However, the boys manage to keep life interesting. Gabe is always coming up with cute phrases... every day he will say to me at about 10:00 or so - "Mama, I have something I need to tell you." My heart races a little bit because generally this is followed by some kind of confession. Not for Gabe. After I say (calmly) "What do you need to tell me?"
"Mama, I would like a go-gurt." Whew. I can handle that.
One of the morning routines is Mike chases after the boys to grab a hug and kiss and Gabe will yell (while laughing) "Why don't you pick up somebody your own side." It's just cute.
Sammy is getting so big. He is mushy, squishy, smiley, and oh so cute. On Sunday, during church, one of my friends, Owenna, pinched Sammy's leg and said, "Oh! He is so soft!" It's true. He is yummy.
Halloween was fun - we went to my friend Tamara's house and had a yummy dinner and took the kids out to get loaded up on candy. Being paranoid about candy and Ben's nut allergy I remind him several times "Don't eat any candy until we get home!!" Poor kid. I'm sure he loves being nagged that whatever candy he consumes needs to be pre-approved. The boys wanted to be ninjas so we bought them some costumes. I think I am done buying costumes. I hope to make some next year.... well I guess we'll see. Truth be told, we will probably just buy. I am inspired by some friends of ours who always make their costumes and they are FABULOUS! This year they were Lego guys - LIFESIZED! Blake, who is 4 1/2 (Gabe's best buddy) was dressed as Lego Indiana Jones. It was too great! I just have to attach the picture because it is worth seeing.
|Marin is the big Lego guy and Blake is Lego Indiana Jones. Awesome, eh?|
On to our photos.
|My favorite Ninjas.|
|Ben reading the paper in his suit. Doesn't he look like a little businessman? I love these pictures!|
|Gabe sleeping in his Santa nightcap - Naughty or Nice?|