Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October, where have you gone??

The month of October has been pretty crazy around here!  With our anniversary, meetings, the Paws on Scrapbooking crop, Riley's birthday party, plus just our everyday crazy life, I haven't had a chance to sit down and type.  In fact, I should probably be doing other things right now, but I thought you might all like an update :)

So, what have we done in October?  Well, we picked apples with the kids and mom and dad on our anniversary (which is mom and dad's anniversary as well for those who don't know).  It was a fun afternoon!  Oh wait, except Bridget cried the whole way there and back...right...well, at least she was good AT the orchard :)  And the boys had fun picking (and eating) lots of apples (which are still in our fridge...guess we got too many!).  Our big anniversary celebration was thai take-out and a movie, which we didn't even get to finish because Bridget kept waking up.  Good times.  Heehee. Some pics from our apple picking adventure...









Kieran became an inventor in October as well ;)  I swear he has seen t-ball stand once and that was months ago (and he didn't even play with it) yet he fashioned his own stand out of our toy ball popper and a paper towel roll. Then he got his ball and placed it on top and hit it with his bat.  He's a genius!  And he has some mad sporty skills as well!  This isn't the best pic, but you get the gist :)



The kids have all been sick, of course.  Bridget had a very high fever around Thanksgiving.  I waited it out but finally ended up giving her an antibiotic (which the doctor had given me before the long weekend in case the fever persisted).  Still not sure what was wrong with her but it seemed to do the trick.  She's just like the boys though, it never got her down.  She was still my happy, smiley baby!  This is at peek fever...



Let's see...Thanksgiving...we ate too much and had fun with family.  We also went bowling Thanksgiving Monday where I lost to not only Kevin, but Riley as well (sad, I know....I think my arms are just tired from carrying kids all day.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!).

I had my first design team reveal for Paws on the 15th.  I was super excited to upload my very first projects.  I'm so lucky to be in the company of such talented ladies there!  You can visit my gallery if you want to take a peek at the projects :)

I also went to the Paws crop.  It was a fun event and a lot of money was raised for breast cancer. All the money raised went to a local mom with breast cancer to help pay for her meds.  So much fun and such a great cause.  I didn't get a lot done (too much chatting and eating going on, lol), but what I did get done is for a Christmas gift, so you can't see anyway!  I will however show you the nametag I made (remember....this was to raise money for breast cancer!)...



Riley also had his fourth birthday (time really goes by quickly doesn't it?  Doesn't it seem like just yesterday you all were being hounded with relentless pregnancy updates? heehee).  This year we went with the robot theme and he invited a few friends from school as well as a couple of family friends and cousins.  Yes, it was a little nuts, but they were pretty good overall.  I don't have pics since our battery was dead (don't worry, Grampie went home for his camera!), but I did get a pic of the cake earlier in the day...



We got Riley a playmobil castle that he had apparently wanted "for years" (he saw it at Indigo last month).  He LOVES it.  It has many small pieces, but he's really good at putting them away when he's done (we'll see how long that lasts).  

We had the second annual Winchester pumpkin carving party last Sunday (complete with pumpkin bread, apple cider and yummy roasted pumkin seeds...thanks for all your digging, Uncle Ben!).  The cousins had a great time getting their hands dirty and using sharp instruments, lol (ok...they were only the little saws, don't call social services on me!).  Their diseased pumkins ended up not looking too shabby (has anyone else noticed how gross the pumkins are this year...blech!  At least the ones in the valley....).  








Let's see....quick update on all the kids.  Riley is loving school again this year, of course.  He's writing most of his letters and know a lot of the sounds they make.  He still loves stories and will sit for hours on end if you just read to him.  He wants homework for Christmas, heehee.  We registered him for kindergarten already and he's excited to go to "big school".  

Kieran is finally learning to dress himself.  I'm sure he could have done it before but it was much easier to have mommy or daddy do it for him.  On Monday he put his sneakers on for the first time by himself and he tries everyday to put his underwear on (and everyday comes out with it on backwards!).  It's very exciting though.  He's developed quite and angry streak at times, but for the most part he's a pretty happy boy.  His two year molars are finally almost all through.   He's starting to identify some letters.  He had pasta and "meatbobs" for supper :)

Bridget is eating more and more solids.  She's on to full cheerios (instead of mommy paranoidly (yes, I know that's probably not a word) breaking them in half), and has had solid carrots and broccoli.  That girl loves to eat...wonder who she gets that from.  She's sitting pretty well now for long periods with no help (and even despite mauling brothers at times).  She's saying "ba ba ba" and clapping now.  She's so smiley that sometimes I fear she's going to pull muscles in her face, haha.  Here's a cute pic (this one's for Aunt Dawn)...



Well, I've been at this for almost an hour so it's probably time to sign off soon.  Anyone still with me? Anyone....?  I'll try to update more regularly so you don't have to spend your entire evening reading about my life (but you didn't have anything more important to do anyway, did you? heehee).  I'll just throw out a few scrappy things I did this month for those who are interested, so if that's not you, then you can get on with your life :)  These don't include the DT stuff I did...you can follow the link to my gallery for that.  Thanks for reading!






The cards were made for World Card Making Day (no, I am totally not making that up...it's real in the scrappy world! LOL!  Yes, Kevin mocks so you can too, if you must).  Paws sent the cards we made on that day to soldiers overseas.  They are blank so they can have them to send home to their families.  Ok...I'm seriously done now! :)



1 comment:

TraceyT said...

Holy cow, you have been busy!!!!! We need to catch up more often. Where to I start...the pics...totally adorable. I can't believe how much the baby has grown.

The name tag....ROFL...that is genius. I bet it was a hit.

All your projects are so nice. Congrats again on the DT gig.

And the banner....LOVE it.