Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Fun at School

Happy Halloween to all! The boys have been OBSESSED with Michael Jackson lately, especially since watching the "Thriller" video more than a few times on the computer. They are so cute trying to copy the dance moves in their MJ outfits (above)

The boys' nana is in town this week to help them with their actual Halloween costumes, which I'll post pictures of hopefully early next week. She was glad to come in this week because she got to go to their school on Wednesday to have lunch and participate in Sammy's Halloween party.
These are the treats we made: Oreo spiders (with a few "albino" ones thrown in, per Chris's suggestion) and banana ghosts. Check out this table full of food for the kindergarteners! I was a big fan of the "fingers" made from string cheese with a piece of pepper for the fingernail. YUM!
There were a few fun crafts for the kids to do, including making jack-o-lantern treat bags, ghost hand puppets and cookie decorating.

This is Sammy's best friend, Ryan. He talks about him all the time. But certainly the best part of the day for him was sharing it with his Nana!
Back with Halloween pics in a few days - I promise! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back by Popular Demand

Ok, not really popular demand, just a request from my former roommate, Lisa, who lives in Germany and seems to be a bit hungry for updates on life in the U.S., or at least rural southeast Wisconsin. (Hi Lisa!)
I just can't believe how quickly the weeks fly by these days! People have warned me that as your kids get older, you actually get busier and busier but I never believed them. What could be busier than changing diapers, warming bottles, etc? But it's true that it takes a lot more effort to keep the two older boys from wrestling/fighting/destroying and most of the time that effort involves getting in the car and going somewhere....anywhere...
Anyway, I'm only going to post pictures today of my two little boys. Luke is almost 13 months old now and has been walking for about 8 weeks. He is really learning a lot - he says bye-bye, mama, dad, high five (with the action), bird, ball, bear and hi. He also gives kisses on command. (Thank you, Daddy, for teaching him that!)
William is about the only person in the world who hasn't fallen in love with Luke, as you can tell in this picture. He says "Beh-Beh is not my friend!" and does mean things like slam doors in his face and pushes him down. Any toy the Beh-Beh has is ripped from his hands the minute William sees him with it. It's quite sad, but of course we know it's a phase and we're just trying to ride it out while discouraging that behavior as much as we can. Hopefully soon he'll realize how adorable Luke really is and that he definitely IS his friend, a friend for life!
I'll be back with more pictures of Owen and Sammy soon, along with reports of how they're doing in school.