Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween... Year 2!

Wil was a monkey for Halloween this year. His favorite song is "5 Little Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed", so it was the obvious choice.
 He LOVED trick-or-treating and much to our surprise, was able to say "trick-or-treat", "candy" and of course "thank you" after each visit around the hood. He was so happy to look in his bucket to find a new little something after every house we visited. Adam's worried he may start trick-or-treating every day!

 The BEST thing about our neighborhood... OUR NEIGHBORS! Here are just a few we met along the way... Charlie & her little brother Levi (fellow monkey).
Good buddy, Rowan!
 Wil's besties - Tyler and Bryce from across the street!
 It was a loooong night, but Wil hung in there until the end. So much fun!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pony Play

Wil found my stash of  "My Little Ponies" downstairs in the play room. He thought he'd check them out... don't tell his Dad! At first, he enjoyed standing them all up in rows and gently combing their hair. He kept saying, "ooooh!"

Then came this:
There's the little BOY I know.
Beat them all down with a sword while screaming.

Monday, October 24, 2011

This is new...

He has a good year before he'll be forced out of his highchair by his baby brother or sister, but I'm happy to see him taking some interest in sitting at the table. I only wish he'd be interested in sleeping in something other than his crib... I'll be needing that shortly. Poor guy. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Fun

This weekend, we tried to cram in everything "Fall" we could possibly think of... petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and Halloween at the Zoo. It seems like we've been busy every weekend, so it was nice to spend this one together... just the three of us!

We traveled to Eugster's Farm on Saturday.
 We met some animals.
Wil thought this horse was magnificent!
He kept yelling, "neighhhhh!!"
 Wil experienced his first maze - little kid style. Perfection!
 The hay was the best part... throwing it, of course.
 He also got to milk a cow. A fake cow. Strange, but fun!
 Much love was shown to the goats.
He grabbed their faces like they were his dog.
Not good. They bite. He didn't care, of course.
 We took a loooong wagon ride out to a pumpkin patch.
 And got to "ride" on 3 different tractors. Awesome!

On Sunday, we took Wil to "Halloween at the Zoo".
Complete chaos.
I'd heard about it all week & thought I NEEDED to take my son. You got to wear your costume & trick-or-treat too! When we arrived, they were corraling hundreds (yes, hundreds) of
people into huge lines to trick-or-treat. We got out ~ FAST!
Adam told Wil he'd buy him a bag of candy instead.
Wil enjoyed visiting the animals and he looked adorable dressed as a monkey!
 It was tricky to take pictures because he's always so mesmerized by the animals. At this point, he couldn't take his eyes off the seals. Poor Momma. I never get a good picture.
Oh well, we had fun, but only stayed an hour. Did I mention it was crazy?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Doesn't this track suit make you smile?

It's a Gymnastics Friday. We're ready!
P.S. I use to love the whole "cheeeeeeese" scream and face.
Now... well, not so much. This was the best shot I could get.
Others looked down-right creepy! Scary-face-baby!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Party!

Last weekend, we traveled up north to visit Adam's family. Every year, his aunt & uncle throw a pumpkin party at their farm. It's super fun!
Wil enjoys spending time outside and especially liked pumpkin wrestling - a game he invented all by himself.
Having a party is another great reason to get all of our babies together!! Wil's the oldest at 19 months, then Jayden (17 months), then Sawyer (16 months), then Kennedy (13 months), and our latest addition Baby Max who is almost 6 months old. That's five babies in just over 1 year! As you can imagine, getting them together for a picture is next to impossible. Four toddlers, really?!?! Max was our best baby model ~ he can barely sit. Luckily, a couple of them found magazines & we got Jayden on the horse. Here's my best shot:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Potty? No thanks.

It's a storage facility.
Everytime I open that little green lid, I find a new toy.
Apparently, Wil's not quite ready to use the potty the "right way". It's still fun, though!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


You just can't get enough!

You like to catch it...
 and throw it!
 Pure joy!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Like Father, Like Son

Wil got this awesome remote control car from his Uncle Tony last weekend. It is currently his most prized possession. Both Wil's uncle AND his daddy race RC Cars for fun... now Wil can too! He's actually really good at driving it, for a one year old, that is. It must be because he watches the big boys every chance he gets.