressed as Ursula, Abby was Ariel on her wedding day, and Sam was Sebastian - all from The Little Mermaid, of course.  Tim is going to join us and be Abby's prince for Thursday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

She Cleaned Her Room

Well, she said she did....

I think we have a selective listener and doer on our hands.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Don't Lick the Spatula!

She loves helping in the kitchen so I asked her to help me make a cake for book club. Almond torte with raspberry buttercream.  This obviously was a google recipe and I hadn't really taste tested it before.  Abby volunteered during the creation.  Now, with raw eggs, I didn't want to her to eat the whole bowl.  Although, by her reaction, she would have. 

After a few tastes, I asked her to stop licking the spatula.  I turned around to frost the cake, and then back at her.  This is what I found.  Luckily, the camera was close by.

Yes, we cook naked. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Toilet Paper Fiasco

They've all done it...unroll a roll of paper towel, that is!  When the infants start crawling, and you give them a teensy bit of independence, this is what they do.  Sam seems to love the bathroom.  He loves standing next to the tub, the toilet, and the stool.  We have to remember to keep the toilet seat closed!

I know that Abby did the same thing when we were living at my parents house.  Here's the link even though the picture has disappeared!  Insert sad face here.....

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy 10 Months, Sam!

I think the past month has gone by the fastest.  Like, blinked, and *poof*, gone. Like, no way this just happened. 
At 10 months Sam is crawling like it's his job, cruising around the table, pulling himself up onto everything, still sleeping all night long (YES!), eating less purees and more our food, laughing more, and loves his cars and trucks.  It's so hard to believe that he'll be one so soon!  (For family reading wondering when we're going to celebrate, we're going to wait until after Christmas :-)  )

We have permission to start very little cow's milk in his sippy cup, and from11 months to one year will transition to whole milk.  I've been pumping at work to give him exclusively breast milk for the first year.  While I've been successful and grateful for the support of my work, I'm anxious to put the breast pump away. 

Sam now has his top two teeth and a third one on the bottom for a total of 5 teeth (toothies, according to Abby).  He's chomping on cheerios, soft veggies, meat, and pasta.  He even had his first few bites of macaroni and cheese! It looks like there are several more teeth coming in!


Our happy guy is pretty awesome!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nemo Update

Well, we had to have the "fish go to heaven" conversation much sooner than we anticipated.  It went well considering we weren't necessarily ready,  Abby is saving her quarters (for sleeping through the night) for another fish.  Maybe this time a gold fish. She's already name him/her - Flounder.  C'mon, was that really a surprise.  This almost princess loving four year old, knows her fishy sidekicks.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Columbus Day Weekend

We are privileged to visit Vermont often - sometimes in the Burlington area and other times down south near Rutland.  Papa Proctor has a gorgeous piece of property with a stunning post and beam house.  A few apple trees, loads of perennials, goats across the way, a horse up the road, and a small quaint community to take care of each other. 

The fall is the most perfect time of year to visit!

Feeding Seneca the horse

We had a lovely day eating yummy treats, going to Cider Days in Belmont, visiting with Seneca, thehorse, teaching Auntie Erin to geocache, watching the Red Sox game, having a fire by the apple trees, playing with vintage Fisher Price Little People, lounging in pj's, eating more yummy food....really, a fabulous weekend!